Department of Defense Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Defense, Annual Report to Congress.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, Public Law No. 103-160, Section 1703 50 USC 1522, mandates the coordination and integration of all Department of Defense chemical and biological CB defense programs. As part of this coordination and integration, the Secretary of Defense is directed to submit an assessment and a description of plans to improve readiness to survive, fight and win in a nuclear, biological and chemical NBC contaminated environment. This report contains modernization plan summaries that highlight the Departments approach to improve current NBC defense equipment and resolve current shortcomings in the program. 50 USC 1522 has been a critical tool for ensuring the elimination of redundant programs, focusing funds on program priorities, and enhancing readiness. Medical and non-medical research, development and acquisition organizations for NBC defense, including the consolidation of all research, development, test and evaluation, and procurement funds for NBC defense have been consolidated. There has been significant progress in the development of Joint training, doctrine development, and requirements generation. Modernization and technology plans have been developed that have begun to show real savings and true consolidation of efforts among the Services. The fruits of these plans will be realized over the next few years as the public law has time to take effect and will result in the increased readiness of U.S. forces.
- Defense Systems
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare