Management of National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team WMD-CST Program is intended to help prepare the United States against terrorist use of a weapon of mass destruction and is commonly referred to as a homeland defense measure. Originally, 10 WMD-CSTs were established with a planned initial operational capability date of January 2000. In FY 2000 and FY 2001, Congress authorized an additional 17 and 5 WMD-CSTs, respectively. Our overall audit objective was to evaluate the program management of chemical and biological defense resources in the National Guard and Reserve forces. For this segment of the audit, we evaluated the program management of National Guard units charged with chemical and biological defense responsibilities for homeland defense. Future reports will deal with the financial management of the WMD-CST program and the management of chemical and biological defense resources of National Guard and Reserve forces scheduled to deploy in the event of a major theater war.
- Administration and Management
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare