Department of Defense Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Program 2009 Annual Report to Congress
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE
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The Department of Defense DoD Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Programs CBDP 2009 Annual Report to Congress ARC details the progress made by the Department over the last year to protect our nation and allies from current and emerging threats posed by weapons of mass destruction WMD. It also reviews current programs that provide Warfighters with the most superior chemical and biological CB defense training, equipment, and preparedness to ultimately achieve our CBDP vision of ensuring DoD operations are unconstrained by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear CBRN effects. Additionally, this years report marks the second year of the transformation of the ARC to a more streamlined format. Information regarding quantities, characteristics, and capabilities of fielded CB defense equipment are available in the 2008 Research, Development, and Acquisition RDA Plan. Congress, other federal agencies, academia, international partners, and the private sector all partner with the DoD CBDP to fulfill its mission to provide CBRN defense capabilities in support of the National Military Strategies. This mission is supported by our immediate goal to provide integrated, coordinated, and sustainable WMD solutions to the Warfighter and our longer-term goal of advancing our defense capabilities to build readiness for current and future WMD challenges. We have structured our mission to be forward-thinking, responsive to Warfighter and national security needs, and streamlined with authority and accountability vested in specific executives.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Protective Equipment