“This Annual Report of the Department of Defense (DoD) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) provides information in response to several reporting requirements. First, this report is provided in accordance with 50 U.S. Code Section 1523. This report is intended to assess: (1) the overall readiness of the Armed Forces to fight in a chemical Biological (CB) warfare environment and steps taken and planned to be taken to improve such readiness; and, (2) requirements for the chemical and biological warfare defense program, including requirements for training, detection, and protective equipment, for medical prophylaxis, and for treatment of casualties resulting from use of chemical and biological weapons.”
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- June 28, 2011
“The Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) provides support and world-class capabilities enabling the U.S. Armed Forces to fight and win decisively in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) environments. Since Congress established the CBDP in 1994, the Program has been the essential component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to integrate chemical and biological (CB) defense activities. The CBDP supports a comprehensive strategic framework to improve CB defense preparedness, reduce risk to the Warfighter, and field the appropriate mix of capabilities for sustained military operations with minimum degradation of combat effectiveness attributed to current CBRN hazards and emerging threats.”
- June 28, 2011
33rd Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on the Implementation of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: Achieving Realistic Decisions at the Seventh BWC Review Conference in 2011
This workshop was hosted by the Association Suisse de Pugwash in association with the Geneva International Peace Research Institute GIPRI. The meeting was supported by a grant provided by the Swiss federal authorities.
The workshop took place immediately prior to the Seventh Review Conference on the operation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in December 2011. It was attended by 57 participants, all by invitation and in their personal capacities, from 17 countries including, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA) and Ukraine. This report is the sole responsibility of its author, who was asked to prepare a brief account of the proceedings of the meeting in consultation with the Steering Committee. It does not necessarily reflect a consensus of the workshop as a whole, nor of the Study Group. The workshop was strictly governed by the Chatham House Rule, so reference to specific speakers is not detailed here.
- March 12, 2012
“With this collection of commentaries, Center experts mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 anthrax attacks by taking stock of progress to date and making recommendations for change that would help build resilience and preparedness against biological threats.
– A Crossroads in Biosecurity (Tom Inglesby and Anita Cicero)
– Post-9/11 Challenges of a Crisis (D.A. Henderson)
– Managing the Insider Threat in High-Containment Laboratories (Gigi Kwik Gronvall)
– Connecting the Dots on Biosurveillance (Jennifer Nuzzo)
– Time for Crisis Standards of Care (Dan Hanfling)
– Preparing Hospitals for Large-Scale Infectious Disease Emergencies (Eric Toner and Amesh Adalja)
– Four Ways to Reduce the Time and Cost of Anthrax Cleanup (Crystal Franco)
– Community Resilience: Beyond Wishful Thinking (Monica Schoch-Spana)”
- February 10, 2012
This how-to guide* outlines methods for identifying the critical assets and functions within buildings, determining the threats to those assets, and assessing the vulnerabilities associated with those threats. The methods presented provide a means to assess risks and to make decisions about how to mitigate them. The scope of the methods includes reducing physical damage to structural and non-structural components of buildings and related infrastructure, and reducing resultant casualties during conventional bomb attacks, as well as attacks involving chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents.
- April 6, 2012