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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Research and Development.

Title Determining core capabilities in chemical and biological defense science and technology / Committee on Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Research and Development, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]
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Contents Introduction -- Framework and Structure -- Core Science and Technology Capabilities for the Chemical and Biological Defense Program -- Proposed Approach -- Management of Science and Technology at CBDP -- Appendix A; Schedule of Data-Gathering -- Appendix B: Additional Thoughts on the Nature of the Chemical Threat -- Appendix C: Frameworks of the CBDP Enterprise Elements -- Appendix D: Relationship Comparison of CBDP Enterprise Frameworks to the Committee's S & T Capability Categories -- Appendix E: Committee Member Biographies
Summary The goal of the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) is to provide support and world-class capabilities enabling the U.S. Armed Forces to fight and win decisively in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) environments. To accomplish this objective, the CBDP must maintain robust science and technology capabilities to support the research, development, testing, and evaluation required for the creation and validation of the products the program supplies. The threat from chemical and biological attack evolves due to the changing nature of conflict and rapid advances in science and technology (S & T), so the core S & T capabilities that must be maintained by the CBDP must also continue to evolve. In order to address the challenges facing the DoD, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a study to identify the core capabilities in S & T that must be supported by the program. The NRC Committee on Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Research and Development examined the capabilities necessary for the chemical and biological defense S & T program in the context of the threat and of the program's stated mission and priorities. Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology contains the committee's findings and recommendations. It is intended to assist the DASD CBD in determining the best strategy for acquiring, developing, and/or maintaining the needed capabilities."--Publisher's description
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Subject Chemical and Biological Defense Program (U.S.)
Biological arms control -- Defense measures -- United States.
Biological weapons -- Defense measures -- United States.
Chemical arms control -- Defense measures -- United States.
Chemical weapons -- Defense measures -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Biological Warfare Agents.
Civil Defense.
Bioterrorism.
Chemical Terrorism.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309265363 (electronic bk.)
9780309265362 (electronic bk.)