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SPR 2016

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Page 14 of 35 S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2016 | 13 Director's Corner Mr. Douglas W. Bryce Director Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Mr. Douglas W. Bryce was designated the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO- CBD) on 22 October 2015. As the JPEO-CBD, he has materiel acquisition decision authority for the services on chemical and biological defense equipment. He provides acquisition management and professional leadership on complex issues related to joint service chemical and biological defense acquisition programs. He plans, directs, manages, coordinates the JPEO-CBD's mission and is responsible for the development, acquisition, distribution, and deployment of highly specialized and dynamic joint chemical and biological defense devices, as well as medical diagnostic systems, drugs, and vaccines. From Aug 1972 to Feb 1982, Mr. Bryce was on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps. He became Chief Warrant Officer in February 1982, serving until August 1992, and was a Project Officer at Marine Corps Research and Development Command in Washington, D.C. from August 1988 to September 1992. From September 1992 to September 1997, Mr. Bryce was a Product Manager at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, working on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Equipment. For the next six years he focused on Individual Marine Combat Equipment at the Marine Corps Systems Command, also in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Equipment. In April 2003, he became Joint Project Manager for Individual Protective Equipment at the Joint Program Executive Office, and after completing a two-year stint, served as Deputy at the Joint Program Office for Chemical and Biological Defense from February 2005 to February 2010, finally becoming Executive Officer in the same department where he has been serving since October 2015. Mr. Bryce attended Los Angeles Community College in Los Angeles, and later Defense Acquisition University, completing a Program Manager Course in 1994. He has also Level III Certified in Program Management, and Navy Acquisition Corp. Mr. Bryce has also received numerous awards and honors such as the Navy Unit Commendation. David Packard Excellence in Acquisition, Commander's Roundtable Team Excellence Award, Navy Certificate of Excellence, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. Mr. Bryce was interviewed by CST & CBRNE Editor Kevin Hunter. CST & CBRNE: Please speak to your role as Director, JPEO-CBD, and the organization's overall mission. Mr. Bryce: As the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, I am responsible for development, fielding and lifecycle management of materiel and equipment for warfighters within the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP). My organization, the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), consists of multiple joint project managers, each with responsibility for defense acquisition in a specific commodity area, such as protection, detection, medical defense, and information systems. Fundamentally, we advance technologies and prototypes through research and development to procurement programs providing validated chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense capabilities to the military services. CST & CBRNE: What program focus areas are you currently most concerned with, and please to speak to them. Mr. Bryce: Our current focus areas include accelerating medical countermeasures (MCM) advanced development and procurement for DoD, principally through standing up our new Medical Countermeasures Advanced Development and Manufacturing (MCM ADM) facility in Florida, as well as From Concept TO CAPABILITY

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