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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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tacticaldefensemedia.com 16 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2016 Director's Corner In addition to these key efforts, I've executed a realignment of our programs and portfolio to assist the JPEO-CBD with executing programs more efficiently while remaining relevant as CBRN threats evolve. We decreased our number of Joint Project Managers (JPM) from seven to five. The JPMs for Elimination and Radiological and Nuclear Defense moved in total under the Joint Project Manager for Guardian. Other program realignments to JPM-Guardian include the DBPAO program and the Biosurveillance program (including the Global Biological Threat Initiative). The JPM-Protection has assumed responsibility for Special Purpose Units/Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams Personnel Protective Equipment while the JPM-Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance assumed funding responsibility for the Joint Handheld Biological Indicator. I took these actions because the strategic environment in which we operate is so fluid, and we have no choice but to keep pace. I believe these moves align our organization to better meet future challenges. All of our stakeholders should continue working with their current points of contact within the JPEO-CBD. We will strive to ensure our realignment is seamless to our partners The JPEO-CBD takes great pride in serving as the DoD's materiel developer of CBRN countermeasures, and we look forward to continued partnerships across the Federal government, with international industry, academia, and with allied nations as we provide critical capabilities to our warfighters and the nation. Other efforts currently in progress include: - The Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System, or JBADS, an air-transportable system that uses hot, humid air to effectively neutralize biological threat agents on large-frame aircraft. - The Joint CBRN Advanced Capability Sets Advanced Technology Demonstration, or JCACS, an effort that will integrate advanced technologies to provide a set of equipment and situational awareness tools to enable the Joint warfighter to locate, identify, characterize, sample, protect against and digitally report the presence of CBRN hazards. JCACS is a three-year effort focusing on four thrust areas: Protection, Contamination Mitigation, Characterization, Situational Awareness. - The Uniform Integrated Protection Ensemble – Increment 1, or UIPE I1, a chemical and biological (CB) protective ensemble is a layered clothing system that consists of a lightweight combat uniform worn over a CB protective undergarment. - The Contamination Indicator Decon Assurance System, or CIDAS, a technology used to identify chemical contamination by detecting trace contamination levels and helping warfighters find the exact location of chemical weapon agents. - The Global Biosurveillance Portal, or GBSP, a web-based tool designed to facilitate collaboration, communication, information sharing and provide a centralized, "one-stop shop" of biosurveillance resources in support of the detection, management and mitigation of biological events. complimentary subscription www.tacticaldefensemedia.com Maj. Jamie Kaauamo, right, and LCDR Greg Mendoza review information on the Biosurveillance Portal in an undisclosed location. The Biosurveillance Portal (BSP) is a web-based enterprise environ- ment that will facilitate collaboration, communication, and information sharing in support of the detection, management, and mitigation of man-made and naturally occurring biological events. (Scott Durbin, JPM-IS Product Support Team/Released)

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