Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

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 22 of 35 S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2016 | 21 Multi-Threat Contingency Ready PROMOTING NATIONAL SECURITY SINCE 1919 AUGUST 2-4, 2016 WWW.NDIA.ORG/MEETINGS/6300 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND EDGEWOOD, MD NDIA ANNUAL CBRN DEFENSE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION CO-SPONSORED BY JPEO-CBD Te NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition exists to promote the positive exchange of CBRN defense information (scientifc, technical and operational) relating to the subject of defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the ever growing CBRN threat around the world and in our homeland. Tere will be a focus on a better understanding and increased responsiveness to CBRN defense users' needs. Selected speakers from CBRN defense stakeholder organizations will discuss current issues and future direction. Te conference will also provide a venue by which to spotlight the emerging CBRN defense national and international technologies, along with promising research and development opportunities. Spotlight on: - CBRN defense national and international technologies - Promising research and development opportunities - Broad array of CBRN defense equipment and technologies - Latest in training and logistics capabilities capacity, rather than forcing the nation to choose between them. S&BP: How is the National Guard currently responding to numerous crises, i.e. southern border, terrorist attacks, extreme weather? Lt. Gen. Lengyel: Through Operation Phalanx on the southwest border, the National Guard assists the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection through aerial detection and monitoring in order to disrupt Transnational Criminal Organizations and Drug Trafficking Organizations. National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopters have unique equipment, such as visual and infrared cameras, high- powered searchlights, and law enforcement compatible radios, that serve as DHS's "eyes in the sky," day or night. This capability limits freedom of movement for drug cartels and undocumented immigrants, which helps to ensure the safety of the public and the agencies involved. Since March 2012, the National Guard has assisted with approximately 20,000 apprehensions and the seizure of more than 200,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $122 million. With regard to recent extreme weather support, just last month we had National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 12 states and the District of Columbia assisting local authorities after crippling winter weather. At the height of the response, there were more than 2,900 Guardsmen and women clearing roads and checking on the welfare of local residents. Guard members live and serve in more than 2,600 communities nationwide. Coupled with our training, relationships and authorities, we have the ability to provide rapid, proven capability whenever disaster strikes. In our National Security Strategy, defense in the homeland is our number one priority. While we are the primary combat reserve for the Army and Air Force, we also have the authorities to operate in the homeland in ways that the rest of the military cannot. Whether it's extreme weather, border control, terrorist attacks, or any other requested homeland support, the National Guard is Always Ready, Always There! complimentary subscription

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