Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Summer 2017

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

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both government and industry, by thinking differently and through streamlining our processes. This, in turn, gives greater synergy to our CBRN portfolio. From a JPEO-CBD standpoint, we are moving towards a system of systems acquisition approach, which allows us to insert an appropriate technology into a program to fill a near term need, but also allows for more immature technologies to be inserted into the program when they are ready. This approach allows for the right technology at the right moment to be placed in our warfighters hands as soon as possible. The benefit to using a systems of systems approach is it makes tech insertion into a program easier by reducing the acquisition timeline and testing requirements. Optimizing the system of systems approach requires that we communicate and work together with our DoD, industry and interagency partners. Moving Forward Lastly, to capture the synergy of our programs, we are focusing on a layered defense concept, which takes information from multiple systems and provides commanders the ability to determine appropriate actions such as protection levels or medical countermeasures needed. The data obtained comes from warfighter's observations, non-CBRN sensors, CBRN Sensors, information sources to data systems such as the Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN), the Joint Effects Module (JEM) and Biosurveillance Portal. The Integrated Early Warning Enhanced Capability Demonstration is an example of layered defense. It is the combination of CBRN awareness and understanding that facilitates timely and effective decision making so the force can continue military operations. Moreover, the ability to automatically make decisions with options available based on CBRN intelligence, point and stand-off sensors data, non-CBRN sensor indicators, and other novel technologies combined with the availability of protection, decontamination, and medical countermeasures will give decision makers increased time and confidence. Together, we have the skills, knowledge and technology to ensure our collective resources efficiently reduce operational risk to our warfighters and to our homeland. Protecting our nation at home and abroad, keeping our citizens and our joint service members (Active, Reserve and National Guard) safe from chemical and biological hazards, the Joint Project Management Office for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC CA) delivers the products and services necessary to deter, detect and analyze real dangers in a chemical or biological threat environment. The JPM-NBC CA provides for research, development, testing, acquisition, fielding and training of chemical and biological sensors, and integrated reconnaissance systems to our Joint Forces, coordinating our efforts with timely acquisition services and life-cycle support. Additionally, the JPM-NBC CA develops obscuration capabilities for the Army. Leveraging technology, we are also developing newer, lighter, more modular chemical and biological defense systems that incorporate the latest scientific and technological advancements and equip the warfighter with superior chemical and biological equipment to address threat countermeasures. Our partners within the Department of Defense, our dedicated military and civilian acquisition professionals, as well as a decisively responsive industrial base, stand trained, confident, and ready to meet and exceed our mission requirements. COL Jeffrey Woods Joint Project Manager NBC Contamination Avoidance "Delivering chemical and biological detection systems, platforms suites, obscuration, data management, and test infrastructure through tailored, cost effective, timely acquisitions and services." — COL Jeffrey Woods Joint Project Manager - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC CA) DEFENSE & NATIONAL SECURITY INNOVATION SUMMIT C4ISR WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY ENERGY SPACE SEPT 12-13 2017 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Join key military, government, and industry decision-makers at the nation's leading conference and expo on the best innovation solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense and our national security agencies. REGISTER NOW Sponsorship & Exhibit Packages Available DEFENSE LEADERSHIP FORUM You are invited to attend the COMMAND PROFILE 14 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | Summer 2017 JOINT PROJECT MANAGERS (JPMs)

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