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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As threats to western and global democracies from radical militant groups ebb and flow, so must the continual preparedness of trained first responders tasked with protecting nations from these potentialities. Challenges in bridging any readiness gap particularly chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats remain a top priority of the U.S. Department of Defense. In the Summer 2017 issue of Security & Border / CST & CBRNE (S&B / CST&CBRNE), we explore the distinct but connected worlds of CBRN detection and decontamination by looking into the inner working of DoD's specialized organization for CBRN capabilities development, the Joint Program Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In speaking about current focal areas, Director Douglas Bryce and the Joint Project Manager (JPM) offices that support the JPEO, put a specific spin on efforts of particular importance in anticipating the nature of global CBRN threats and to develop technologies that keep U.S. military personnel, first responders, and citizens safe. From critical research efforts in protective wear and toxic compounds being done at Edgewood Biological Chemical Center (ECBC), Aberdeen, to testing of chem bio detection and avoidance capabilities out at Dugway Proving Ground facilities, responders are able assess more about a potential attack scene sooner than ever before. On the maritime front, CBR readiness takes on a whole new meaning as the challenges of addressing potential attack scenarios at sea present the need for collective protection systems, fixed chemical and biological point detection systems, decontamination stations, and counter measure wash down systems. On the security front, S&B made contact with the office of Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS & CSS) working to leverage energy-saving solutions for integration into forward-operating base (FOB) base camps for maximizing readiness by reducing dependency on re-supply. From U.S. Central Command, readers also get a look at the state of virtual fence security being employed by U.S. ally Jordan to protect hundreds of miles of national border using state-of-the-art electronic surveillance equipment. As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions. Enjoy reading! INSIGHTS ISSN: 2154-4476 Published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2017 Tactical Defense Media publications are free to members of the U.S. military, employees of the U.S. government, non-U.S. foreign service based in the U.S. and defense contractors. All TDM publications are sent electronically to international readers. Mailing Address Tactical Defense Media, Inc. PO Box 12115 Silver Spring, MD 20908-0115 USA Telephone: (301) 974-9792 Fax: (443) 637-3714 Tactical Defense Media Publications and Proud Members Kevin Hunter Editor Armor & Mobility Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media Jittima Saiwongnuan Graphic Designer Tactical Defense Media Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media Jane Engel Associate Publisher Tactical Defense Media Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL ANNUAL GEAR GUIDE WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL DISCLAIMER: Tactical Defense Media (TDM) is privileged to publish work by members of the military and government personnel. We make a special effort to allow writers to preview their articles before publication, critique our edits, and make changes. TDM typically follows, but is not bound by, the AP Style Guide, and reserves the right to determine the style, including but not limited to capitalizations and other grammatical aspects, except in the cases where the style is dictated by military or DoD standards and practices. 2 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | Summer 2017

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