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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• Obtaining Naval Radiation Material Permits to perform fixed site chemical point detection system repairs pier side with waterfront personnel vice returning for depot level repair. (Savings of $1.5 million annually) • Providing Fleet feedback to extend the service life of CBR filters for collective protection systems from three to four-and- a-half years based on operational data and refinement of Navy specific threats. (Savings of $1.4 million annually for cost of filters and also for labor to replace the filters) • Centralizing CBR defense consumable management for Fleet fielding prior to deployment. (Savings of $1.8 million annually) • Conducting filter life assessment and develop regeneration methods to extend fixed site chemical point detection system filter service life from two to eight years. (Savings of $150,000 annually) Moving Forward The operations strategy for the NSWCDD CBR Defense Division is to provide balanced full spectrum support whereby critical science and technology research is performed to help deliver technologies to the warfighter that will allow continuity of operations within a shipboard environment that becomes contaminated with CBR threats. Integrating and installing these systems by the division helps assure that our Fleet is sufficiently protected to withstand the damaging effects from these threats, but these technologies and systems will not be effective if they are not maintained nor operated properly. Unfortunately, in the area of protecting against these threats, the state of readiness was initially not at an acceptable level as reported through Navy Board of Inspection and Survey reports and ship visits, and therefore deployed ships would be unable to defend themselves. The Waterfront Team has been instrumental in working with the Fleet to not only meet the state of readiness but now to far exceed the state of readiness. Chief Damage Controlman Adam Botterbush, right, shows Yeoman 1st Class Mayra Nutter how to operate a P-100 pump during a damage control team exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Stout, home-ported in Norfolk, is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released) SIGN UP FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! For Information on Attending, Sponsorships & Exhibiting SAVE THE DATE JAN 31 – FEB 2, 2018 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS HENRY B. GONZALEZ CONVENTION CENTER FLEET PROTECTION CBR DETECTION AND COUNTERMEASURE Summer 2017 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | 7

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