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Accession Number PB2013-101915
Title Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 150p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The goal of the US Department of Defense's (DoD's) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) is to provide support and worldclass capabilities enabling the US Armed Forces to fight and win decisively in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear environments. To accomplish this objective, the CBDP must maintain robust science and technology capabilities to support the research, development, test, and evaluation required for the creation and validation of the products the program supplies to the Services. As the threat from chemical and biological attack is an evolving one, due to the changing nature of conflict and rapid advances in science and technology, the core science and technology (S&T) capabilities that must be maintained by the CBDP must also continue to evolve. In order to address the challenges facing DoD, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD(CBD)) asked the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study to identify the core capabilities in science and technology that must be supported by the program.
Keywords Armed forces
Biological warfare agents
Chemical warfare agents
Defense systems
Research and development
Technology advancement
Test and evaluation

Source Agency National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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