Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense
Dr. David Christian “Chris” Hassell

CBD Vision

A DoD that addresses CBRN threats and minimizes their effects.


CBD Mission

Enable the Warfighter to deter, prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and recover from CBRN threats and effects as part of a layered, integrated defense.

CBD Relevant News

  • 2014 DOD Chemical and Biological Defense Annual Report to Congress, March 2014 [view]
  • The Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism, Volume 1, Executive Summary, Addendum to 2011 Report, June 2013 [view]
  • Executive Summary for 2009 Counterproliferation Program Review Committee Report to Congress [view]
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Areas of Cooperation in Chemical-Biological (CB) Defense [view]
  • DoD CBRN Defense Doctrine, Training, Leadership, and Education Strategic Plan [view]
  • Chemical Biological Defense Program Strategic Plan [view]
  • 2008-2009 Joint Service Chemical & Biological Defense Program Overview [view]
  • 2007 Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative (TMTI) Report to Congress [view]
  • The Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Memorandum of Understanding (CBR MOU) [view]