The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD(CBD)), on behalf of the ASD(NCB), oversees the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP). The DASD(CBD) publishes strategic guidance for the program, oversees CBDP planning, programming, budgeting, and execution, and manages CBDP funds. The DASD(CBD) oversees all CBDP research, development, and acquisition activities, as well as interagency and international coordination on related issues. The DASD(CBD) also manages the Program’s audit and strategic communications and ensures consistency of the Program’s internal and external messaging. In addition, the DASD(CBD) manages DOD chemical and biological security programs in support of the ASD(NCB)’s assigned oversight responsibilities.
Vision: A Joint Force ready to fight and win in chemical and biological (CB)-contested environments through a coordinated and integrated effort that systematically neutralizes the CB threats presented by our adversaries.
Mission: Anticipate future threats and deliver capabilities that enable the Joint Force to fight and win in CB-contested environments.
Support to the CBDP Program
Support to other DASD functions
Support to ASD functions
Oversees the CBDP physical defense portfolio, which delivers physical protection against chemical and biological threats and leverages emerging technologies to provide integrated early warning and improve the Joint Force’s ability to operate in a contaminated environment.
Oversees the CBDP medical portfolio, which develops and delivers prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic capabilities for known and emerging threats, including both biological agents (bacteria, toxins, and viruses) and traditional and non-traditional chemical agents.
Advises the DASD(CBD) on management of DOD infrastructure that supports development and testing of Chemical and Biological Defense Program capabilities.
Advises the DASD(CBD) on key stakeholder engagements across the full spectrum of CB defense partners, and integrates strategic communications across the Chemical and Biological Defense Program.
Provides cross-functional strategic planning and policy support to the DASD(CBD) on the development and update of policy, vision and mission, and planning and programming guidance.
Advises the DASD(CBD) on the CBDP budget and programing processes. Interfaces with the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Office, and the Office of Management and Budget, and coordinates office contracting actions, security, and human resources activities.
Provides CBDP inputs to the Department’s Annual Statement of Assurance and leads the Office’s Internal Control Program, the Enterprise Risk Management process to comply with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and the follow-on directions for the audit in the yearly NDAAs.
Provides oversight of the DOD chemical agent and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) security programs on behalf of the ASD(NCB); responsible for DOD directives; and collaborates and coordinates with laboratories, the Federal Select Agent Program, and other agencies and organizations to ensure CB policy compliance.