CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE


Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

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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.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision: An agile, war-fighter focused Enterprise that generates decisive chemical and biological defense advantages to maximize deterrence and defend the nation.

Mission: Anticipate and deter future threats by developing and delivering timely chemical and biological (CB) defense capabilities that enable a resilient Joint Force to prevail in CB-contested environments and protect the nation.

LEADERSHIP

Ian Watson

Ian Watson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD(CBD))


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GOALS

OFFICE DIRECTORATES

Support to the CBDP Program

Support to other DASD functions

Support to ASD functions

Physical Team

Physical Team

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.

Medical Team

Medical Team

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.

Defense Infrastructure

Defense Infrastructure

Advises the DASD(CBD) on management of DOD infrastructure that supports development and testing of Chemical and Biological Defense Program capabilities.

Strategic Relations & Communications

Strategic Relations & Communications

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.

Strategic Planning & Policy

Strategic Planning & Policy

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.

Business & Resource Operations

Business & Resource Operations

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.

Audit

Audit

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.

Chemical & Biological Security

Chemical & Biological Security

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.



CHEM/BIO DEFENSE SPOTLIGHT

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