Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense

CHEM/BIO PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

News Award

Nov. 17, 2021

CBDP First Annual Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the exceptional Chemical and Biological Defense Program people recognized at our first annual Excellence Awards ceremony, held virtually this week. Dr. Brandi Vann, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, tapped COL Ryan R. Eckmeier, @JPEO's Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical as the individual excellence award winner and the JPEO CBRN Medical team as the team excellence award winners. In addition to extraordinary efforts in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response, they ensured continued full support to the Chemical and Biological Defense mission.

 


News Award

Nov. 5, 2021

ASD(NCB) Tours Aberdeen Proving Ground

Ms. Deborah Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, recently had the opportunity to observe some of the inspiring work of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) up close when she took an introductory tour of Aberdeen Proving Ground. The CBDP leverages DOD and industry subject matter experts to develop novel capabilities against the evolving threat landscape. Warfighters rely on the CBDP to understand, protect them against, and mitigate the effects of current, emerging, and future threats.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to the U.S. Army Development Command Chemical and Biological Center, the U.S. Army Research Institute for Chemical Defense, the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, and the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Command, all critical components or partners of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program.

 


News Award

CBRN Defense Conference Keynote Address

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, Dr. Vann, recent appearance to the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Conference and Exhibition as a keynote Speaker addressed the importance of working closely with industry.

“As we continue to look at COVID, and continue to work through the future pandemic preparedness activities, we have to remain competitive long term, which also means being proactive, with trends long term, we need to ultimately be proactively agile.”