NCB COMPONENT OFFICES
Nuclear Matters serves as the focal point for DoD activities and initiatives related to the dual missions of sustaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent and countering the threat from nuclear terrorism and nuclear proliferation. In this capacity, the ODASD(NM) also serves as a primary point of contact for Congress, the interagency, and the public. The ODASD(NM) also provides staff support to the Nuclear Weapons Council and the Security and Incidence Response Council as well as their subordinate committees. The office is comprised of representatives from all areas of the nuclear community, to include the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Energy via the National Nuclear Security Agency, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Kansas City National Security Campus, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE
Chemical and Biological Defense coordinates and resources the delivery of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) defense capabilities to protect national interests at home and abroad. The ODASD(CBD) ensures the integration of DoD efforts related to requirements development, science & technology, advanced development, test and evaluation, and procurement to support the Joint Services priorities and coordinates the delivery of those CBR defensive capabilities through the CBD Program Objective Memorandum (POM).
The office also coordinates and integrates the development and delivery of CBR defensive capabilities with the broader countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD) responsibilities to enable the prevent of WMD or transfer. The ODASD(CBD) serves as a focal point to ensure DoD support for homeland defense and overseas contingency operations against existing and emerging CBRN threats.
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THREAT REDUCTION AND ARMS CONTROL
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control is the principal advisor to the ASD(NCB) for acquisition oversight, implementation, and compliance with nuclear, biological, and chemical treaties; cooperative threat reduction; chemical demilitarization programs; and building global partner capacity to counter weapons of mass destruction. The ODASD(TRAC) exercises oversight of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency-executed Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and provides oversight of the Chemical Demilitarization Program. Additionally, the ODASD(TRAC) provides oversight of implementation and compliance with existing and prospective nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control agreements in accordance with DoDD 2060.1, Implementation of, and Compliance with, Arms Control Agreements; integrates combating weapons of mass destruction programs; and assists the ASD(NCB) as Executive Secretary of the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee (CPRC) and Chair of the Standing Committee of the CPRC.
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DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY (DTRA)
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is the only Department of Defense organization focused exclusively on countering and deterring weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and emerging threats. Designated both a Defense Agency and Combat Support Agency, DTRA identifies, develops, and fields leading-edge solutions that provide the Military Services, Combatant Commands, U.S. Interagency, and foreign partners/allies unparalleled capabilities to detect, deter, and defeat WMD and emerging threats. DTRA's unique technical expertise across the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging threat space, enables nonproliferation, counterproliferation, interdiction, arms control, and risk-reduction missions worldwide. From the gray zone through great power competition, DTRA works with our mission partners to preserve peace and prepare for uncertainty by delivering innovative capabilities, objective analysis, and world-class subject matter expertise.
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