ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM (CBDP)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
Purpose: This issuance:
• Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities associated with the CBDP research, development, and acquisition (RDA) of chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) defense (CBRD) capabilities (medical and physical defense) required to support countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) missions as set forth in the DoD Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and DoD Directive (DoDD) 2060.02.
• Designates and defines the role of the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for the CBDP pursuant to Section 1522 of Title 50, United States Code (U.S.C.) and in accordance with DoDD 5101.1.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").