NPFC - DOD I 6440.03
DoD Laboratory Network (DLN)
|Publication Date:||15 April 2019|
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, provides instructions, and introduces a forum that allows DoD laboratories, programs, and activities with analytic or response capabilities to coordinate execution, develop consensus, and make recommendations governing the detection; identification, characterization, and diagnosis; and reporting of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents; infectious diseases; and other all-hazards agents of military or national significance in support of the DoD's global and homeland defense missions in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5111.1 (Reference (a)), DoDD 5124.02 (Reference (b)), and DoDD 5134.01 (Reference (c)).
b. Implements the DLN charter at Enclosure 2.
This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), 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 DoD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components").