Report on the Integrated Chemical and Biological Research, Development and Acquisition Plan for the Departments of Defense and Energy: Bio Point Detection (March 2001)   [open pdf - 985KB]

This report serves a dual purpose. First, it fulfills Counterproliferation Program Review Committee (CPRC) and Congressional coordination and reporting requirements1 for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in the area of chemical and biological defense (CBD) research, development and acquisition (RDA). The first CBD RDA report published in April 20002 explained the rationale for and genesis of interagency coordination via the CPRC-chartered CBD RDA Focus Group and the roles and responsibilities of DoD and DOE and other agencies. This report focuses in detail on a specific technology areabiological point detection. It is this narrower and more detailed scope that allows the report to serve its second and equally important purpose. This report is a "living" document intended to facilitate coordination and cooperation between DOE and DoD at both the high level of national policy and planning and at the working level in the area of biological point detection. report achieves these objectives through a detailed "roadmap" that depicts R&D programs within the DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the DOE Chemical and Biological National Security Program (CBNP) as well as plans for testing and transitioning technologies into the acquisition process through FY10.

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