ABSTRACT

Management of National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Defense, Audit Report No. D-2001-043, January 31, 2001   [open pdf - 871KB]

This report is part one in a series of audit reports on U.S. forces' management of chemical and biological (CB) defense resources and their readiness to operate in a CB warfare environment. The Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Counterproliferation and Chemical/Biological Defense requested the audit. The Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) Program is intended to help prepare the United States against terrorist use of a weapon of mass destruction and is commonly referred to as a homeland defense measure. Originally, 10 WMD-CSTs were established with a planned initial operational capability date of January 2000. In FY 2000 and FY 2001, Congress authorized an additional 17 and 5 WMD-CSTs, respectively. In FY 1999 Congress established Secretary of Defense certification requirements for the WMD-CSTs. The overall audit objective was to evaluate the program management of chemical and biological defense resources in the National Guard and Reserve forces. This segment of the audit evaluated the program management of National Guard units charged with chemical and biological defense responsibilities for homeland defense. Subsequent segments of the audit will address the financial management of the CoMPIO and the management of CB defense resources in the National Guard and Reserve forces in support of deployed forces. For part two of the draft, go to /homesec/docs/dodig01-043pt2.pdf.

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2001-01-31
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Audit Report No. D-2001-043
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