"This report is the third annual edition of a series of interagency coordination documents that serve a dual purpose. First, they fulfill Counterproliferation Program Review Committee (CPRC) and congressional coordination and reporting requirements 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 2000 explained the rationale for and genesis of interagency coordination via the CPRC-chartered CBD Focus Group and the roles and responsibilities of DoD and DOE and other agencies. The Integrated Chemical and Biological Defense Program Research, Development and Acquisition Plan for the Departments of Defense and Energy: Bio Point Detection, published in March 2001, presented the first technology area-focused roadmap. The narrower and more detailed scope of the roadmap reports serves the second and equally important purpose of the effort. The technology area roadmaps are 'living' documents 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 technology focus areas. They depict participating organization R&D programs and plans for testing and transitioning technologies into the acquisition process. Program data comes from existing planning documents in many cases; however, it should be noted that appearance within the roadmap does not imply funding commitments. Rather, the integration of these efforts into a single planning document represents a significant step toward a more formal, unified, long-term investment strategy."
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