Proceedings of the Symposium on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Survivability (NBCCS): Developing Contamination-Survivable Defense [open pdf - 6MB]
The 1994 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Survivability (NBCCS) Symposium was held on 15 June 1994 at the Edgewood Area Conference Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Sponsored by the Chemical division of the American Defense Preparedness Association, it was co-hosted by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command (CBDCOM). The objective of the symposium was to provide exchange of information on how to successfully execute an NBCCS program within the context of the item/system development and fielding program. Key to this exchange was the participation of both U.S. Government and industry members of the research, development, and acquisition community. Also key was the participation of the Joint Department of Defense (DOD) services. Selection of presentations was designed to help others avoid 'reinventing the wheel' and to demonstrate that NBCCS can be achieved without 'killing' a program. The symposium demonstrated that significant progress has been made in the area of design and test for NBCCS of military systems. This process can be attributed to a strong government industry team effort that must continue if this aspect of survivability is to be achieved on the battlefield.