Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing

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Challenge

The challenge facing the Department of Defense is that multiple defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) programs exist with disparate policies and capabilities.  The Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing effort seeks to find ways to bridge those differences within the defense community.

Solution

The ARA Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing support team provides the administrative and subject matter expertise support for the senior advisors’ group, which governs this initiative.

Current efforts include the analysis of strategies, policies, and architectures for Defense Security, Bio-surveillance, and other applicable Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) domains to identify areas of convergence, coordination opportunities, and information gaps.  The next phase will develop the conceptual foundation for a technical integration, including to define data standards and data relationships (e.g., initial algorithms) and to define the linkages to the Chemical and Biological Response community.

Impact

The United States’ adversaries have demonstrated a desire to leverage the asymmetrical advantage that CBRN capabilities offer to destroy US assets around the world.  Improving DoD’s ability to counter these threats is critical to the protection of our country.

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