JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense The official page for the JPEO-CBRND: DOD’s lifecycle manager for the best chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense technology and equipment provided to the warfighter. Please keep comments and posts clean and respectful.

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense is the Joint Services single focal point for research, development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical and biological defense equipment and Food and Drug Administration-approved medical countermeasures. Within the Joint Program Executive Office, eight Joint Project Managers lead, manage, and direct the acquisition and fielding of chemical and biological detection and reconnaissance systems, individual and collective protection systems, decontamination systems, information management systems, medical devices, drugs and vaccines, and installation and force protection systems. Located throughout the United States, each Joint Project Management Office leverages talent and expertise from across the services under a single chain of command, providing the best chemical and biological defense technology, equipment and medical countermeasures at the right cost, at the right time and at the right place.

Mission: Mission Provide Research, Development, Acquisition Fielding and Life-Cycle Support of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Equipment, Medical Countermeasures and Installation and Force Protection Integrated Capabilities Supporting the National Strategies Vision An Agile, Results-Oriented, and Transformational Acquisition Enterprise Delivering Net-Centric, Modular, Tailorable and Multi-Purpose Capabilities to the Nation.

At a recent Mounted CBRN Reconnaissance & Surveillance Table Top Exercise, Warfighters, industry members, academics, tes...
12/04/2019

At a recent Mounted CBRN Reconnaissance & Surveillance Table Top Exercise, Warfighters, industry members, academics, testers, and the JPEO-CBRND worked together to walk through employing the Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade. This upgrade uses manned and un-manned teaming to detect and identify WMDs at a distance, keeping Warfighters out of harm's way. #cbrn

Sometimes our efforts save lives other than a Warfighter’s. Meet Mia.She contracted severe infant botulism when she wa...
11/26/2019

Sometimes our efforts save lives other than a Warfighter’s. Meet Mia.

She contracted severe infant botulism when she was only five weeks old. An initial misdiagnosis led to paralysis and respiratory distress, and she was placed on a ventilator. Mia’s parents were losing hope their new daughter would survive.

However, thanks to an infectious disease specialist who reached out to the California Department of Public Health, Mia received BabyBIG® antibodies that are produced with our rBV A/B vaccine. Within 24 hours, her eyes, which had been closed for three straight days, finally opened again, and her parents saw hope looking back at them. Today, Mia is the active and energetic toddler that she should be.

BabyBIG® booster's success confirms the mechanism of action & effectiveness of the recombinant Botulinum A/B vaccine. Botulinum toxin is the most poisonous biological substance known.

Just as BabyBIG® has saved the lives of infants, rBV A/B will save the lives of our Warfighters.

U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center
11/25/2019

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The Hon. Ellen Lord presents the DoD Acquisition Award for Requirements Management to Col. Sean McMurry, JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, on Oct. 29.

#OTD 50 years ago at Fort Detrick, the commander in chief announced the end of the U.S. offensive biological weapons pro...
11/25/2019

#OTD 50 years ago at Fort Detrick, the commander in chief announced the end of the U.S. offensive biological weapons program.

Congratulations to our Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade for being chosen as a Pub...
11/15/2019

Congratulations to our Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade for being chosen as a Public Sector Innovation Winner🏆at the 2019 Government Innovation Awards!
Read about the award-winning project here: https://gcn.com/articles/2019/10/31/psi_cbrn-sensors.aspx #govinnovationawards

11/11/2019

‪Today, we celebrate #VeteransDay by honoring those who heroically served our nation in uniform. On this day and every day, we honor you for your service, your sacrifice and for everything you do for our country. (🎥: Air National Guard / Wyoming National Guard/ Tech. Sgt. Jacqueline Marshall)‬

11/10/2019
Happy Birthday, Marines!

Happy birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! For 244 years, you’ve faithfully defended our nation in the air, on land, and sea, and we are forever grateful. #HappyBirthdayMarines #SemperFi, #Marines (🎥: #USMC/ Rick Robinson and Staff Sgt. James R. Skelton)

11/06/2019
The Future of CBRN Defense

Integrated early warning will merge data from CBRN sensors with information from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets, providing decision support tools and sensor planning capabilities. For the first time in a CBRN environment, using decision support tools, commanders will be able to make informed and swift decisions ahead of an attack. Commanders will have access to real-time information about imminent dangers and can prepare to protect and treat, to evade the CBRN threat, and mitigate collateral damage at minimal risk, to eliminate adversarial forces by calling for fire with a preemptive and surgical strike.

This is the future of CBRN defense for all services.

“The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," said Ohio AG Dav...
11/02/2019
40 pounds of fentanyl seized in Dayton compared to ‘chemical warfare, weapon of mass destruction,’ Ohio AG says

“The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," said Ohio AG Dave Yost. The amount was "enough to kill the entire population of Ohio, many times over,” according to a DHS Investigations Special Agent.

To counter the fentanyl threat, JPEO-CBRND’s Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System (ROCS) will develop and field an FDA-approved therapeutic medical countermeasure to treat an opioid-poisoned Warfighter, allowing them to remain ambulatory for moving to higher levels of care. Know the #CBRN threat.

Sheriff Streck says the drug bust happened the week of Oct. 21.

"It may be completely off the wall...and it may be exactly what we need. What we need from Industry is for you to contin...
11/01/2019

"It may be completely off the wall...and it may be exactly what we need. What we need from Industry is for you to continue to innovate, to continue to have new ideas.” - Dr. James Madsen, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)

Meet us at the JPEO-CBRND & Department of Homeland Security CWMD Office's Industry Day:

https://events.bizzabo.com/CWMD_General_Membership_Meeting/
November 12-13 in Rockville, MD #CBRNOTAs

A great threat requires a great protective mask. ⤵️
10/31/2019
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center

A great threat requires a great protective mask. ⤵️

What a costume! Just in time for Halloween, our #ArmySOTW has a mask that is capable of being donned and doffed while in flight. It is the Joint Service Aircrew Mask – Rotary Wing (JSAM — RW), which offers the warfighter an above-the-neck CB protective respirator for general purpose rotary-wing aircrews while also providing individual respiratory, eye and head protection against Chemical and Biological (CB) warfare agents and radiological particulates.
JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

🎃What’s scarier than the need for this mask? 😱 During WW2, Walt Disney designed a gas mask that a child would be...
10/31/2019

🎃What’s scarier than the need for this mask? 😱 During WW2, Walt Disney designed a gas mask that a child would be willing to wear. Wishing you a much less-frightening 👻#Halloween night for 🔦trick-or-treating! 🍬🍫🕸️

A great loss for the United States, our Army, and our CBRN defense community.
10/30/2019

A great loss for the United States, our Army, and our CBRN defense community.

First Command Sergeant Major of the Chemical Corps

It is with heavy hearts that we pass along the news of the loss of one of our brothers. The Chemical Corps Regimental Association and the CBRN School mourn the loss of such an influential and accomplished Dragon Soldier.

Command Sergeant Major George L. Murray, U.S. Army Retired
31 March 1919 - 23 October 2019

CSM (R) George Murray was born on 31 March 1919 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1936 he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a government program designed to conserve and develop the nation's natural resources. The CCC employed young, unmarried men, providing them with food, housing and clothing, and paying them $30 a month ($25 of which had to be sent home to support parents and siblings). CCC camps were administered by Army Reserve officers, and were run as a military organization. Leaving the CCC in 1938, Murray enlisted in the Army on 17 April 1939. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Separate Chemical Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory. With the peacetime draft of 1940, designed to build America's military up to strength, good Soldiers with CCC-experience were often selected for promotion to corporal and sergeant, as was the case with PFC Murray, who was promoted to sergeant. On 7 December 1941, Sergeant Murray was enjoying the first leave he had received since joining the Army. That morning, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Sergeant Murray took advantage of every form of transportation available to him to return to Schofield Barrcks, his duty station, to make preparations for a suspected invasion.

Promoted again in May 1942, Staff Sergeant Murray was selected to attend the Chemical Warfare Service's Officer Candidate School (CWS-OCS) at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Graduating from OCS, 2nd Lieutenant Murray was assigned to the CWS Replacement Training Center at Camp Sibert, Alabama, and in August 1944, he was shipped overseas and joined C Company, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion. There he served as a platoon leader and forward observer for his company's 4.2-inch chemical mortars.

From the end of World War II to 1951, he served in various assignments in CONUS, including the Deseret Chemical Center, Utah, the 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington, and the 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 1949, with the drawdown of military strength, he reverted back to the enlisted rank of master sergeant. He served as first sergeant and instructor in the Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) School at Camp Gifu, Japan from November 1951 to July 1954. Afterwards, he returned to CONUS and served at Fort Dix, New Jersey, as Committee Chief of the CBR School. Promoted to sergeant major on April 8, 1959, SGM Murray served with the 100th Chemical Group and for the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Training Command. From July 1960 to July 1964, he served at Headquarters Chemical Sections in Orleans, France and Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to Fort McClellan, Alabama, in August 1964 and again served as Sergeant Major of the 100th Group. In January 1969, he was promoted to Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps School, which made him one of the first Sergeants Major to be promoted to the new rank of CSM, and the first CSM in the Chemical Corps.

CSM (R) Murray was a veteran of both Pacific and European Theaters of Operations during World War II, and was a combat veteran of Pearl Harbor and the campaigns of Northern France, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland and Germany. His awards included the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC).

After his retirement from the Army in 1969, CSM (R) Murray accepted a position as Safety Supervisor, with the FMC Corporation in Anniston, Alabama. When the Chemical School was at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he was a strong supporter of the Chemical Corps Museum, and an active volunteer, giving tours and creating biographical and historical files for individuals and units who served the Chemical Corps. A member of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA), he served as the first Sergeant Major of the Regiment, a Distinguished Member of the Corps and U.S. Army Chemical Corps Hall of Fame inductee.

In 2005 the U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri created the "CSM George L. Murray Award" to recognize and honor the top NCO and junior enlisted Dragon Soldiers of the Chemical Corps.

CSM Murray passed in his sleep on the morning of 23 October 2019, five months short of his 101st birthday. He is survived by his wife of 72 years Theddie and their four daughters and their families.

Congratulations to JPEO-CBRND's own Col. Sean McMurry, who received the 2019 Defense Acquisition Workforce Achievement A...
10/29/2019

Congratulations to JPEO-CBRND's own Col. Sean McMurry, who received the 2019 Defense Acquisition Workforce Achievement Award for Requirements Management. The award ceremony was held today at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

If there were a zombie apocalypse 🧟, our Global Biosurveillance Portal 💻 would provide a near real-time common ope...
10/29/2019

If there were a zombie apocalypse 🧟, our Global Biosurveillance Portal 💻 would provide a near real-time common operating environment for civilian-military coordination of the outbreak ☣️. Just sayin’. #Halloween 🎃(📸: U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Are you an Industry partner supporting the counter WMD mission? JPEO-CBRND & Department of Homeland Security's #CWMD’s...
10/24/2019

Are you an Industry partner supporting the counter WMD mission?
JPEO-CBRND & Department of Homeland Security's #CWMD’s Industry Day will focus on #CBRNE requirements of the #CBRN enterprise. November 12-13 in Rockville, MD
Register: https://events.bizzabo.com/CWMD_General_Membership_Meeting/ #OTA
(📸: National Guard/ Sgt. Zoe Morris)

10/15/2019

Mr. Doug Bryce, the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense, delivers the keynote speech at the #xTechSearch 2.0 Capstone #ProofofConcept Demonstrations #AUSA2019

Live from #AUSA2019 at 11:30: Mr. Doug Bryce, the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense, delivers the keynote...
10/15/2019

Live from #AUSA2019 at 11:30: Mr. Doug Bryce, the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense, delivers the keynote speech at the #xTechSearch 2.0 Capstone #ProofofConcept Demos (Marriott Marquis M3 LeDroit Park). Watch on here on our page. | Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center | xTechSearch

‪At #AUSA2019? Mr. Doug Bryce, the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense, is giving the keynote speech at t...
10/14/2019

‪At #AUSA2019? Mr. Doug Bryce, the Joint Program Executive Officer for CBRN Defense, is giving the keynote speech at the xTechSearch 2.0 Capstone #ProofofConcept Demonstrations tomorrow @ 11:30am. Watch live here on our page!

#xTechSearch | Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center

The Joint JPEO-CBRND and DHS CWMD Industry Day will be held alongside the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) ...
10/14/2019

The Joint JPEO-CBRND and DHS CWMD Industry Day will be held alongside the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium and the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC)’s General Membership Meeting this November in Rockville, MD. Hosted by both consortia, this first-ever joint event will focus on medical and non-medical #CBRNE related requirements of the #CBRN enterprise including the JPEO-CBRND, DHS CWMD Office, DTRA, and others.

Dr. Jason Roos and other speakers will give updates on JPEO-CBRND’s and our other medical and CWMD customers' progress toward meeting their stated objectives. Additionally, other DHS speakers will update participants on the CWMD Office’s progress towards meeting its mission and expand on the Office’s current areas of emphasis. The event will include plenary sessions, user panel, and an expanded exhibit area, with government, industry, academia, and operational users who have an interest in countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats in the new #CWMD mission space. Networking opportunities will be provided throughout the event.
Register: https://events.bizzabo.com/MCDC_General_Membership_Meeting #OTA

10/13/2019

‪Happy 244th Birthday to our U.S. Navy! Thank you to all the Sailors #ForgedByTheSea who put themselves #InHarmsWay to defend our great nation. ⚓🎉🎈🎂 #244NavyBday #NoHigherHonor (🎥: #USNavy/Released by MC2(SW/IW) David Claypool/DVIDSHUB)

Weekend read: JEM models CBRN-affected hazard areas. JWARN communicates CBRN incidents to affected units and up the chai...
10/11/2019

Weekend read: JEM models CBRN-affected hazard areas. JWARN communicates CBRN incidents to affected units and up the chain of command. Both can operate on all the services' hardware, regardless of architecture 🖥️☁️💻, thanks to small changes and Defense Information Systems Agency's milCloud.

https://asc.army.mil/web/news-alt-ond19-smaller-faster-bites-streamline-acquisition/

#ArmyALT | Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology | U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center

‪Yeah, we personally like the part with the masks on, but maybe that's just us...‬
10/11/2019

‪Yeah, we personally like the part with the masks on, but maybe that's just us...‬

Bet you're as excited for the weekend as these Soldiers are to exit the tear gas chamber!

U.S. Army U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

#FreedomFriday

Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology  Principal Deputy Mr. Jeffrey White visited JPEO-C...
10/09/2019

Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Principal Deputy Mr. Jeffrey White visited JPEO-CBRND today to learn about how we modernize CBRN defense for multi-domain operations. Mr. White discussed the need to engage with industry & partners and said he appreciated our helping him understand our complex mission.

The visit ended with a demonstration of the Analytical Laboratory System, which was recently modernized and is currently fielding after leveraging a Modified Work Order to expedite design, development, and fielding to the National Guard Civil Support Teams.

We tried something a little different...          ...and ended up delivering modernized analytical laboratory systems to...
10/07/2019

We tried something a little different...

...and ended up delivering modernized analytical laboratory systems to The National Guard's Civil Support Teams three to five years ahead of schedule. With more early user feedback and more collaboration with our partners, we’re helping provide critical support capabilities to counter WMD activities on the homeland and abroad, and saving time and money in the process. #CBRN #CWMD

We help our Warfighters overcome CBRN challenges from adversaries in any domain. By rolling out critical defense capabil...
10/04/2019

We help our Warfighters overcome CBRN challenges from adversaries in any domain. By rolling out critical defense capabilities faster and at affordable prices, we're helping build a more lethal Force. ( 📸: U.S. Marine Corps / Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel)

The Analytical Laboratory System is used by The National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and the U.S. Marine Corps for field an...
10/02/2019

The Analytical Laboratory System is used by The National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and the U.S. Marine Corps for field analysis and identification of chemical warfare agents, biological warfare threats, and toxic industrial materials and chemicals. #ALTSystem

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While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and posts clean and respectful. For more information, visit the DoD Social Media user agreement: https://www.dodig.mil/Disclaimers/Social-Media-User-Agreement/ Protecting Our Nation Our nation's security is even more important now than it ever was before. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) stands up to any challenges before us. We are leveraging the United States’ technological advantage to rapidly deploy state-of-the-art equipment to deter, detect, and if necessary, deal with the consequences of a weapon of mass destruction attack. The JPEO-CBRND works side-by-side with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies in the on-going effort to guard against the CBRN threat. Protecting Our Warfighters Our challenge in the 21st Century is to defend our nation against the unknown, the unexpected and the unseen. We must defend our cities, support our allies and protect our warfighters against new forms of attack. This is not an impossible task. The JPEO-CBRND is responding with research, development, acquisition and fielding of CBRN defense equipment and medical countermeasures. Our military and civilian acquisition professionals, along with a dedicated industrial base, are simultaneously developing the next generation of mobile, agile and modular chemical and biological defense systems. Supporting Department of Defense transformation, we are applying this next-generation technology to lighten and horizontally integrate the equipment used by deploying forces over long distances, fighting new adversaries in difficult environments. The JPEO-CBRND is committed to providing the best equipment and medical countermeasures at the right time, at the right cost and in the right place. Securing Our Future The security of our future is what the JPEO-CBRND strives to protect. The JPEO-CBRND develops, tests, acquires and delivers the world's most effective automated Biological Detection Systems, Medical Diagnostics and Countermeasures. Our challenge in the 21st Century is to defend our nation against the unknown, the unexpected and the unseen. We must defend our cities, our allies, and our deployed forces against new forms of attack. This is not an impossible task. The JPEO-CBRND tests and acquires new and emerging technologies that are smaller, lighter and more effective, leading the battle for a safer future for our nation and our warfighters.

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