The Resource Chemical and biological defense : updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection

Chemical and biological defense : updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection

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Chemical and biological defense : updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection
Title
Chemical and biological defense
Title remainder
updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As we and others have observed for several years, notwithstanding the emergence of adversaries that can use chemical and biological weapons, the fielding of collective protection equipment at both critical overseas fixed facilities and major expeditionary warfighting assets remains limited and inconsistent. Assessing the need and priority for such equipment is difficult because of the significant uncertainties in the intelligence about the nature of the chemical and biological threat. While the intelligence community recognizes the need to assess and communicate these uncertainties about the chemical warfare threat, this information has not been available to the agencies that need it. Specifically, the intelligence community, under the leadership of the Director of National Intelligence, has not been able to complete an up-to-date National Intelligence Estimate on chemical warfare in part due to changing assessment and communication policies, as well as issues surrounding the basis or evidence for the assessments. In our view, an updated chemical warfare National Intelligence Estimate is needed to provide a critical input and basis for decisions on investments in chemical warfare defenses, including collective protection. Uncertainty about the threat can lead to resources being invested in assets where they may not be needed. Conversely, not providing collective protection where it may be needed can place military personnel and operations at increased risk. In addition, allowing the current fragmented and disjointed framework for managing installation protection policies to continue without agreed-upon priorities for funding or clear requirements and service guidance on the appropriate use of collective protection, further increases the likelihood that limited DOD resources will be used inefficiently and ineffectively
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DTICE
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non fiction
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  • Military personnel
  • Biological warfare
  • Communication and radio systems
  • Protective equipment
  • Requirements
  • Decision making
  • Investments
  • Estimates
  • Overseas
  • Chemical ordnance
  • Guidance
  • Resources
  • Protection
  • Installation
  • Facilities
  • Leadership
  • Defense systems
  • Risk
  • Intelligence
  • Uncertainty
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
Label
Chemical and biological defense : updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection
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Publication
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  • "January 2007."
  • The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
55 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227923716
  • (OCoLC)ocn227923716
Label
Chemical and biological defense : updated intelligence, clear guidance, and consistent priorities needed to guide investments in collective protection
Publication
Note
  • "January 2007."
  • The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
55 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227923716
  • (OCoLC)ocn227923716

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