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Homeland defense : National Guard bureau needs to clarify civil support teams' mission and address management challenges

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Homeland defense : National Guard bureau needs to clarify civil support teams' mission and address management challenges
Title
Homeland defense
Title remainder
National Guard bureau needs to clarify civil support teams' mission and address management challenges
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To prepare for potential attacks in the United States involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Congress approved the development of National Guard Civil Support Teams (CST) tasked to identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive weapons; assess consequences; advise civil authorities on response measures; and assist with requests for additional support. Thus far, 36 of the 55 approved teams have been fully certified to conduct their mission. The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is in the process of establishing, certifying, and planning for the long-term sustainment of the CSTs. GAO was asked to address the extent to which (1) the CSTs are ready to conduct their mission, and (2) effective administrative mechanisms are in place for the CSTs. The established CSTs have thus far been trained, equipped, and staffed and have command and control mechanisms in place to conduct their domestic mission. However, confusion resulting from a lack of guidance on the types of non-WMD missions the CSTs can conduct to prepare for their WMD terrorism mission could impede coordination between state authorities and local emergency management officials on the appropriate use of the CSTs. This lack of clarity has caused confusion among state, local, and NGB officials, potentially slowing coordination efforts. Also, the Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing a limited role for the CSTs to coordinate and operate with Mexican and Canadian officials in the event of a cross-border WMD incident. To ensure the sustainment of CSTs, the Secretary of Defense should work with NGB and the Secretaries of the Army and of the Air Force to clarify the types of non-WMD response efforts that belong in the CST mission; develop guidance to address CST management challenges; and develop guidance and work with state adjutants general to clarify administrative oversight and support structures for CSTs. The Department of Defense (DoD) generally agreed with GAO's recommendations
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • D'Agostino, Davi M
  • Borseth, Ann
  • Bendell, Bari L
  • Bowland, Jaclyn A
  • Brown, David A
  • Coffey, Carole F
  • Cooper, Lee
  • Kirschbaum, Joseph W
  • Mayfield, David A
  • Vance, Walter K
  • Government Accountability Office
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National guard
  • Military assistance
  • Emergencies
  • Civil defense
  • Homeland defense
  • Management planning and control
  • Missions
  • Crisis management
  • Local government
  • Clarification
  • State government
  • Operational readiness
  • Mass destruction weapons
  • Chemical warfare agents
  • Biological warfare agents
  • Teams (personnel)
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Weapons
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Homeland defense : National Guard bureau needs to clarify civil support teams' mission and address management challenges
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Publication
Note
  • "May 2006."
  • Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. The original document contains color images
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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88 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227892290
  • (OCoLC)ocn227892290
Label
Homeland defense : National Guard bureau needs to clarify civil support teams' mission and address management challenges
Publication
Note
  • "May 2006."
  • Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. 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
88 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)227892290
  • (OCoLC)ocn227892290

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