DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REPORT TO CONGRESS
Volume I, Domestic Preparedness Program in the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

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Executive Summary

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 Responsibilities

1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Types and Characteristics of Chemical/Biological Threats

3. Unmet Training, Equipment, and other Requirements

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Studies

3.2.1 National Governors’ Association - September 1996

3.2.2 FEMA - September 1996

3.2.3 FEMA/FBI - January 1997

3.2.4 DoD - February 1997

3.2.5 DoD/DoE - April 1996

3.3 Summary

4. Chemical/Biological Warfare Information, Expertise & Equip

4.1 Information and Expertise

4.2 Equipment

5. DoD Plan for Assistance in Equipping, Training, and Assisting First Responders.

5.1 General

5.1.1 Program Intent

5.1.2 Program Scope

5.1.2.1 Preparedness

5.1.2.2 Response

5.1.3 Program Implementation

5.1.3.1 Interagency Approach

5.1.3.2 The Senior Interagency Coordination Group (SICG)

5.1.3.3 Funding

5.2 Programs

5.2.1 Training Programs

5.2.1.1 Training Support to 120 Cities

5.2.1.2 Nationwide Training Support

5.2.2 Hotline/Helpline

5.2.2.1 Hotline

5.2.2.2 Helpline

5.2.3 Expert Advice

5.2.4 Loan of Equipment

5.2.5 Metropolitan Medical Strike Teams (MMST)

5.2.6 Rapid Response Team

5.2.6.1 Concept

5.2.6.1.1 Phase 1/Tier I

5.2.6.1.2 Phase 2/Tier II

5.2.6.1.3 Phase 3/Tier III

5.2.7 Exercises

5.2.7.1 Testing

5.2.7.2 Exercise Approach

5.2.7.3 Exercises

5.2.8 Military Assistance to Civil Law Enforcement Officials

5.2.9 Rapid Response Information System

5.2.9.1 Master Inventory

5.2.9.2 Database on Chemical and Biological Materials

6. Conclusions

ANNEXES

A - First Responders Performance Objectives Matrix

B - Acronym List


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Updated: 16 Jun 1998