- U.S. Army
Soldier & Biological Chemical Command - Home Land Defense
Reducing the consequences of weapons of mass destruction incidents by
enhancing the preparedness, protection, and response capabilities of
local, state, and federal agencies.
Army Chemical School (USACMLS)
Develops doctrine, equipment and training for NBC defense which serve
as a deterrent to any adversary possessing weapons of mass destruction.
- U.S. Marine Corps NBC Defense
Provides NBC related information necessary for the Marine NBC Defense
- U.S. Army
Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
Develops medical countermeasures to chemical warfare agents and trains
medical personnel in the medical management of chemical casualties.
- U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
Conducts research to develop strategies, products, information, procedures,
and training programs for medical defense against biological warfare
threats and naturally occurring infectious diseases that require special
- US Army
Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Provides technical support for implementing preventive medicine, public
health, and health promotion/wellness services to the Army Community.
- Army Materiel Command Army Research Laboratory
Plays a key role in the Department of Defense and Army research and development
- U.S. Army
Technical Escort Unit (TEU)
Missions include worldwide response for escorting, rendering-safe, disposing,
sampling, mitigating hazards and identifying weaponized and non-weaponized
chemical, biological and hazardous material.
- Department of Defense
Provides official, timely and accurate information about defense policies,
organizations, functions and operations.
Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Reduces the physical and psychological terror of weapons of mass destruction
through; combat support, technology development, threat control and threat
- Joint Service Chemical Biological Information
Provide an integrated system to support the decision-making needs of
all Commanders and staffs responsible for Joint Service Chemical Biological
- Department of Energy
Fosters a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and
economically sustainable, to be a responsible steward of the Nation's
nuclear weapons, to clean up our own facilities and to support continued
United States leadership in science and technology.
- Department of Health and Human Services
Protects individuals against emerging infectious diseases including bioterrorism.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Bioterrorism
Provides counter bioterrorism resources through; research, preparedness
and emergency response resources.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as
the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people
- at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health
decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
- Department of Justice
Represents the citizens of the United States in enforcing the law in
the public interest and plays a key role in protection against criminals.
for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS)
Assists state and local response agencies throughout the United States
in preparing for incidents of domestic terrorism.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
Protects the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Involved in counter-terrorism planning and response efforts because of
its inherent role in protecting human health and the environment from
possible harmful effects of certain chemical, biological, and nuclear
- National Response Center (NRC)
Serves as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical,
radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment
anywhere in the United States and its territories.
- Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
Provides leadership, advocacy, and assistance to prevent and prepare
for chemical emergencies; respond to environmental crises; and inform
the public about chemical hazards in their community.
- Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Implements the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order
to achieve the OPCW's vision of a world free of chemical weapons.
- State Department (for OCONUS sites)
Heads U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation
with foreign governments.
- Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and implementing American
- Center for Domestic Preparedness
The Office of Justice Programs' Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
provides a unique environment and opportunity to offer specialized
advanced training to state and local emergency responders in the management
and remediation of incidents of domestic terrorism, especially those
involving chemical agents and other toxic substances.