DoD Support of Civil Authorities

Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents

CBRNE Event March 17-18, 2010


March 17, 2010
March 18, 2010

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Meeting Purpose

Panel Members will receive presentations from and engage in discussion with senior officials of the Department of Defense, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the National Guard Bureau, on all aspects of the panel’s Congressionally–mandated tasks involving DoD support of civil authorities for CBRNE incidents, including: authorities; training and equipping; operational plans; structure and resourcing decisions; and communications, coordination, and information sharing with other entities (Federal, State, and local).

The full Advisory Panel will receive backbriefs from each of its four subpanels.

Panel Members will discuss preliminary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for its required report

Panel Members will also discuss future meetings and other panel activities.

More information can be found in the Federal Register, at:

Panel Mission

This Advisory Panel will assess authorities and capabilities for DoD support for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) incidents in areas of:

  • policies, programs, directives, and plans for training and equipping forces;
  • conducting support operations; coordinating with other Federal agencies;
  • obtaining information from States and localities;
  • other DoD equipment needs;
  • the number and location of additional National Guard Civil Support Teams (if any); and
  • the methodology and process behind establishing and maintaining, and the plans and programs for resourcing, dedicated, special, and general purpose forces.

Enabling Legislation

Section 1082, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (as modified by Section 1034, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010)

More Information

For more information, please see the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database.

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