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

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, and other DoD equipment needs; and for the number and location of additional National Guard Civil Support Teams (if any).

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

Final Report

Before Disaster Strikes - Imperatives for Enhancing Defense Support of Civil Authorities — Sep. 15, 2010

Firemen fighting fire

A panel of retired senior U.S. military officers, former Members of Congress, National Guard generals and academics with expertise in responding to domestic disasters today delivered to the Congress and the secretary of defense a far-reaching report that details how defense officials can better support the nation's response to a major disaster on United States soil.

In all, the report provides more than 40 recommendations for the president, the Congress, the secretary of defense, other federal Cabinet secretaries and governors about how to overcome obstacles that complicate the nation's ability to respond effectively to CBRNE incidents.

Enabling Legislation

Section 1082, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
(as amended)

Enabling Legislation

Section 1082, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
(as amended)
Enabling Legislation (pdf)