Advisory Panel on DoD Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents
A RAND Legacy Project
The Advisory Panel on DoD Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents convened regularly from 2009 to 2010 before supplying final recommendations to the U.S. Senate, Congress, and Secretary of Defense. It's charter defined the purpose of the panel:
The panel will] provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense, and to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the capabilities of the Department of Defense to provide support to U.S. civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident.
The advisory panel was enabled under Section 1082, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (PDF)