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CB Technology for the Joint Warfighter Colonel Ben Hagar Joint Science & Technology Office CB Defense Directorate, DTRA SOCOM CBRN Conference 14 Dec 04. JSTO- the S&T component of the Chem-Bio Defense Program. Required Capabilities. JFOCS. Prioritized Needs. Solutions.

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CB Technology for

the Joint Warfighter

Colonel Ben Hagar

Joint Science & Technology Office

CB Defense Directorate, DTRA

SOCOM CBRN Conference

14 Dec 04

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JSTO- the S&T component of the Chem-Bio Defense Program

Required

Capabilities

JFOCS

Prioritized Needs

Solutions

  • Combatant Commanders
  • Services

OSD provides oversight

Joint Requirements Office (JRO)

Joint Combat

Developer

Test and

Evaluation

Executive

S&T Gaps

Joint Science & Technology Office DTRA/CB

Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO)

Mature Technologies

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Medical Science & Technology

Pretreatments

Therapeutics

Diagnostics

Emerging Threats

Physical Science & Technology

Detection

Protection

Decontamination

Modeling & Simulation

Managed by Technology Capability Areas

Transition

Technology

leveraging the best in class from across the spectrum of performers
Leveraging the best in class from across the spectrum of performers

Academia

Industry

Service Labs

DHS and DHHS

International

Partners

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Preserving warfighter effectiveness through medical countermeasures

Answer

Science

Questions

Transition

Technologies

Maintain

Robust

Tech Base

Diagnostics

Pretreatments/

Prophylaxes

Emerging Threats/

Special Programs

Therapeutics

a systems biology approach will yield novel pretreatments
A systems biology approach willyield novel pretreatments
  • Non-living vectors for multi-valent and multi-agent pretreatments
  • Non-injection methods of vaccine delivery
  • Chemical agent bio-scavenger
lab diagnostic assays for use in forward battlespace areas
Lab diagnostic assays for use in forward battlespace areas
  • DNA arrays and proteomic analysis to identify exposure before symptoms arise
  • Molecular (nano) fabrication methods to make ultra-miniaturized “lab-on-chip” applications
new opportunities for intervention
New opportunities for intervention
  • Antimicrobials and immunotherapies effective against bacterial, viral, and toxin agents
  • Identify common biological mechanisms how agents cause injury
    • Design non-specific and broad spectrum treatments effective against whole classes of threat agents
emerging threats anticipating the unknown
Emerging Threats – Anticipating the unknown
  • Develop countermeasures against non-traditional nerve agents
  • Develop identification techniques and countermeasures for genetically modified biological threat agents
    • Rapid re-sequencing capability and bio-informatics
special project low level operational toxicology
Special Project – Low-Level Operational Toxicology
  • Addresses deficiencies in current understanding of operational CWA exposure
  • Defendable criteria for detection, protection, decontamination, and countermeasure technologies
  • Valid and defendable toxicity data is the foundation for every Baseline Capability
preserving warfighter effectiveness with advanced equipment and materials

Detection

Answer

Science

Questions

Transition

Technologies

Protection

Maintain

Robust

Tech Base

Decontamination

Supporting S&T

Modeling and Simulation

Preserving warfighter effectiveness with advanced equipment and materials
collecting information not just detecting

Wide-Area

Field of View

Single-pixel

Field of View

(JSLSCAD)

Threat

Collecting information, not just detecting
  • Wide-Area Aerial Recon
    • Expand/new signatures for existing technologies
    • Increase discrimination
    • Reduce false alarms
  • Multiplex Assays
    • Minimize consumables
    • Reduce response time and logistical burden
new approaches to limiting exposure
New approaches to limiting exposure
  • Develop monolayered reactive materials
  • Investigate materials for self-detoxification and increased aerosol protection
  • Improve TIC protection
a single decontamination solution for all agents remains a formidable challenge
A single decontamination solution for all agents remains a formidable challenge
  • Focus on technology for
    • Interiors
    • Sensitive equipment
    • Aircraft exteriors
  • Still struggling with basic science for decon and materials compatability
modeling and simulation will improve decision making
Modeling and Simulation willimprove decision making
  • Sensor integration and decision support tools for warfighter’s common operating picture
  • Algorithms for aerosol agents in urban areas and inside buildings
  • Live weather feeds for predictive models
many aspects of underlying science must still be investigated
Many aspects of underlying science must still be investigated
  • Understand environmental fate

of chemical and biological

agent

  • Develop artificial chemical

and biological simulants

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For Example: How does agent actually behave on surfaces?

  • Study persistence of CW agents on military operational surfaces (e.g., concrete, asphalt) to inform
    • Operational/Risk Management
    • Command decisions
    • Other S&T efforts
  • Generate/validate data via field, lab and wind tunnel studies
  • Create modeling tools to support decision making
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We use demonstrations to assess technologies

CBRN

Unmanned Ground

Reconnaissance (CUGR)

Biological Network

(BIONET)

Answer

Science

Questions

Transition

Technologies

Maintain

Robust

Tech Base

Joint Service

Installation

Pilot Project

(JSIPP)

Contamination Avoidance

at Seaports of Debarkation

(CASPOD)

Large Frame Aircraft

Decontamination

Demonstration (LFADD)

SOCOM

Relevence

rapid start initiative rsi process
Rapid Start Initiative (RSI) Process
  • Enhanced responsiveness to customers
  • More rapidly pursue innovative COTS solutions

CBDP Sponsor Identifies Candidates

Performer Submits Documentation

Decision Panel

(JSTO, JRO, JPEO, DATSD-CBD)

Science Screening

No Go

(w/ Feedback)

(As required)

Development

Try It

S&T

Demonstration

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Alignment

Answer

Science

Questions

Transition

Technologies

Maintain

Robust

Tech Base

Developing and delivering technology to field enhanced capabilities

Medical

Science & Technology

Physical Science &

Technology

Air Force

TRANSITION

TRANSITION

Army

Navy

Products for the

Joint Warfighter

Marine

technology for the joint warfighter
Technology for the Joint Warfighter
  • Develop and execute an agile, flexible, and robust S&T program to meet validated needs
  • Seek out “best-in-class” performers to pursue innovative solutions
  • Push to ensure effective technology to the soldier, sailor, airman, and marine