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The Joint Acquisition Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Knowledge System (JACKS) is the web based Department of Defense (DoD) knowledge management system for information related to the acquisition and support of CBRN defense products.

JACKS was established by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) to serve the Warfighting and Homeland Security communities as an effective and powerful resource in quickly accessing CBRN defense product acquisition and support information.

With its easy to use interface and joint perspective, JACKS is the single starting point to navigate across a variety of systems while streamlining control and access of CBRN information. JACKS will continue to evolve and improve, bringing reliable CBRN Defense information into one easily used and accessible location.

Regardless of service, functional name or department area JACKS, serving as the doorway to the wealth of the information supporting CBRN Defense, is intended to be the System of Choice.

Please click here to access Jacks website: JACKS (limited access).

CBRN Resource Library

Joint Program Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense

JPEO-CBRND Knowledge Center (limited access) JPEO-CBRND on AKO (limited access) JPEO-CBRND Software Support Activity (SSA) (limited access)

CBRN Information

JACKS Equipment Search

Defense Biological Product Assurance Office (DBPAO)

The Defense Biological Product Assurance Office (DBPAO), previously known as the Critical Reagents Program (CRP), is accepting orders online via OSCAR (Ordering System for Critical Assays and Reagents). To register on OSCAR, please visit JACKSand complete the online registration form.

The DBPAO will contact you within 1 business day to help you establish an account in OSCAR.

Questions? Concerns? Please feel free to contact the DBPAO at 301-619-2277 or