Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)'s core focus areas contribute to building a more lethal force, a priority in the National Defense Strategy, and streamline JPEO-CBRND efforts to meet the Joint Service’s needs in combating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
Three Joint Project Managers (JPM) provide oversight for the portfolios, including JPM CBRN Protection, JPM CBRN Sensors and JPM CBRN Medical. Four Joint Project Leads (JPL) focus on CBRN special operations forces, information management/information technology, portfolio resources and enabling biotechnologies. The JPLs also provide portfolio-wide enabling support across the JPEO-CBRND.
JPM CBRN Protection develops, fields and sustains CBRN protection and increase mitigation capabilities for the Nation. Their focus in coordination with JPL CBRN Special Operations Forces is to unencumber the warfighter by developing a next-generation protective ensemble that reduces the physiological burden on the user and enhances protection to emerging threats. They also focus on developing contamination mitigation technologies including decontamination systems, protective coatings and barriers to significantly decrease the time required to decontaminate and reset personnel and equipment in CBRN environments.
JPM CBRN Medical facilitates the advanced development and acquisition of medical solutions to combat CBRN and emerging threats. Their focus in coordination with JPL CBRND Enabling Biotechnologies is to provide new and improved medical countermeasures to enable a single treatment for many threats, rapid medical countermeasure responses, genomic sequencing and the capability to diagnose CBRN threats before the onset of symptoms. JPM CBRN Sensors develops, fields and sustains CBRN sensors, reconnaissance systems, mobile laboratory systems and obscuration capabilities for the Army. Their focus in coordination with JPL CBRN Information Management/Information Technology is to provide integrated early warning by bringing together the products in its portfolio along with robotics and autonomous systems, decision support tools, machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide situational awareness and understanding of CBRN threats.
"The Army, DOD CBD Program, and JPEO-CBRND represent the nation's premier capability against biological threats. Our medical defense programs protect the Warfighter, countering threats such as Ebola and H1N1 during crisis response missions."
Dr. Roos is our Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) (Acting). In this role, he participates in all aspects of planning, directing, managing, coordinating, reporting and evaluating JPEO-CBRND programs for defense against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats. Dr. Roos degrees include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross (1996) and a PhD in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine (2002). His substantial science and technology background ensures this organization remains relevant and accurate with all our procurement actions.
"Our priorities are the Warfighter and the people developing capabilities that protect them and our nation. The joint force cannot afford to be surprised with a novel CBRN threat, and the JPEO-CBRND is determined to maintain our technological edge."
Mr. Daniel J. McCormick is our Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). In this role, he leverages a solid background and experience in the Chemical and Biological Defense Program to help ensure our programs are synchronized, prioritized, and balanced to effectively integrate technologies in support of delivering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense capabilities to the Warfighter and nation. Mr. McCormick’s work experience includes more than 28 years of service as an Army officer and over 20 years of acquisition experience. He knows how to build and lead acquisition teams to succeed, no matter what obstacles must be overcome to meet the Warfighter’s needs.
"The COVID-19 pandemic taught us new ways to deliver faster. We've taken these lessons learned and have applied them to our acquisition strategy to serve the Warfighter when and where they need CBRN defense equipment most."
Ms. Nicole Kilgore is our Acting Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Operations and Modernization, with a focus on both the Medical and Protection Portfolios. Ms. Kilgore has been part of the chemical-biological defense enterprise for over ten years and most recently served as the Deputy Joint Project Manager for CBRN Medical. She has provided overall direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, product improvements, fielding, and sustainment of the portfolio. With 15 years of industry experience as well, she brings extensive acquisition, strategic leadership, and program management expertise both through practical experience and formal training and education.
Ms. Kilgore holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College, a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Hood College, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Eisenhower School. She has also attended the Defense Acquisition University’s Advanced Program Management Course and the Advanced Leadership Course at the Army Management Staff College.
"Our world-class scientists, engineers, and acquisition workforce remain vigilant in pursuing state-of-the-art capabilities that ensure tomorrow’s service members and nation are ready to meet and overcome all future threats."
Mr. Gordon Graham is our Chief of Staff. In this role, he provides a solid background in acquisition, budgets, program management, and directorate staff management. Gordon has capitalized on his expertise working across functional areas to build consensus and ensure that the JPEO-CBRND programs have the resources required to support the delivery of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense capabilities to the Warfighter and nation. His work experience includes 29 years combined acquisition and program management experience between active duty and federal service; with 15 years in direct support of this program. Gordon keeps this program up and running by motivating and leading a team of professionals.