The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense exists to manage our nation’s investments in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense equipment. Having “Joint” in our title clarifies we support all Services. For example, we provide protective masks to the soldiers walking the streets of a battle torn country and also our Airmen flying in our skies. We also work closely with various government agencies that need CBRN defense equipment.
Our headquarters is located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood Area, MD, but we have offices across the United States. There are five unique project management offices which manage the acquisition of CBRN equipment as enablers to achieving the National Security Strategy and supporting the U.S. Armed Forces. As you scroll through this website you will gain a clearer understanding of our unique structure and the capabilities the five programs. Please visit the “our culture” tab to learn more about the Joint Project Management Offices for Contamination Avoidance, Guardian, Information Systems, Protection, and Medical Countermeasure Systems.
With 20 representatives in various Department of Defense Offices across the United States and in other countries, we maintain full situational awareness of CBRN needs, policies, up and coming technologies, and our threat. As a successful proactive acquisition program, we put capable and supportable systems in the hands of the users (service members and first responders), when and where it is needed, at an affordable price. Read more about our latest success stories in our news section - Our Team in Action - tab.
JPEO-CBRND Supports International Partners in Congo Ebola Outbreak
Teams from the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, or J…Read More
FDA Approval of Anti-Seizure Drug Provides a New Tool for Protecting Americans During a Chemical Attack
By Judith Laney, Ph.D., Program Manager, Chemical Medical Countermeasures Program, Biomedical Advanced Researc…Read More
DARPA and JPEO-CBRND Formalize Collaborative Efforts to Support American Military Personnel
New Memorandum of Understanding aligns organizations to foster development and transition of capabilities to c…Read More
JPEO-CBD ChemBio Protective Suit PROOF Challenge
The JPEO-CBRND's Chemical Biological (CB) Protective Suit Proof Challenge competition (PROOF: The ChemBio Suit…Read More
The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium along with the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) request your organizational participation at an upcoming General Membership Meeting and Industry Outreach event. The event will focus on medical and non-medical CBRNE related requirements of the CBRN enterprise including the JPEO-CBRND, DHS CWMD Office, DTRA, and others, and will include sessions with government, industry, academia, and operational users who have an interest in countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats in the new CWMD mission space. This will take place November 12-13, 2019 (~8am-5pm) at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
JPEO-CBRND is attending 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18-21, 2019. Hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), this conference will have more than 1,500 scientists, program managers and leaders from across the globe who are committed to making the world safer by confronting chemical and biological defense challenges.