The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS) through the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), has announced intentions to move forward the National Chemical and Biological Defense Consortium (NCBDC) for a period of 20 years.
The NCBDC will be an open consortium inviting any interested company, academic institution, or contractor to join in an effort to widen knowledge and technical expertise and to continue to advance in technologies to support the Department of Defense’s biological and chemical threat prevention and treatments.
Membership in the NCBDC will be documented in a Consortium’s Articles of Collaboration, detailing the proposed membership and governance structure as well as the respective rights and obligations of members. A Steering Committee will be established from Consortium members to guide the efforts of the represented organizations in rapidly forming and establishing the initial strategic direction of the Consortium’s efforts.
More than 100 organizations have signed Letters of Intent to participate in the consortium. Interested parties may learn more here.