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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 360-03
May 22, 2003

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED

The Department of Defense announced today that it has released and published its annual report on chemical and biological defense capabilities.

The report is published as a two volume set. In volume one, chapter one, the report provides information on the recent re-organization of the department's chemical and biological defense program management and oversight structure. Chapter two is an overview of research, development, and acquisition plans and programs. Chapter three is an overview and assessment of chemical and biological defense logistics. Chapter four is an overview of doctrine, training, and readiness. Chapter five lists the department's activities in supporting the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Volume two of the report is the Chemical and Biological Defense Program performance plan. In addition, the annexes include detailed information on systems' descriptions, program funding, and logistics data.

The report can be located and downloaded from the web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/cp under the "Reports" section.

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