A DoD program integration office will be established to manage all facets of the program.
Activities will include contracting, budget and quality assurance actions; evaluating current capabilities of WMD response elements; integrating WMD training activities; coordinating the development of WMD consequence management doctrine and modifications; coordinating the development and production of doctrinal publications; and coordinating development of scenarios and integrating all WMD exercise activities between local, state and federal response elements.
A critical function is establishing and maintaining linkages with the processes of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Readiness System to include: the Joint Monthly Readiness Review (JMRR), Joint Warfare Capabilities Assessment (JWCA) Teams; Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), and Senior Readiness Oversight Council (SROC). Initial tasks following establishment during the second quarter, FY98 will include coordinating the development of a comprehensive program with the Joint Staff, CINCs, Services and the DoD interfaces with the Interagency Domestic Preparedness Program. The office will be staffed with 8 Active Guard/Reserve military personnel; six GS civilians; and five contractors. Specific positions and duties include:
An O6 Program Director with joint experience and a minimum of three years in domestic support operations to exercise general program management and oversight.
An O5 Deputy Director with at least one year experience in domestic support operations.
An O5 Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics and Environment.) to coordinate staff actions and interface with the DoD Executive Agent.
A GS09 Administrative Assistant/Office Manager.
An O4 Program Management Acquisition Officer and O3 or GS12 Assistant to execute contracting, budget and quality assurance actions.
An O4 Program Management Training Officer assisted by an O3 or GS 12, and an E7 to integrate WMD training activities; coordinate development of training publications; and evaluate current capabilities of WMD response elements.
An O4 Program Management Doctrine Officer assisted by an O3 or GS12 to coordinate the development or modification of WMD doctrine based on training activities, exercises and subject matter-expert input.
An O4 Program Management Exercises Officer assisted by an O3 or GS12 and a SFC to produce exercise scenarios, coordinate major exercise play between local, state and federal response elements, and integrate all exercise events.
Five Contractors to provide support for information management, publications, exercise development, training development and scheduling, and administration.
Equipment requirements include:
- 20 Computers with 12 docking stations for 12 laptops connected to a local access network with internet access.
- 12 Laptop Computers.
- One Scanner.
- One CD-ROM Writer.
- One Lumina projector.
- One VHS Recorder.
- One Digital Camera.
- One Copier.
- One FAX machine.
- Multi-line phone system with speakers.
- One Television with CNN capability.
- Statistical and modeling software packages.
- Video telephonic hook-up.
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