The Forum 2009, 21st Century Explosive Hazard Challenges  

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Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence (UXOCOE)

Department of Defense, UXO
The UXOCOE is directly responsible for executing DoDD 5101.13 responsibilities.  The UXOCOE is the focal point within DoD that specifically tracks and identifies DoD's UXO Research and Engineering detection and clearance technologies in the areas of Countermine, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Humanitarian Demining, and UXO Environmental activities, and further identifies valid Service and Joint requirements for UXO technologies.  Its defense wide policy objective is that UXO related requirements and technology solutions are fully coordinated to ensure required capabilities are met.








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Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board

Explosives Safety Board

The safety of explosive materiel is an important aspect of military activities and readiness.  Guarding against accidents in the development, manufacturing, testing, handling, transportation, storage, demilitarization, disposal, and remediation of explosives, including chemical agents, requires constant vigilance.  Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) provides the vigilance.  The DDESB accomplishes this by promulgating and ensuring implementation of DoD explosives safety standards that protect assets, human health, and the environment.




Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV)


The NAVEODTECHDIV exploits technology and intelligence to develop and deliver EOD information, tools, equipment, and their life cycle support, to meet the needs of Joint Service EOD operating forces and other customers.




US Army Aberdeen Test Center


The US Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) is a diverse Department of Defense (DoD) Major Range and Test Facility Base with the mission to assure our nation's armed forces that their weapons and equipment will perform properly, safely, and reliably in the field.




US Army Project Manager - Close Combat Systems

Project Manager Close Combat

Project Manager Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) is committed to helping our warfighters maintain freedom to move on the battlefield by developing, fielding and supporting technologically advanced capabilities.  In total, PM CCS manages more than 200 separate programs, representing the mission areas:  Networked Munitions/Intelligent Munitions System; Countermine and Explosive Ordnance Devices; Improvised Explosive Device Defeat; Demolitions, Grenades, Special Projects; Non-Lethal Systems and Munitions; Pyrotechnics and Shoulder Launched Munitions.




Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Office and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program Office



The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) are the Department of Defense’s (DoD) environmental technology programs.  SERDP and ESTCP address environmental matters of concern to DoD through funding for basic and applied research and development and demonstration/validation of technologies that can enhance the capabilities of DoD to meet its environment obligations.


US Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD - Countermine Division


US Army Research, Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications, Electronic Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Night Vision Electronics Sensors Directorate (NVESD) - Countermine Division has responsibility for the US Army's countermine research and development effort.  The Division is also actively engaged in addressing the current IED threat.  Successful technologies are transitioned to the Program Manager for Close Combat Systems and other acquisition organizations.


Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities (ASD/SOLIC&IC)


The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities (ASD/SOLIC&IC) is the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on special operations and low-intensity conflict matters. The ASD (SO/LIC&IC) has as his principal duty overall supervision (to include oversight of policy and resources) of special operations and low-intensity conflict activities, including the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) program and the humanitarian mine action program.


Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise

The Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise

The Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise's role is to provide policy, direction, and funding to: (1) oversee the consolidation of unmanned ground system developmental efforts; (2) concentrate on the establishment of definitive robotics operational capabilities; and (3) pursue critical technologies to satisfy capability needs. The approach is one of enterprise oversight and portfolio management to focus on near-term emerging requirements and Overseas Contingency Operational needs, mid- and long-term technology maturation, and greater collaboration between Warfighters, laboratories, and Program Managers to link doctrine, ground robotics technology and capability needs.


US Army Corps of Engineers

US Army Corps of Engineers
The Military Munitions Support Services (M2S2) program encompasses the full spectrum of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers military munitions work. It focuses USACE technical and support elements to ensure their most effective and efficient application in meeting national and international military munitions support services requirements. M2S2 projects include munitions cleanup in Iraq and Afghanistan, MILCON construction support, recovered chemical warfare materiel cleanup, and site inspections at hundreds of Formerly Used Defense Sites and Active Army and Air Force installations.


US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

The Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T Directorate) is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security.  The S&T Directorate, in partnership with the private sector, national laboratories, universities, and other government agencies (domestic and foreign), helps push the innovation envelope and drive development and the use of high technology in support of homeland security.  The Directorate focuses on enabling the DHS components and their customers, including Border Patrol agents, Coast Guardsmen, airport baggage screeners, federal air marshals, and state, local, and federal emergency responders, in the vital mission of securing the nation.



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