By Kyle Bond, CCDCJuly 31, 2019
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army has had teams working to protect Soldiers from chemical threats since Germany used chemical agents in 1915.
The ninth episode of the Combat Capabilities Development Command "In the Lab" podcast will feature Dr. Eric Moore, Director of Combat Capabilities Development Command's Chemical Biological Center. Moore explains how his organization focuses on identifying ways to detect the threats our Soldiers may face and then protecting them from those threats.
"We work closely with the intelligence community. We're doing modeling and simulation and threat agent science work. It's an iterative process, then as something that rises to the threshold or meets the criteria to be a threat by the chem-bio defense program we will start additional work to address the vulnerabilities that are found," Moore said.
Moore also discusses his team's forensic efforts in support of the Chemical Warfare Convention, also known as CWC, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, also known as OPCW. The CCDC CBC lab and the world-class experts who operate it are only one of two facilities in the country that meet the standards for CWC and OPCW.
The episode also discusses the importance of attracting the right type of workforce, which is highlighted by the many STEM and collaborative activities CBC supports starting in K-12 running through graduate programs.
"CCDC in the Lab" is a bi-weekly podcast highlighting the people behind the technology being developed within the command. To listen to the podcast, copy and paste this link (https://ccdc.podbean.com) or search "CCDC in the Lab" in the Apple Podcast, Google Play or Spotify apps.
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), has the mission to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver the capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and into the future. CCDC collaborates across the Future Force Modernization Enterprise and its own global network of domestic and international partners in academia, industry and other government agencies to accomplish this mission under the strategic vision of the Army Futures Command.