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Department of Defense

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)
The U.S. Department of Defense has assigned to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) the mission to develop for fielding, militarily effective defenses against ballistic missiles. To accomplish this mission, BMDO provides central BMD management, defines the system architecture and design, integrates requirements and technology, develops budgets and allocates resources, ensures integration with other U.S. and international defense capabilities, ensures systems are interoperable, and coordinates Theater Missile Defense with National Missile Defense programs and systems.

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) Organization and Functions
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION (BMDO) . (DoD Directive 5141.5 - under revision) . The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology), ...

Major Range and Test Facility Base
The MRTFB is an acronym for Major Range and Test Facility Base. The MRTFB is a set of test installations, facilities, and ranges which are regarded as "national assets." These assets are sized, operated, and maintained primarily for DoD test and evaluation missions.

Army

Space and Strategic Defense Command
The U. S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (SSDC) combines the U.S. Army Space Command (ARSPACE) and elements of the former U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command. As a field operating agency of the Army Chief of Staff, SSDC serves as the Army focal point for space and strategic defense matters and is responsible for exploitation of space and strategic assets by warfighting commanders. Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner commands SSDC from its headquarters in Arlington Va.

Missile Defense Data Center
The MDDC is a central repository for the archive and distribution of test and measurement data collected by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). The MDDC is operated by the Sensors Directorate of the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC) in Huntsville, AL.

High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility
HELSTF Welcome Page . About HELSTF . The High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF) located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. HELSTF is managed by the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC).

TECOM Air Defense Testing
Army Test and Evaluation Command The U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, NM, tests the Patriot, Hawk, Chaparral, and all elements of the Forward Area Air Defense missile systems for the Army as well as missile systems for the Air Force, Navy, foreign governments, and private industry. TECOM supports the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization to include all theater missile defense programs, experiments, and test technologies,

Depth And Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab
The Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab is at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. It is responsible for integrating all TRADOC activity related to conducing simultaneous attacks in all three dimensions against an enemy throughout the depth of the battlefield. The concept of simultaneous attack in depth is more than a continuation of the Cold War "Follow-on Forces Attack (FOFA)" initiative. Other important issues being worked by the Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab include: Theater Missile Defense (TMD) and the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Warbreaker Exercise.

Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab
The Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab is at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. It is responsible for integrating all TRADOC activity related to conducting simultaneous attacks in all three dimensions against an enemy throughout the depth of the battlefield. Since this concept is inherently joint in nature, the Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab works closely with the other services. An example of this is the Theater Missile Defense Advanced Warfighting Experiment (TMD AWE) in which the battle lab, acting as the experimental integrator, is leveraging Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine and CINC exercises and programs to develop a TMD concept of operations.

Weapons Requirements Division
Fort BlissWeapons Requirements Division. MISSION: Develop, document and defend ADA requirements and ensure the requirements are satisfied during the material acquisition process.

US Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command
CBDCOM provides NBC technology, products and services to ensure: overmatching support for U.S. forces; support of other U.S. interests. storage and destruction of chemical materiel, and support of chemical treaties.

Navy / Marine Corps

PMRF Pacific Missile Range Facility
PMRF is the world's largest instrumented multi-environment range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations. Located in Hawaii on the western shores of the Island of Kauai, the PMRF range includes broad ocean areas to the north, south, and west with varying water depths from 400 to 2,500 fathoms. Sandia National Laboratories operates the Kauai Test Facility (KTF) for the Department of Energy and, through inter-Service Support Agreements (ISSA), provides PMRF with rocket launch services for target systems and upper atmosphere measurements. PMRF/KTF is recognized in the ABM Treaty as an authorized site from which launches of the STARS missile can be conducted.

Technology Readiness Data Centers
Experiment programs run for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) have gathered terabytes of scientific data covering earth, atmospheric, and celestial backgrounds, missle plume, and missle hardbody phenomena.

Backgrounds Data Center (BDC)
The Backgrounds Data Center (BDC) is one of the projects supported by the Office of Strategic Phenomena (OSP) and is one of the Data Archive Centers for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) The BDC was established to assist the ballistic and theater missile defense community with its requirements for information to evaluate the Strategic Defense System feasibility, development, and implementation. The BDC is a part of the Space Science Division (SSD) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C.

PRFD Navy Ship Weapons Test Complex
Pacific Ranges and Facilities Department. The Navy Ship Weapons Test Complex or "Desert Ship," operated by the White Sands Detachment, offers shipboard fire control, integration, and launches for ship-based missiles at White Sands. The Detachment operates the High Energy Laser Experimental Test System (HELETS) and provides access to the Army's High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF). The Detachment also operates the Theater Missile Defense (TMD)/Research Rocket Launch Complex.

Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity Camp Pendleton, CA.
The mission of MCTSSA is to provide software, firmware, and systems integration support for designated tactical data (computer-based) systems during their entire life-cycle: ensuring joint interoperability and sustaining combat readiness of these systems for the Fleet Marine Forces (FMFs); and to perform other support functions related to tactical data systems as directed. Projects include the Air Defense Communication Platform, the HAWK - Homing All-the-Way Killer Missile System and the Radar Set AN/TPS-59

Air Force

XR Organization Layout
XR Organization Layout. A Look At The Organization. XRD - Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Interceptor Program Office. XRO - Management Operations Division. XRE - Systems Engineering and Architecture. XRP - Strategic.

XRD - Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Interceptor Program Office
Space and Missile Systems Center -- "Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Interceptor Program Office - Responsible for the direction and management of all Air Force interceptor programs in support of the System Program Manager, Air Force BMD Programs. Develops affordable, achievable BMD interceptor capability for the Air Force--can be aircraft, space, or ground based." Site includes an image-map directory of various BMD program components, with images and brief descriptive text.

HQ ACC/DRA, Aerospace Control Division
HQ ACC/DRA, the "Aerospace Control Division" is responsible for defining near and far term Combat Air Force (CAF) requirements for Theater Air Defense platforms, weapons, and associated C4I systems - including the Airborne Laser - while advocating requirements for the entire Aerospace Control Environment. The Aerospace Control Division is responsible for two of ACCs eleven Mission Area Plans (MAP), Counterair and Theater Missile Defense.

PL PROJECTS
PHILLIPS LABORATORY SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS LISTING. This is a listlng of some key programs within Phillips Laboratory's six technology directorates: Advanced Weapons and Survivability, Geophysics, Lasers and Imaging, Propulsion, Space and Missiles...

Propulsion - Technology Support
Technology Support. AEDC Technology Support Program. Arnold Engineering Development Center is a well known test and evaluation center. What is lesser known is that in order to conduct tests, engineering analysis and technical evaluations, AEDC conducts an...

AF Materiel Command Treaties Team - AFMC/XPX
The treaties team provides Command-level program management of Air Force Materiel Command's compliance with a number of arms control treaties, ncluding the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Open Skies, Chemical Weapons and Biological Weapons treaties.

Eglin Gulf Range May See Theater Missile Defense Tests
The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization is studying Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Florida Keys to determine their suitability for Theater Missile Defense Program tests scheduled to begin in 1997.

Other

Department of Energy Office of Non-Proliferation and National Security
The Office of Nonproliferation and National Security oversees the unique capabilities that support a core program of nuclear nonproliferation activities as well as using unique technical capability to support and develop advanced technologies aiding in the detection and countering emerging proliferation threats. Consequently, this office provides a wide range of services for a broad range of domestic constituencies and nonproliferation regimes.

Federal Advisory Committees by Agency
In 1972, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App) was enacted by Congress. Its purpose was to ensure that advice rendered to the Executive Branch by the various advisory committees, task forces, boards, and commissions formed over the years by Congress and the President, be both objective and accessible to the public. Secretariat operations are directed at reporting to the President and Congress on the activities of over 1000 Federal advisory committees, such as the ACDA Ballistic Missile Defense Advisory Committee and the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group.

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