focus areas were Surveillance, Medical Countermeasures, Enabling Technologies, and Hazard Mitigation. The committee also received a threat assessment briefing.
Data Gathering Meeting 2: March 15, 2012 in Dugway, UT
A subgroup of the committee visited Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, UT. The group met with representatives of the facility and heard overview presentations about the site’s capabilities and activities. The group also held roundtable discussions with local project managers, senior scientists, and management personnel. The committee toured the Materiel Test Facility, the Combined Chemical Test Facility, the Life Sciences Test Facility, and the Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel.
The committee met with the following individuals:
COL A. Scott Estes, Commander, DPG
SGM Stanley Morton, Jr., Command Sergeant Major, DPG
Dr. Kenneth Gritton, Technical Director, WDTC
Mr. Ryan Harris, Acting Director, WDTC
Mr. Chris Johnson, Chief, WDTC Operations Division
Dr. Chris Olson, Chief, WDTC Chemical Test Division
Mr. Jeff Garcia, Acting Chief, WDTC Dissemination & Explosives Division
Dr. Doug Andersen, Chief, WDTC Life Sciences Division
Mr. Ross Rosengren, Chief, Resource Management
Mr. Bill Brown, Test Engineering & Integration Division
Data Gathering Meeting 3: March 16, 2012 in Natick, MA
A subgroup of the committee visited the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Natick, MA. The group met with representatives of the facility and heard overview presentations about the site’s capabilities and activities. The group also participated in a roundtable discussion with principle investigators and senior scientists. The committee toured and met with personnel from the following programs: Human Factors Lab and Assessment, the Molecular Science & Engineering Team, ARIEM and the Doriot Chambers, and Collective Protection and Shelters. The committee met with individuals, including: Dr. Heidi Gibson, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Polymer Research Chemist.