Organization: National Guard Bureau – Annual Domestic Capabilities Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
Program Overview: Assisted the NGB/A5 in identifying the ANG’s modernization and procurement priorities for dual-use capabilities applicable to both federal and domestic operations. The federal operations directly support the Department of Defense. The domestic missions directly support Homeland Defense and the Defense Support of Civilian Authorities. The DCP Conference is the capstone event for identifying and documenting critical capabilities to mitigate domestic operations capability gaps. The Conference identified the most critical capability gaps in mitigating domestic threats and hazards (i.e., which capabilities will fill documented critical domestic gaps). The NGB/A5 advocates for procurement funding for equipment to fill critical capability gaps within Emergency Support Function (ESF) mission areas.
Business Results: During the NGB conference we worked with eleven (11) ESF Chairs and 300+ Guardsmen from around the country to determine current and future needs, as well as desired requirements. Our area of focus for the NGB/A5 program included: Transportation, Logistics, Information Technology, Information Planning, Communication (including Cyber), Firefighting (Air & Ground), Oil and HAZMAT, Mass Care/Public Health, Public Safety, Public Works/Engineering and Search and Rescue. It should be noted that the strategic discussions around future needs caused the 300+ conference attendees to focus on long-term needs with the constraints imposed by external forces (Federal and State level). These desired capabilities also allows for industry to begin to develop long-term solutions for future needs. The final deliverables included: