Richard Gallant

  • “Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous” – How agencies handle CBRNE threats

    There’s an acronym used by federal leaders in the business of preventing or responding to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive attacks: VUCA. It stands for “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous,” it describes the CBRNE operational environment, and they agree that it’s only getting more apt.

  • Although it’s never had to deploy, DoD’s CBRN task force is national ‘insurance policy’

    It’s a good bet that most Americans have never heard of the military’s Joint Task Force Civil Support. That’s due, in good measure, to the fortunate fact that it’s never had to perform its primary mission during its 17 years in existence: deploying military forces to the site of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) disaster.