DLN

The DoD Laboratory Network's (DLN's) proponents within the Office of the Secretary of Defense are the Offices of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. The specific offices within the above Under Secretaries' organizational structures that provide oversight of DLN operations are the Offices of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, respectively. The DLN is a coordinated and operational system of DoD laboratories, programs, and activities possessing analytic or incident response capabilities that provides timely, high quality, actionable results for early detection, confirmation, response, and effective consequence management of acts of terrorism or warfare involving CBRN agents, infectious disease agents, and other all-hazards agents of military or national significance in support of the DoD’s global and homeland defense missions. In accordance with applicable laws governing DoD and the Federal Government, the DLN provides support to civil authorities and participates in ICLN integrated incident responses.