Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation, and Treatment of Blast Injuries

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Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation, and Treatment of Blast Injuries
As the DoD Executive Agent, the Secretary of the Army is responsible for coordinating and managing relevant DoD research efforts and programs related to medical research for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries; shall give full consideration to the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the DoD Components and the Director, JIEDDO, addressing those needs/requirements; maintaining a DoD technology base for medical research related to blast injuries and based on the DDR&E approved program for the DoD Components; performing programming and budgeting actions for all blast-injury research to maintain the R&E programs based on DDR&E-approved priorities of the DoD Components; programming and budgeting for blast-injury research based on analysis and prioritization of needs of the DoD Components; executing the approved DoD blast-injury research program consistent with DoD guidance and availability of annual congressional appropriations; providing medical recommendations with regard to blast-injury prevention, mitigation, and treatment standards to be approved by the ASD(HA); coordinate DoD blast-injury-research issues with the staffs of the DDR&E, the ASD(HA), and the Director, JIEDDO; supporting the development, maintenance, and usage of a joint database for collection, analysis, and sharing of information gathered or developed by the DoD Components related to the efficacy of theater personal protective equipment (including body armor, helmets, and eyewear) and vehicular equipment designed to protect against blast injury.
Date Assigned:
Approving Office:
Public Law
DoD Executive Agent:
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))
U.S. Army Futures Command
LTC Jacob Johnson,; Dr. Jamie A Blow,
Established in Statute:
Last Updated:
03/19/02024 02:45 PM by Roman, Jose