06 Apr '15, 12pm

Combat Support Agency Counters Worldwide IED Threats

Combat Support Agency Counters Worldwide IED Threats By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 – The organization that has fought for a decade to defeat improvised explosive devices used by American enemies in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has become a combat support agency, its director said in a recent interview. The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization -- known as JIEDDO -- was realigned under the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics March 11 and is “here to stay,” Army Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson told DoD News. Johnson said he wants to ensure every commander and warfighter is aware of the agency’s capabilities to support those in the field. Johnson added that DoD’s senior leadership recognized that the global threat of IEDs is not going away, and that the agency’s new status means the capabi...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=128532

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