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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates

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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates, Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), will discuss JIEDDO’s current efforts to rapidly provide comprehensive counter-IED support to deployed warfighters and its direct support of the surge in Afghanistan. Topics will include JIEDDO’s coordination with the Pentagon’s senior integrators; its unique role as a risk-tolerant organization; its whole-of-government approach and its work with international partners; its approach to counter-IED training methodology and integration; its development of detection technologies, airborne sensors; its application of information fusion to disrupt threat networks employing the IED; and current challenges across its mission areas.

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