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CONPLAN 0400 (Contingency Plan 0400), the Joint Chiefs of Staff's (CJCS) "overarching counterproliferation plan," is formally titled Counter-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. [1]

"To ensure the policy in PDD-39 and PDD-62 is implemented in a coordinated manner, the CONPLAN is designed to provide overall guidance to Federal, State and local agencies concerning how the Federal government would respond to a potential or actual terrorist threat or incident that occurs in the United States, particularly one involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The CONPLAN outlines an organized and unified capability for a timely, coordinated response by Federal agencies to a terrorist threat or act. It establishes conceptual guidance for assessing and monitoring a developing threat, notifying appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies of the nature of the threat, and deploying the requisite advisory and technical resources to assist the Lead Federal Agency (LFA) in facilitating interdepartmental coordination of crisis and consequence management activities." [2]

Presidential Authority for Consequences Management

Presidential Decision Directive 39 [PDD-39] and PDD-62 "directed measures to strengthen capabilities to prevent and manage the consequences of terrorist use of a CBRNE [chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive] device, designated the lead agencies' responsibilities, and established interagency groups to coordinate policies and programs. These PDDs validated and reaffirmed the overall LFA responsibility of the Department of Justice (DOJ), acting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI is also the lead agency for crisis management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the domestic lead agency for CM [consequence management]." --August 3, 2001.

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