Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
type = Organization
abbreviation = JIEDDO
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seal_caption = Seal of the Joint IED Defeat Organization
formed = Februrary 14, 2006
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headquarters = The Pentagon
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chief1_name = Ret. Army Gen. Montgomery Meigs
chief1_position = Director
chief2_name = Dr. Robin Keese, Ph.D.
chief2_position = Deputy Director

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The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (Joint IED Defeat Organization or JIEDDO) is a permanently-manned Department of Defense joint entity tasked with leading, advocating and coordinating all counter-IED actions in support of Combatant Commanders and their respective Joint Task Forces. [ DoD Directive 2000.19E, February 14, 2006 ] ]


Faced with the escalating use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan in October 2003, the Army Chief of Staff’s office established the Army IED Task Force to counter this threat. The task force reached out to organizations across the Army, private sector and academia to improve threat intelligence gathering, acquire counter-IED technologies and develop IED-specific training for soldiers. []

The early success of the Army IED Task Force, which helped reduce the casualty rate per IED attack despite an increased in-theater use of the devices, led then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz to transform the initiative into the Joint IED Task Force. Reporting directly to the office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the joint program sought to leverage the experience and expertise of soldiers across the services. [ [ About JIEDDO ] ]

With Department of Defense Directive 2000.19E, the task force was converted into the Joint IED Defeat Organization.


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