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About the InterAgency Board

Sanctioned by the Attorney General of the United States, the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) was founded by the Department of Defense's Consequence Management Program Integration Office and the Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures on October 13, 1998.

With the participation of various local, state, and federal government organizations, the IAB formulated its mission statement, organized the board into four SubGroups and two committees, developed a Charter, and identified the IAB Process and Strategic Objectives.

Starting in 2008, the IAB began the process to reorganize. Specifically, the IAB convened a strategic planning group to review its current mission, strengths, and areas of improvement and goals for the upcoming years. To achieve the new mission and values set forth by this group, the IAB reorganized its structure. The IAB is now organized into six SubGroups and two Committees. For more information on the IAB’s structure, please visit the Structure page.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is comprised of one IAB Chair and three Deputy Chairs who are selected among the ranks of membership. All positions are only eligible to active state & local first responders, Each position serves a two-year term.

Timothy Dorsey's picture
IAB Chair
Timothy Dorsey
Deputy Chief
Lake Ozark (MO) Fire Protection District/Missouri, FEMA US&R Task Force 1
Jeffrey Race's picture
IAB Deputy Chair
Jeffrey Race
President, Lieutenant
Pineville (NC) Fire and Rescue Department
John Incontro's picture
IAB Deputy Chair
John Incontro
City of San Marino (CA) Police Department
Sandy Bogucki's picture
IAB Deputy Chair
Sandy Bogucki
EMS Medical Director
Branford (CT) Fire Department

Federal Agency Coordination Committee

Robert Johns's picture
FACC Chair
Robert Johns
Lead, Implementation Support
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, DHS

Current FACC Partners

Continued representation by multiple federal agencies allows the IAB to maintain its independence as an organization as well as to best use the resources and expertise of the federal community. Those agencies and departments that fund the IAB have voting rights as part of the FACC.

Department of Defense
  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
  • Joint Program Manager
  • Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs
  • Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Technical Support Working Group
Department of Homeland Security
  • Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), Support to Homeland Security Enterprise & First Responders Group
  • S&T Directorate, Acquisition Support & Operations Analysis Group, Office of Standards
  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
Department of Justice
  • Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory