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.
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.
Federal Agency Coordination Committee
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.
- 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
- 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
- Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance
- National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory