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 seven SubGroups and two Committees. For more information on the IAB’s structure, please visit the Structure page.