0132 The Deployed War-Fighter Protection Program - Developing new public health pesticides, application technology, and repellent systems

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 8:25 AM
Royal Palm, Salon 5-6 (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Douglas Burkett , Chief, Research Division, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, Washington, DC
The Deployed War-Fighter Protection research program (DWFP) is an initiative to develop and validate novel methods to protect deployed United States military personnel from vector-borne disease. Starting in 2004 and administered by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, the program is funded at $5M per year. The DWFP research portfolio is concentrated in 3 specific areas: novel insecticide chemistries/ formulations, application technology, and personal protective systems. Program consists of a noncompetitive funding process for USDA ARS-based research, and a competitive grants process open to non-USDA scientists (PIs from academia, industry, and military entomologists). Up to $3M per year is provided to the USDA ARS, specifically to National Program 104, dealing with veterinary, medical and urban entomology. The ultimate objective is to find industry partners and get useful products into the market/military stock system. This presentation focuses on DWFP program accomplishments for both the competitive grants and USDA ARS.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.46061