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Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Org. (JIEDDO)

Headquartered in Arlington, Va.

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The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), headquartered in Arlington, is the Department of Defense focal point to defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as "weapons of strategic influence." Faced with the escalating use of IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Office of the Army Chief of Staff established the Army IED task force in October 2003. The work of the task force was credited with reducing casualty rates per IED attack despite an increased use of the devices, leading to the transformation of the entity into a Joint IED task force. Reporting directly to the deputy secretary, the joint program was able to leverage the experience and expertise of war fighters across the services, enhance its network attack focus, increase the procurement of device defeat tools and build a robust set of IED-specific force training operations.

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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