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Joint IED Defeat
Organization (JIEDDO)

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Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)

JIEDDO was first stood up as an Army task force in 2003 to rapidly counter the threat poised by the growing number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq. IEDs had become the largest cause of casualties among U.S. troops. In 2006, the Joint IED Task Force was redesignated the Joint IED Defeat Organization under the Department of the Defense. The Secretary of the Army was designated as the DoD Executive Agent. JIEDDO has since been replaced by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA).

Websites about JIEDDO

JIEDDO - Department of Defense

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)

JIEDDO Twitter

JIEDDO by Wikipedia

Blog Posts about IEDs by Afghan War News Blog

Blog Posts about JIEDDO by Afghan War News Blog

Pubs and Docs about JIEDDO
(listed in chronological order)

RAND, Assessment of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Training Activity, RAND Corporation, 2013.

GAO, Warfighter Support: DoD Needs Strategic Outcome-Related Goals and Visibility over Its Counter-IED Efforts, Government Accountability Office, February 2012.

DoD Directive No. 2000.19E, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), February 14, 2006. This directive changes the name of the Joint IED Task Force to Joint IED Defeat Organization. Establishes JIEDDO as a joint entity and jointly manned activity of DoD. Designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for JIEDDO.


News Stories about JIEDDO

March 17, 2015. "The Legacy of JIEDDO, the disappearing Pentagon organization that fought roadside bombs", The Washington Post.

March 13, 2015. Defense Department Approves JIEDDO Reorganization, DoD News. JIEDDO will transition from a jointly manned field activity to a combat support agency under the control of the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics.






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