The Defense Strategies Institute announced Thursday that a joint symposium will be held next month in order to enhance agency response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats (CBRN).
The annual joint civil and Department of Defense (DOD) CBRN Symposium will take place March 16-17 in Alexandria, Virginia. It will focus on updates in technology to support organizations that are involved with CBRN defense and response.
Among those speaking at the two-day symposium will be Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Kenneth Myers; Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer in Chemical and Biological Defense Doug Bryce; Acting Director of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Joseph Corriveau; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority for the Department of Health and Human Services Robin Robinson; Commanding Officer of the Chemical, Biological Incidence Response Force, Col. Stephen Redifer; and Deputy Director of the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense J-8 Col. Scott Estes.
Throughout the symposium, attendees will receive information from policymakers and leadership from the DOD, the Department of Homeland Security and local agencies on establishing medical countermeasures to CBRN threats. Information on surveillance and diagnostic technology will also be available.