Twelfth Homeland Security and Defense Business Council monograph released

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council released its 12th monograph on Wednesday as part of the "9/10/11 Project," focusing on the challenges and nature associated with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats.

The monograph looks at how the public and private sectors have recognized the CBRNE threat after September 11, 2001, when terrorists used fully fueled commercial aircraft as explosive weapons. It also looks at how these sectors have developed solutions to counter these threats.

“While businesses and government agencies are working to reduce the nation’s vulnerabilities, no solution will be complete without a public committed to preparedness,” Marc Pearl, the council president and CEO, said. “Educating the general public about recognition of, response to, and recovery from CBRNE agents will only enhance private sector and government efforts to protect the country.”

Through fall 2011, the council is releasing specific-topic monographs that provide a brief history of the homeland security efforts of the United States on each issue, how industry solution providers and the government have worked together to address that topic and how far the U.S. has come since September 11, 2001. The monographs are released on the 10th of each month and provide a running interactive timeline that illustrates the events, incidents and critical government responses that are pertinent to that month's topic.

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization of leading companies that bring homeland security solutions to the marketplace. The council aims to ensure the innovation, perspective, expertise and capabilities of the private sector are respected, recognized and integrated with the public sector.