Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium 2020

Alexandria, VA, United States

EVENT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 for the health and safety of our valued attendees & exhibitors, and to ensure maximum community attendance, DSI will postpone the Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium, originally scheduled for March 18&19 until June 10 & 11, at the Mary Gates Learning Center.

The 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant CBRN stakeholders to discuss the latest updates in advancing a government wide approach to improving CBRN defense, readiness and response strategies and capabilities.

Topics to be Covered at the Symposium:

  • Supporting Enhanced Warfighter and Emergency Personnel Protection from CBRN Threats
  • Modernizing Capabilities for Rapid and Accurate Threat Detection, Assessment and Mitigation
  • Driving Medical Countermeasures Development to Limit the Adverse Health Effects of CBRN Incidents
  • Developing Strategies for an Improved, Coordinated and Effective CBRN Response
  • Advancing CBRN Training Methods and Technologies to Ensure Responders are Ready for Future Threats
  • Fostering Joint, Interagency and International Cooperation and Intelligence Sharing
  • Enabling Real Time, Informed Decision Making at Multiple Levels of Leadership
  • Leveraging Robotic Platforms for Increased Detection and Mitigation Capabilities

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

Our 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide the latest updates on US efforts to advance chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense. This forum will convene senior-level officials from throughout the military and federal and state governments to share their unique insights into successful CBRN incident detection, protection, and recovery strategies, as well as R&D initiatives, updates on joint CBRN requirements, and developments in inter-agency cooperation.

Our Symposium's speakers will examine the strategies for enhancing CBRN preparedness, prevention, response and mitigation initiatives across the full spectrum of CBRN threats, whether they be a manmade, accidental, or naturally occurring. This event will also convene a panel of experts to discuss the threat of fentanyl on US national security.

Attendees at our 2020 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will have a unique opportunity to engage in open and honest conversation with key decision makers from across the DoD, DHS, FBI and HHS about countering CBRN WMD effects. Attendees will gain valuable insights into navigating the CBRN technology acquisition process and will hear about the solutions urgently needed by our government to ensure we are prepared for any future threats we may face at home or abroad.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the CBRN defense community, including operational leaders, intelligence providers, key policymakers and solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:

The 2020 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, luncheon and cocktail receptions.

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2020 Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Brandi Vann, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense
  • Donald Alway, Assistant Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Gary Rasicot, (Acting) Assistant Secretary, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Department of Homeland Security
  • Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical. Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense
  • Jay Tilden, Associate Administrator and Deputy Under Secretary for Counterterrorism for Counterproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • COL Daryl Hood, USA, Commander, U.S. Army CBRN School

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Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N Fairfax St, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA

There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours
Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA)

Hotel Rooms:
Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at:
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(Two walking blocks to venue)
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21983