March 23-24, 2022 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

All information below pertains to the 2022 Summit. Details on the 2023 Summit will be available soon!

The 10th 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.

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2022 Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Eric Moore
US Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center

COL Christopher Hoffman, USA
Performing the Duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense

Ed Lawson
Senior Strategist
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

Joel Rynes, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary & Lead Technical Authority, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
Department of Homeland Security

David Hoagland
Deputy Associate Administrator for Counterterrorism
and Counterproliferation National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

COL (Dr.) Mohammad Naeem, USA
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

Event Moderator: BG William King, USA (Ret)
Senior Fellow and Principal/Director, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc
Former Commanding General, 20th CBRNE Command, US Army

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Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

DSI’s 10th 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, government, and academia to share their 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.

The 2022 Symposium will explore the continued efforts of the CBRN community to counter and defend the nation from current and emerging threats. With the increasing complexity of the global security environment the threat of accidental or malicious chemical and biological attacks on US interests is becoming a growing threat. State and non-state actors have shown the will and competency to launch these attacks and the nation must be prepared to respond and counter them at any time. As the COVID-19 pandemic has also shown the increasing threat of natural or manmade pathogens will require the CBRN Community to pursue opportunities to strengthen biodefense responsibilities and efforts across Civil and DoD stakeholders.

Attendees at DSI’s 2022 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 the nation is prepared to mitigate and respond to any CBRN incident.

DSI’s 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________

*Symposium is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*

Topics to be covered at the 2022 Symposium:

- Transforming how the Nation Thinks about CBRN Defense

- Developing CBRN Defense Equipment and Medical Countermeasures to Protect the Joint Force

- Bridging the Valley between Concepts and Requirements to enhance CBRN Protection of Warfighters, First Responders and the Nation

- Managing a Coordinated and Effective Response to WMD Threats

- Providing a Scalable CBRN Response Capability with Flexibility to Operate in a Wide Variety of Environments

- Coordinating with Domestic and International Partners to Safeguard the United States against CBRN and Health Security Threats

- Delivering Advanced Medical Countermeasures to Mitigate Harmful CBRN Effects

- Countering Nuclear and Radiological Challenges Through Innovative Science, Technology, and Policy-Driven Solutions

- Manning, Training and Equipping the CBRN Response Enterprise

- Providing Rapidly Deployable Technical Experts, Specialized Equipment, and Incident Management Capabilities in Support of National CBRN Response Efforts


At Our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Civil & DoD CBRN community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Defense.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission. __________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2022 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, luncheon and cocktail receptions.

Download the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus Here


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ___________________________________________________________________________________