DATES: March 5-6, 2018 

VENUE: Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 6th 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 from key organizations involved in advancing a Whole of Government approach to improving CBRN defense, readiness, response and recovery.

2018 Confirmed Symposium Speakers Include:



Dr. Chris Hassell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense, Office of the ASD(NCB), DoD



James McDonnell, Acting Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, DHS



Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical and Biological Defense



Dr. Ronald Hann, SES, Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, DTRA



COL Daryl Hood, USA, J8/Joint Requirements Office – CBRND, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff



COL Adam Hillburgh, USA, G-3, U.S. Army 20th CBRNE Command


Why You Should Attend this Year’s Symposium:

DSI’s Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide the latest updates from key organizations involved in enhancing CBRN response, defense, preparedness, technology, and readiness. At this forum, senior level official will detail crucial insights on future capability development for CBRN defense to include R&D initiatives, updates on Joint CBRN requirements, as well as partnership building efforts within the CBRN defense community.

The objective of this Symposium is to examine the efforts and opportunities to enhance CBRN preparedness, prevention, and response across the full spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosive threats whether at the National or Local level. Our invited speakers will provide key insights on their organization’s high-level initiatives to better support CBRN defense in the Homeland.

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 from operational leaders, intelligence providers, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to luncheon and cocktail receptions. Exhibit and Sponsorship Information Here

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Symposium:

– Maintaining Core Competencies to Rapidly Develop, Test and Field Defense CBRN Capabilities

– Enabling Real Time, Informed Decision Making at Multiple Levels of Leadership

– Improving CBRN Readiness and Response Capabilities

– Technology Supporting Enhanced Warfighter Protection from CBRN Threats

– Driving Medical Countermeasures Development to Limit Adverse Health Effects of CBRN Incidents

– Managing and Maintaining Biosurveillance Systems

– R&D Supporting Advanced Threat Decontamination

– Developing and Identifying Strategies for Improved First Responder CBRN Response

At Our Symposium You Will Have the Opportunity 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 and Biological Defense.

Impact: 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.

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, Federal Government, and State and Local Government CBRN priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the Government, and in an efficient expenditure of time

The Symposium 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 Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD, Federal, and State and Local Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


Participating organizations at last year’s Symposium:
U.S. Army Edgewood Biological Center, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DHS S&T, FLIR Systems, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Joint Task Force Civil Support, Chemical and Biological Defense, DHS/FEMA CBRN Office, USAID, ADS Inc., STS International, Bill Baugh Associates, Leidos, Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc., Stemrad, CACI, U.S. Secret Services, TerraTracker, General Dynamics Information Technology, USNORTHCOM, Domestic CBRN Response and Preparedness, Sandia National Laboratories, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, US Custom and Border Protection, Darley Defense, PathSensors Inc., Airboss Defense, Bruker Detection, ENSCO Inc., Engility Corporation, Veterans Corps of America, Battelle Memorial Institute, SourceAmerica, Block Engineering LLC., 3M Canada Company, Tex-Shield Inc., The Lucas BD Group, ANSER, Tech62, Rapiscan Systems, Stemrad, Synertex LLC, Research Triangle Institute, PICO Envirotec, AVOX Systems Inc., Smiths Group, Accenture Federal Services, Bruker Detection, First Line Technology, Zodiac Aerosystems, and many more! 


Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.