March 6-7, 2019 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 2019 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.

This Year’s Confirmed Speakers:



The Honorable Guy Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense




Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, JPEO-CBRND




Dr. Michael Kuliasha, SES, Director, Nuclear Technologies Department, DTRA




Eric Moore, Ph.D., SES, Director, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center




Brian Boetig, Assistant Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, FBI




Joel Rynes, PhD, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, DHS



Download the complete Agenda for full list of speakers


Why You Should Attend this Symposium

DSI’s 7th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide the latest updates from key organizations involved in advancing a wholistic strategy for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense. At this forum, senior level officials from throughout the Federal Government will share their critical insights into the capability development for CBRN incident detection, protection, and recovery, as well as R&D initiatives, updates on Joint CBRN requirements, and developments in inter-agency cooperation.

Our Symposium’s senior-level speakers will examine the strategies and opportunities to enhance CBRN preparedness, prevention, response and mitigation initiatives across the full spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats, whether they be a manmade, accidental, or naturally occurring. This event will also convene a panel of experts to discuss efforts aimed at advancing medical countermeasures.

Attendees at DSI’s 2019 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, EPA, 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.

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 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.

Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Summit:

  • – Improving Domestic CBRN Readiness and Response Capabilities


  • – Rapidly Delivering Technology to Enhance Warfighter and Emergency Personnel Protection from CBRN Effects


  • – Modernizing Capabilities for Timely and Accurate Threat Detection, Assessment and Mitigation


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


  • – Developing and Identifying Strategies for Improved First Responder CBRN Response


  • – Fostering Joint, Interagency and International Cooperation


  • – Examining New Government Wide Chemical and Biological Defense Strategies and Initiatives


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



At our Symposium you will 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.


      • 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.


Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:


      • The 2019 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, luncheon and cocktail receptions. 



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.


      • This 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 and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum


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




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.