June 8-9, 2021 | National Harbor, MD

The 9th 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.

2021 Confirmed Speakers:

MG Jeffrey Van
Joint Task Force Civil Support


Dr. Jason Roos
Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, JPEO-CBRND

Dr. Eric Moore
US Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center


Dr. Rhys M. Williams
Acting Director
Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Donald Alway
Assistant Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dr. Alan MacDougall
National Counterproliferation Center

Download the 2021 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

DSI’s 9th 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.

Our Symposium’s speakers will examine the efforts across the whole of government 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. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown the world the consequences that a CBRN event can have and the lengths that we need to enhance our preparedness and response capabilities.

Attendees at DSI’s 2021 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.

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 2021 Symposium:


– Managing a Coordinated and Effective Response to WMD Threats

– Providing Chemical and Biological Solutions to the Warfighter and Protect them from Current and Future CBRN Hazards

– Developing capabilities to enable the Joint Force to deter, prevent, protect from, mitigate, respond to, and recover from CBRN Dangers

– Maximizing U.S. CBRN Mission Readiness and Response

– Delivering Capabilities to Better Protect the Warfighter from the Full Spectrum of WMD Threats

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

– Advancing Global Health Security and Bio preparedness

– Delivering Effective Leaders in Critical CBRN Response and Recovery


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 2021 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the 2021 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.