3rd Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

 March 16 – 17, 2015 | Mary M Gates Learning Center – Alexandria, VA


DSI’s Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizationscan come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium’s overall theme will focus on Advancing CBRN Response, Defense & Technology Readiness For Joint CBRN Defense and the changing budget landscape for Joint CBRN Readiness, technology and supporting Industry.


2015 Speakers Included:

Kenneth A Myers – Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA Ret – Fmr Commanding General, United States Army North/Fifth Army

Dr. Joseph L. Corriveau – Director, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Doug Bryce, SES – Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer Chemical and Biological Defense

Dr. Robin Robinson – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, HHS

Dr. S. Randolph Long – Deputy Director, Chemical and Biological Defense Division Dept of Homeland Security, S&T

Col Stephen Redifer – Commanding Officer, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

COL Scott Estes – Deputy Director, Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense J-8

Scott White CBRNE Enhanced Response Force /HRF Branch Chief, National Guard Bureau


Symposium Background:

DSI’s Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide the latest updates from key organizations involved in advancing CBRN Response, Defense & Technology Readiness and address new objectives in equipping multi-mission forces and specialized units with CBRN defense equipment to enable assistance to state and local governments in response to and recovery from the effects of a CBRN event.

You can expect to hear from OSD and policy makers, homeland security leadership and local counterparts on, establishing medical countermeasures (MCM) pipeline from requirements definition, through Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and FDA approval, to manufacturing and distribution. Developing synergistic, technologically advanced environmental surveillance and point-of need diagnostic capabilities against CBRN threats to enable force protection decisions. As well as risk-based planning and decision-making processes within the Enterprise

The symposium will provide valuable information on efforts to build partnerships for the integration of technology and provide all stakeholders with points of contact for integration of systems of systems capabilities for the CBRN defense community.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the tactical and combat vehicle 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.

Key areas this symposium addressed:

– Maintaining critical capabilities and competencies, aligned with RDA priorities, to rapidly develop, test, and field CBRN defensive capabilities

– Organization of Data to Support Decision Making at Multiple Levels of Leadership

– Maintaining Biosurveillance Systems

– Public Heath IT and interoperability with legacy healthcare

-Warfighter Protection and Reducing interference with operational platforms and communications

– Advanced Threat Decontamination

The Symposium brought together senior level officials from the DoD and Program Management Offices, specifically the policy and acquisition organizations responsible for preparing and operating vehicle platforms and modernization of the fleet across a diverse set of missions.


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 today.

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, Detection & Disease Surveillance, Integrated Logistics Support Center, training, as well as Contamination Avoidance, and Transformational Medical Technologies

Impact: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Symposium questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


Voluntarily Operating Guidance:

The Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium Guidance in accordance with Department of Defense operating guidelines, standards of the Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office:

Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards

Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.

The Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum

2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors




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.