4th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

March 22 – 23, 2016 | Mary M Gates Learning Center – Alexandria, VA


“Advancing A Whole of Government Approach to CBRN Defense, Response & Readiness”


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.


2016 Speakers Included: 

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

BG William E. King IV – Commander, US Army 20th CBRNE Command

BG Maria R. Gervais – Commandant, US Army CBRN School

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

Simon G. Limage – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Other Whole of Government Speakers Included:

Michael Collins – Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support

Dr. Wayne Brasure – Deputy Director Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, DHS

Dr. Robert Fisher – Director, Medical Countermeasures Initiative, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA



Operating Guidance For Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD & Federal 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.

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 Summit 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)

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

– Homeland Security CBRN reorganization update

– Maintaining Biosurveillance Systems

– Public Heath IT & Biomedical interoperability with legacy healthcare

– Warfighter Protection and Reducing interference with operational platforms and communications

– Advanced Threat Decontamination

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.


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.


2016 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.