CBRN Defense

Minimizing the impacts and effects of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events through detection, recognition, and technological initiatives.

Recent Inquiries

Water and Food Safety From Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats

On June 23, 2021, HDIAC received a technical inquiry to research the concept of food fraud as an avenue of approach for CBRN agents.  The results would be used to inform the larger community of…

Decontamination or Contamination Mitigation Using Zirconium Hydroxide

On May 17, 2021, the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry through the HDIAC website, www.hdiac.org, which asked for information on decontamination or contamination mitigation using zirconium hydroxide. The…

Articles

Soldiers, Marines Test New Chemical, Biological Systems at Dugway

Soldiers and Marines tested the Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) and the Contamination Indication Disclosure Assurance System (CIDAS) at Dugway Proving Ground, UT. Data collected during testing will be used to inform senior Army…

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Opportunities for DHS to Better Address Longstanding Program Challenges

What the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Found In April 2016, GAO evaluated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to consolidate chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear security programs into the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction…

Synthetic Bioweapons Are Coming

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed critical weaknesses in the human domain of warfare at just the moment technology has emerged that gives bad actors new power to exploit those weaknesses. Developments in synthetic biology will…

Webinars

The Tyranny of Distance in Homeland Defense: Weapons of Mass Destruction Response in the Pacific Territories

The United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) covers nearly half of the Earth’s surface, stretching from the western border of India to the West Coast of the United States and from Antarctica to the North Pole….

Modernization of HAZMAT/CBRN PPE

Dangerous materials are all around us, meaning hazardous emergencies can occur anywhere at any time. The impact of these events can differ greatly, depending on the hazardous substance or mixture of substances involved – no…

Historical Discussion of the Trinity Nuclear Weapons Test (A Two-Part Webinar Series)

The Trinity test of July 16, 1945 was arguably history’s greatest scientific experiment. It represented not only the capstone of the Manhattan Project, but the culmination of decades of discovery in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and…

Events

Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

The 9th Annual Joint Civil & Department of Defense (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…

11th Symposium on CBRNE Threats

The NBC 2022 symposium on CBRNE threats provides an interdisciplinary forum for sharing the latest information between scientists, industry representatives, and authorities. NBC 2021 has become NBC 2022 will take place in the Sibelius Hall…

NCT CBRNe Europe 2021

Europe’s largest CBRNe event is coming to Italy for the first time at the Italian Joint NBC Defense School in Rieti! Once again, NCT will be the leading forum for European and international CBRN Defense…