CBRNE Defense

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

Recent Inquiries

Novel Textiles for Protective Clothing

What Research and Development (R&D) exists in Passive and Reactive textile/fabric technologies, especially that enhancing Warfighter Personal Protective Equipment development?

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Augment Counterproliferation Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

What technical documents discuss using AI for detecting the proliferation/counterproliferation of WMD materials?

Biological Warfare Agent Detection via Colorimetric Change

Is there a spray/liquid/foam/aerosol to identify the presence of biological warfare agents via colorimetric change?


NIST Issues New Guidance for Emergency Response During Wildfires

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a pair of reports that provide guidance for strengthening wildfire preparedness across the United States, including specific actions that communities can take to save lives…

Gov. Justice Announces Fidelis New Energy to Build Hydrogen Project and Data Center Campus in Mason County

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Fidelis New Energy®, LLC (Fidelis) has selected Mason County as the site for a lifecycle carbon neutral hydrogen production facility – The Mountaineer GigaSystem™ and the Monarch Cloud…

U.S. Army Participates in Multinational Live Agent CBRN Training Exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta, Canada – Highly trained troops are honing their skills during live agent chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training at Exercise Precise Response on Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta,…


Radiation Biodosimetry: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

In the case of radiological/nuclear (R/N) mass casualty incidents, several thousands of humans may be exposed to ionizing radiation. Timely assessment of radiation dose is critical for making an appropriate “lifesaving” clinical decision for those…

Policies, Procedures, and Dangerous Plumes: Lessons Learned From a Mixed-Hazardous Waste Tabletop Exercise

In June of 2023, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center convened a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which posited a mixed-hazardous waste “dirty bomb” blanketing a nearby federal reservation and its…

Extended Reality Training Development at the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center

The newly opened Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center (ORETTC) leverages 80+ years of Y-12 expertise to train first responders in high-consequence radiological and nuclear material response scenarios. The center leverages cutting-edge technologies, including…


CBRNe Convergence 2023

2023 sees us back in the great state of Tennessee! 2019’s Nashville event was a crowd favorite, and this year will see us move from the home of country music to the home of radiation…

Hazmat 2023 Conference

Hazmat 2023 will be June 8-10, 2023, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. Hazmat 2023 offers: Access to those recommending and making purchases for their departments A platform to unveil new products and services in…

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)

Join us in person in beautiful New Orleans for the third installment of Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems, MiNES, to focus on research in the fission reactor materials community.  The MiNES conference series grew out…