CBRN Defense

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

Recent Inquiries

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

DoD Tests CBRN Aircrew Protective Suit Upgrade at Nellis AFB

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — Representatives from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in conjunction with the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, participated in ongoing developmental testing of the new Uniform Integrated…

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center Helps DoD Ensure Carbon Supply

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — A new qualifying standard for military-grade carbon used in gas masks and protective filters has been developed by a partnership of experts in chemical and biological protection, eliminating U.S. reliance…

Reusable Respirator Could Ease COVID-19 Medical Mask Shortages

Many medical professionals and other essential, front-line workers have struggled for the past year with persistent shortages of N95 masks. Soon, they might get relief from a Sandia National Laboratories invention – a comfortable, reusable,…

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 & 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…

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…