CBRNE Defense

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

Recent Inquiries

Dry Decontamination Operational Procedures

Is there any empirical data for dry decontamination operational procedures?

Conversion Efficiencies of Chemical Warfare Agents V to G Using Silver Fluoride Conversion Pads/Tubes

What information is available on conversion efficiencies of chemical warfare agents V to G using silver fluoride conversion pads/tubes?

Coordinating the Elimination of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances

Is there a group coordinating the elimination of per- and polyfluorinated substances, also known as the "forever chemicals," in U.S. Department of Defense materiel?


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Decades of Nuclear Expertise Guides Global Nonproliferation Innovation Today

Researchers tackling national security challenges at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are upholding an 80-year legacy of leadership in all things nuclear. Today, they’re developing the next generation of technologies that…

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U.S. Army Chemical Review 2024

The U.S. Army Chemical Review (ACR) (ISSN 0899-7047) is published annually in May by the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School (USACBRNS) and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri….

Breathing Room

A fast-acting, broad-spectrum therapeutic can treat the Joint Force after exposure to one of the most dangerous neurotoxins. A new, fast-acting treatment is being developed for botulism—an intoxication caused by botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) and one…


Novel Nuclear Forensics for the 21st Century

This work will demonstrate how ubiquitous radiological characterization can take place throughout all nuclear facilities for all nuclear material (even those facilities the United States does not know exist). The presentation will detail how this…

The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques

Given the current global shift toward symmetrical warfare, major powers and nonstate proxies are developing radical leveling and emerging technology for use as “deterrence leveraging” in nonkinetic and kinetic engagements. Although regnant treaties and conventions…

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…


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National Homeland Security Conference 2024

The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to contribute or learn about…

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The 92nd MORS Symposium

For over 55 years, the annual Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium has been an opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research, and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable…

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17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…