Critical Infrastructure Protection

The protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security; composed of national infrastructure, physical and virtual systems, cyberinfrastructure, and continuity of operations.

Recent Inquiries

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?

Tactical, Operational, and Strategic Non-lethal Weapon Distribution and Employment

How can non-lethal weapons be distributed and employed at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels?

Additions to Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-22.40: Employment of Nonlethal Weapons

What real-life scenarios can be added to Army Techniques Publication 3-22.40?

Articles

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Radiation Testing, Gas Testing, Chemical Testing, Exercise, Hill Air Force Base, Ready Eagle, Medical Readiness Training

Around the World: JPEO-CBRND Gathers Global Data to Enhance Threat Detection Capabilities

In recent years, the public has become more familiar with rapid biological diagnostic technologies for diseases due to the prevalence of at-home COVID-19 test kits and the 24-48-hour polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests completed in…

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NATO Researchers Hold Lab Field Trial with DEVCOM CBC Scientists

DEVCOM CBC scientists completed four years of collaborative research with NATO partner nations on developing a better field sensor with a laboratory demonstration at its Aberdeen Proving Ground research campus in Maryland on March 7….

Two firefighters spraying fluid onto a fire in a training exercise

Fluorine-Free Foam Flows to U.S. Air Force Bases as DoD Removes PFAS From Firefighting Activities

U.S. Department of the Air Force installation fire departments are replacing current stocks of aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, in fire and emergency services vehicles with a fluorine-free formulation as part of a Defense…

Webinars

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Security Implications for the United States from Iranian and Hezbollah Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This presentation will examine engagement with Latin America by Iran, its government agents, and surrogate groups such as Hezbollah, including terrorist finance, terrorism, and other activities and their evolution in recent years.  It will address…

A Technical Review on Common Myths About Nuclear Energy

This webinar will examine the various antinuclear claims that appeal to extreme radiological risk. The presentation will start with a review of radiation risk and ALARA. The social myths will include false narratives associated with…

Homeland Defense and Future Warfighting Challenges Arising From the People’s Republic of China Activities in the Western Hemisphere

This webinar will discuss the range of vulnerabilities to the United States stemming from the growing activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), its companies, military, security agencies, and other agents in the Western…

Events

Soldier points while detection equipment is mounted on their back.

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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DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition

The 2024 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place this year on April 23rd & 24th in Columbus, OH. This event is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in…

An Explosion in a field.

Fundamentals of Explosives Short Course

The Fundamentals of Explosives 3-day course examines the chemistry of explosives, the physics of detonation waves to include their initiation, and the issues involved in safe handling and characterizing these. Explosive output and coupling to…