Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons or devices capable of a high order of destruction and/or causing mass casualties.

Recent Inquiries

Nefarious Uses of Biological/Biochemical Additive Manufacturing (AM)

What efforts are underway by the U.S. Department of Defense/other government agencies to identify and mitigate nefarious uses of bioprinting to create, modify, or enhance biological threats/weapons?

Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Instruments for Low-Level Chemical Warfare Agent Detection

What COTS instruments are available for near real-time detection of chemical warfare agents?

Iran’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Munitions

Could you provide information or resources on Iran's use/employment of CBRN munitions?

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…

Air Force member trains with a new respirator

563rd OSS Mask Modernization

The U.S. Air Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Systems Branch fielded new respirator masks to the 563rd Operational Support Squadron (OSS) and 755th OSS, on March 7, 2024. The new mask, known as…

NSF Spurs Technology Development of Biological and Chemical Sensing Applications

The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing $10.4 million to develop innovative technologies and solutions to address a wide range of challenges related to chemical and biological sensing. Through this investment, 16 multidisciplinary teams have…

Webinars

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…

Events

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

The 34th Annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Mission of the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference is to provide a professional forum for individuals involved with the Radiological Emergency Preparedness programs to gather in the spirit of continuous self-improvement to share…

12th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

This event will explore the continued efforts of the CBRN community to advance the defense, readiness, and response to current and emerging chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats.  The 2024 symposium will aim to…

The 16th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit

The 16th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit will gather Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and Industry partners involved in managing nuclear deterrence efforts and maintaining the current infrastructure. Throughout the three day conference…