Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

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CISA and FBI Launch Operation Flashpoint to Raise Awareness About How to Prevent Bomb Making

CLINTON, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a new pilot program today called “Operation Flashpoint” to build awareness in…

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Opportunities for DHS to Better Address Longstanding Program Challenges

What the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Found In April 2016, GAO evaluated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to consolidate chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear security programs into the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction…

Nuclear Posture Review, National Defense Strategy (NDS) Will Be Thoroughly Integrated

“The Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR, will come on the coattails of the NDS and will be fully nested within it,” said Colin H. Kahl, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, on Wednesday during a…

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….

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…

Introduction to U.S. Nuclear Testing: 1945 – 1992

The US ended all underground nuclear tests in the early 1990s in the lead-up to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, conducting its last explosive nuclear test in September 1992. That test was the 1054th…

Events

2021 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Technology Expo

The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting is an informative, educational, and networking event for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology. The Technology Expo will provide a glimpse into the applications of new technology…

Center for the Study of WMD Annual Symposium (Virtual)

The National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) invites you to join us on 16-17 June 2021 for the virtual Annual WMD Symposium, titled “WMD Policy and Strategy Under…

Deterrence Summit

13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit! The Summit brings together U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives involved in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss the management of the…