Advancing a Government Wide Approach to CBRN Defense, Readiness, and Response

The 7th iteration of Defense Strategies Institute’s Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will take place on March 6 & 7, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees at this two-day senior level event will discuss the latest updates in advancing a government wide approach to improving CBRN defense, readiness and response strategies and capabilities. Discussions at this event will focus on this year's theme of "Advancing a Government Wide Approach to CBRN Defense, Readiness, and Response."

Hoboken, NJ, January 11, 2019 --( This DSI educational Symposium will convene senior level speakers from the DoD, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Private Industry, and Academia for discussions and debates on advancing a wholistic strategy for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense.

The main objective of this Symposium is to provide the unique opportunity to engage in open and honest conversation with key decision makers from across the DoD, DHS, FBI, EPA, and HHS about countering CBRN WMD effects. Presentations at this event will focus on this year's theme of "Advancing a Government Wide Approach to CBRN Defense, Readiness, and Response."

2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:
The Honorable Guy Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense
Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, JPEO-CBD
Dr. Ronald Hann, SES, Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, DTRA
Eric Moore, Ph.D., SES, Acting Director, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Brian Boetig, Assistant Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, FBI
CAPT Bryan Cochran, USN, Director, Plans, Strategy and Interagency (J5), Joint Task Force, Civil Support, USNORTHCOM
Paul G. Kudarauskas, Branch Chief, CBRN Consequence Management Advisory Division, EPA

Topics will include:
- Improving Domestic CBRN Readiness and Response Capabilities
- Rapidly Delivering Technology to Enhance Warfighter and Emergency Personnel Protection from CBRN Effects
- Modernizing Capabilities for Timely and Accurate Threat Detection, Assessment and Mitigation
- Driving Medical Countermeasures Development to Limit Adverse Health Effects of CBRN Incidents
- Developing and Identifying Strategies for Improved First Responder CBRN Response
- Fostering Joint, Interagency and International Cooperation
- Examining New Government Wide Chemical and Biological Defense Strategies and Initiatives
- Enabling Real Time, Informed Decision Making at Multiple Levels of Leadership

Seating is limited –
To allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Christopher Elliott at, 201-672-8745.

**Symposium is closed to press / No recordings**
Defense Strategies Institute
Christopher Elliott