11th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

The 11th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will convene senior level experts from key organizations across the government and military for a ‘Town-Hall’ type forum to discuss continued efforts and initiatives of the CBRN community to counter and defend the nation from current and emerging chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. The 2023 Symposium will aim to advance a joint, cooperative CBRN community essential to prepare and respond to new challenges amid a dynamic threat landscape.


CBRN threats remain significant and are expanding at an accelerated pace due to the increasing complexity of the global security environment. The threat of an accidental or intentional chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack on the U.S. is becoming a growing threat. The 2023 event will convene senior-level speakers from across the government, military, and academia for a discussion on the technologies and solutions necessary for ensuring the nation is prepared to mitigate and respond to any CBRN incident. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the continued development of capabilities to increase the resiliency of our Warfighters and support efforts to understand, protect, and mitigate CBRN incidents and hazards.


This year’s Symposium will explore efforts to strengthen CBRN defense through robust whole of government collaboration, policies, procedures, and training essential for safeguarding the Warfighter and U.S. citizens, countering CBRN hazards both domestic and abroad, and much more. The 2023 Symposium will also feature a panel that will highlight how major U.S. cities are bolstering CBRN defense, preparedness, and response. Specifically, panelists will speak on innovative equipment, training, and information they need to protect their communities amid CBRN threats and challenges. Attendees at the 11th Annual Joint Civil and DoD CBRN Symposium will have the unique opportunity to hear from key decision makers in the CBRN community regarding current and future efforts to defend the U.S. from current and emerging CBRN threats.

Speaker and Presenter Information

HON Corey Hinderstein
Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation,

Rebecca Hersman, SES
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Gary Rasicot
Acting Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction,

Ian Watson
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense,

Michael Bailey, SES
Acting Director,
DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center

COL Robert Carter III, USA
Joint Program Manager, CBRN Sensors,

Dr. Rich Vojtech
Director of Research & Development,

Dr. Chris Houchens
Division of CBRN Medical Countermeasures,

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Army, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Other Federal Agencies, Federal Government

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Wed-Thu, Mar 15-16, 2023


Active Duty Military and Government:  $0.00
Non-Profit/Academia/FFRDC:  $690.00
Standard Registration: Industry & Contractor:  $1090.00

Sunset Room
137 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Defense Strategies Institute

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