Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN)
Defense Conference & Exhibition

"Beyond BRAC...What's Next in Joint CBRN Defense?"

13 - 14 March 2012

Baltimore, MD


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Session 1: CBRN - A National Challenge

  • An Overview of National Policy, Resources and Issues

Keynote Address:

Session 2:

  • CBRN Science & Technology


  • Dr. Jason Paragas, Senior Scientist, Chemical & Biological Technologies & Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical & Biological Defense, DTRA
  • Dr. Michael Kuliasha, Director, Nuclear Technologies, DTRA
  • Dr. Randy Long, Director, Chemical & Biological Division, Science & Technology Division, DHS

Lab Director's Panel


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Session 3:

  • CBRN Acquisition: Requirements, Program Management, Contracting, Test and Evaluation and Industry Perspective, Discussion of Resources, Trends and Issues in CBRN Acquisition and the Impact of BRAC Moves on CBRN Readiness


  • BG Lucas Polakowski, USA, Deputy Director for Force Protection & Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, J8, the Joint Staff
  • BG Jess Scarbrough, USA, Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical & Biological Defense
  • Mr. Bryon Young, Executive Director, Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • Mr. James Cooke, Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Test & Evaluation, and Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Test & Evaluation Executive
  • Dr. John Ferriter, Co-Chair, Chemical and Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum

Session 4:

  • Combating WMD and Consequence Management, Leaders Discuss Readiness Issues in Warfighting and Domestic Consequence Management


  • CAPT Michael Collins, USN (Ret), Department of the Air Force Civilian, GS-15, Joint Task Force Civil Support Chief of Staff
  • COL Heinrich Reyes, USA, Chief, HLS Division, J-3, NGB
  • BG Leslie Smith, USA, Commander, 20th Support Command (CBRNE), FORSCOM
  • COL Nathaniel Farmer, USA, Director of Training & Leader Development, U.S. Army CBRN School, TRADOC