CBRNE Standards workshop takes shape

The Convergence 2012 preconference workshop on CBRNE standards now has a full agenda with participation from ICRC, NATO, EDA, NIST, ANSI, CEA, Interpol and many others. It is THE event this year to attend to get a global overview on standards programmes compared against the US Presidential Strategy on CBRNE standards with details of how to participate in the varying standards efforts. The running order is in the main article.

The Convergence 2012 preconference workshop on CBRNE standards now has a full agenda with participation from ICRC, NATO, EDA, NIST, ANSI, CEA, Interpol and many others. It is THE event this year to attend to get a global overview on standards programmes compared against the US Presidential Strategy on CBRNE standards with details of how to participate in the varying standards efforts.

CBRNE Standards & Professionalism Workshop

CBRNe Convergence USA, Norfolk, VA, Tuesday 30 October 2012

This will be a half day event to support the speaking themes and posters during the main conference and post conference exercise.

The event will be co-chaired by Dr Tod Companion, DHS, and Steve Johnson, Cranfield University.

1300 – Registration opens and refreshments

1330 – Chairman’s welcome and presentation on the US National Strategy on CBRNE Standards
Dr Tod T Companion [Co-Chair], DHS

1400 – International Programmes

NATO (International Military) – NATO and CBRNE Standards
Frank Kaemper, CBRN Subject Matter Expert for NATO Allied Command Transformation

Interpol (International Police) – Interpol’s contribution to CBRNE standards
Anthony Thomas, Interpol CBRNE programme manager

CEA (France), France’s CBRNE Standards program
Laurent Olmedo, Global Director Security Research, CEA

European Military CBRNE standards work Gerlof DE WILDE,R&T Assistant Director European Defence Agency (European Military)

International Committee of the Red Cross (International Humanitarian)
Gregor Malich, Head of Project, NRBC Operational Response, Security and Crisis Management Support Unit, International
Committee of the Red Cross

1545 - Refreshments

1605 - Technical standard development

Standards development in USA (ANSI’s role):
Michelle Deane, Director, ANSI-Homeland Security Standards Panel, American National Standards Institute

Chemical detection
Dr Pamela Chu, Lead for Hand Held and Static Chemical Detection Standard, NIST

White Powder Response
Dr Jayne Morrow, White powder response standards, NIST

Biological detection
Dr Sanjiv R. Shah, Development of Methods for Detection of BioThreat Agents from Environmental Samples, EPA-National
Homeland Security Research Center


Explosive detection (Standard reference material generation)
Dr William A MacCrehan, Analytical Chemistry Division, NIST

Training
Dr William G. Billotte, Program Manager, Counterterrorism And Response Technologies, Office of Law Enforcement Standards

1810 – Increasing communication and ways forward discussion chaired by Cranfield University
Steve Johnson, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University

1830 – Workshop close, start of Icebreaker drinks

Tags: Detection, Security, Threat, CBRNe, Chemical, Military, Biological, Explosive

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