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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: An Allof-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18814.
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Appendix A

An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda

Thursday, June 20
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constit tion Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418


The effectiveness of the U.S. Government (USG) response and approach to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) events in partner nations depends on (1) the capability of the USG to provide timely and appropriate assistance; and (2) the resilience of the partner nation to a CBRNE event. The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences is hosting a workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to discuss ways to strengthen the coordination and interoperability between USG and partner nations to prepare for and respond to CBRNE events. The workshop will bring together diverse experts and stakeholders to:

  1. Identify capabilities that are necessary for responding to an international CBRNE event.
  2. Discuss best practices and resources needed for improved interoperability of the USG and partner nation during response to a C RNE event.
  3. Identify key questions that need to be addressed in follow-up activities focused on improving USG CBRNE response in partner nations.

8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome

Dr. Gerald Galloway, Chair, Steering Committee, Workshop on an All-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks

Introduction: Micah Lowenthal, National Research Council Major General Julie Bentz, Director of Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Staff, Office of the President

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: An Allof-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18814.
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9:30– 10:15 Keynote: An All of Nation Approach to International CBRNE Preparedness and Response

Introduction: Lauren Alexander Augustine, National Research Council

The Honorable Paul Stockton, President, Cloud Peak Analytics and Scholar in Residence, Homeland Security Policy Institute/George Washington University

10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Panel 1: Capabilities Needed for Effective Response to an International CBRNE Event

Moderator: Dr. Gerry Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Mr. Brian Lewis, Deputy Director, Technical Programs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Martin Cetron, Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mr. Chad Gorman, Director, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Office, Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency

•   What capabilities do we need for effective response to a CBRNE event? How are these different from responding to all hazards?

•   From the USG perspective, what capabilities are unique to responding to a CBRNE event in a partner nation?

•   What are the gaps in capabilities for coordinating CBRNE response with partner nations?

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Keynote: Opportunities and Challenges in Coordinating the Response to CBRNE Events: Fukushima Daiichi, A Case Study

Introduction: Dr. John Boright, Executive Director, International Affairs, National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy, Japan

1:45 – 3:00 Panel 2: Best Practices for Coordinated Response to International CBRNE Events

Moderator: Ms. Ann Lesperance, Deputy Director Regional Programs, Northwest Regional Technology Center for Homeland Security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: An Allof-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18814.
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Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, NNSA Consequence Management Program Manager, Office of Emergency Response, Department of Energy

Mr. Charles Donnell, Vice President, Disaster Services Planning and Doctrine, The American Red Cross

Colonel Patrick Terrell, WMD Military Advisor and Deputy Director for CBRN Defense Policy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating WMD

Mr. Brent Woodworth, President/CEO, Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation

•   What are best practices for effective response to CBRNE events in partner nations?

•   What are examples of successful coordinated response efforts? What are the challenges?

3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Breakout Groups with Workshop Participants

•   What capabilities are needed for effective CBRNE response in a partner nation?

•   What are the gaps in capabilities?

•   What is needed to improve USG efforts for coordinated response to CBRNE events in partner nations?

4:15 – 4:45 Synthesis of Key Themes & Next Steps
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: An Allof-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18814.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: An Allof-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International CBRNE Events: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18814.
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) events have the potential to destabilize governments, create conditions that exacerbate violence or promote terrorism. This can trigger global repercussions. These events can quickly overwhelm the infrastructure and capability of the responders, especially in countries that do not have the specialized resources for response like those available in the United States. When a CBRNE incident occurs in a partner nation or other foreign country, the U.S. is often called upon to provide assistance. Interoperability - the ability to work together - among U.S. agencies, foreign governments, and responders involved in the effort is key to an efficient response. The effectiveness of the U.S. response and approach to CBRNE events in partner nations depends on the capability of the U.S. government to provide timely and appropriate assistance and the resilience of the partner nation to a CBRNE event.

An All-of-Government Approach to Increase Resilience for International Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events is the summary of a workshop convened in June 2013 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Research Council to discuss ways to strengthen the U.S. ability to prepare for and respond to CBRNE events that occur in U.S. partner nations. The workshop brought together diverse experts and stakeholders to identify capabilities that are necessary for responding to an international CBRNE event; discuss best practices and resources needed for improved interoperability of the U.S. and partner nation during response to a CBRNE event; and identify key questions that need to be addressed in follow up activities focused on improving U.S. CBRNE response in partner nations.

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