Saturday, January 25, 2020
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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

The National Bio and Agro-Defense (NBAF) will be a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health.…

National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL)
919-541-5056

The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) is one of three national laboratories that conduct research for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

NERL focuses on research that leads to improved methods, measurements, and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.…

National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC)
513-569-7907

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) conducts research and evaluations towards protecting human health and the environment from the effects of biological, chemical, and radiological (CBR) contamination due to homeland security events.…

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
301-975-6478

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.…

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
301-96-4000

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.…

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
(800) 342-5363

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is responsible for the management and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs.  It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies both in the U.S.…

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
301-415-7000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency created by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment.…

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
865-576-7658

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.…

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
+31 70 416 3300

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based in The Hague, is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) which entered into force in 1997.…

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
888-375-7665

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute since 1965, is a Department of Energy national laboratory.

PNNL works to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations for innovation; increase U.S.…

Sandia National Laboratories
(505) 844-8066

Sandia National Laboratories is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S.…

Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E)
703-767-5870

The Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E) was established in Feb. 2012 to provide geographic combatant commanders the planning, intelligence and operational capability required in the event that they need to eliminate a foreign nation’s WMDs and WMD programs.…

Strategic Command Center for Combating WMD (SCC-WMD)
703-767-5870

The SCC-WMD advises combatant commands on WMD-related matters, provides critical planning expertise and develops recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities and improve Department of Defense effectiveness in combating WMD.

Given the direct working relationship between combatant commands responsible for the WMD mission and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) technical and operational mission expertise, the Center was established in 2005 at DTRA’s Fort Belvoir location.…

Technical Support Working Group (TSWG)

The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) operates as an interagency research and development program element under the federal Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), with a mission of fielding rapid solutions to combat terrorism.…

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
(866) 289-9673

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in 2001 under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, in the wake of 9/11.

TSA is responsible for ensuring the security of all modes of transportation, including cargo placed aboard airplanes and particularly focuses on passenger-carrying planes.…

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
410-436-3276

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is the DoD’s lead laboratory for the medical chemical defense research and medical management of chemical casualties.

USAMRICD researches toxin mechanisms of action, molecular structures, and pharmaceutical interventions.…