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 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division



To promote the exchange of information-technical and operational-related to the defense against weapons of mass destruction among the Defense Department and other government agencies, industry, and academia.

Areas of particular interest to the division include policy issues, program/ budget matters, research and development, acquisition, production, logistical support, training, doctrine, and organization. The scope of the division's mission includes traditional defensive measures, chemical weapons demilitarization, treaty compliance, industrial base issues, and domestic preparedness.

The focus is directed toward the acquisition of goods and services related to chemical and biological defense and includes technology development, research and engineering, procurement, and logistical support. Our principal involvement here is with the Joint Program Executive Officer-Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). JPEO-CBD sponsors the annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI), in addition to participating, as needed, in quarterly meetings of the Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum.

Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum Mission:

The CBDAIF was chartered in November 1996 at the request of the commanding general of the Chemical and Biological Defense Command (forerunner of SBCCOM). His objective was to have a regular dialogue with representatives of the industrial base on issues such as acquisition reform, potential policy changes, problem areas, and means for achieving viable partnerships with industry.

The CBDAIF has industry members, each representing a specific segment of the industrial base. Membership is for two years on a rotating base. Each member represents not only his own company, but all those in that sector. In addition, there are government liaison members as well as support from NDIA. The chairman is from industry and is appointed by the JPEO-CBD in conjunction with the Vice President, Operations, NDIA.

CBDAIF Contact List (PDF)

Division Leadership

COL Mandy Lopez, USA (Ret)
Tex-Shield, Inc.

Vice Chair
Mr. Bill Baugh
Bill Baugh Associates

Mr. Charles G. Janney, Jr.
NDIA Chemical Biological Defense Division

Industry Liaison Representative
Mr. Karl A. Semancik, Sr.
Analytical Services, Inc.

Chair Emeritus
Dr. John V. Wade
Telephone: 703-413-7849

 Government Liaison Representatives
  • Joint Program Executive Office - Chemical and Biological Defense
  • Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • USA Medical R&D Command, Ft. Detrick, MD
  • Director of Combat Development, USA, Chemical School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • OASD (Chemical Matters), Washington, DC
  • USA SBCCOM, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

NDIA Contact

Mrs. Britt Sullivan, CMP
Director, Operations
Phone: 703-247-2587

Past Events

CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition - July 21-23, 2015
Edgewood Area - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

CBRN Quarterly Roundtable Breakfast - June 19, 2015

CBRN Defense Division Roundtable Breakfast - February 25, 2015
Brigadier General JB Burton, USA, 5th Commander, The United States Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command

CBRN Defense Division Roundtable Breakfast - October 7, 2014

CBRN Defense Division Roundtable Breakfast - July 15, 2014

Chem-Bio Division Executive Roundtable Breakfast - April 12, 2011
Mr. Bryon Young, Executive Director, Aberdeen Proving Ground
(Soldier, Chemical, Research & Test) U.S. Army Contracting Command

Chem-Bio Division Executive Roundtable Breakfast - February 16, 2011
Dr. Alan S. Rudolph, Director for Chemical & Biological Technologies Directorate,
Research & Development Enterprise
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Chem-Bio Division Executive Roundtable Breakfast - June 15, 2010 
Mr. Douglas W. Bryce, SES, USA - Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense