2019 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition

  • 7/23/2019 - 7/24/2019
  • Chase Center on the Riverfront
    815 Justison Street
    Wilmington,  DE  19801
    Tel: (302) 425-3929
  • Theme : Modernizing the Future Fight: Accelerate & Adapt
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 9300


Modernizing the Future Fight: Accelerate & Adapt

Collaborating with industry to highlight a one-team concept is a top priority for the Department of Defense. The Pentagon is committed to accelerating and adapting the traditional acquisition process to improve readiness and modernize the Joint Force. As the DOD modernizes the force, we are modernizing this conference. Anticipate in-depth discussions on the evolving threat, needed future capabilities, acquisition reform, and the future of Warfighter training. Come with your questions, suggestions, and innovative ideas and make time to check out the exhibition hall and poster sessions.



Join us to learn, hear, and see:

  • Leadership’s approach to implementing acquisition reform
  • CBRN defense requirements in the context of current threat and vulnerabilities
  • Using non-traditional contracting approaches (e.g., Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs)) to accelerate acquisition
  • Emerging national and international CBRN defense technologies
  • Medical countermeasures solutions
  • Advanced development and manufacturing needs
  • Promising research and development opportunities from our interagency partners

This is an exciting year for the one-team CBRN defense community. Modernizing the future fight requires that we continue to improve our products, facilities, training methods, and capabilities so the Joint Force can fight and win in a CBRN environment.

The conference is hosted by the NDIA CBRN Defense Division and supported by the Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum, with attendance from the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense.


Graph showing attendee percentages from 2018 conference


The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.


Ms. Reneé Despot
(703) 247-2599

Macon Field