The association’s CBRN Defense Division promotes the exchange of information — technical and operational — related to defenses against weapons of mass destruction among the Defense Department and other government agencies, industry and academia. The functional areas the division addresses include traditional defensive measures, chemical weapons demilitarization, treaty compliance, industrial base issues and domestic preparedness.


The objectives of the CBRN Defense Division are to highlight issues related to:
  • The acquisition of goods and services related to chemical and biological defense, including technology development.
  • Research and engineering, procurement and logistical support. 

Our principal involvement here is with the Joint Program Executive Officer-Chemical Biological Defense, which sponsors the annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and participates, as needed, in quarterly meetings of the Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum.

Topics: CBRN, Chem Bio Protection

NDIA Contact

For more information about this group, please contact:

Carizza Gutierrez
Associate Director, Divisions
Phone: (703) 247-2599
E-mail: cgutierrez@NDIA.org
Sarah Komar
Associate Director, Meetings
Phone: (703) 247-9467
E-mail: skomar@NDIA.org

Division Contact

BG William E. King, IV, USA (Ret)
Booz Allan Hamilton, Inc.
Phone: 571-286-7891
E-mail: king_william@bah.com
Charles Janney
Vice Chair
Kalman and Company
Phone: 410-919-3047
E-mail: charles.janney@kalmancoinc.com

Policy Contact

For policy-related or congressional inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Stewart
Executive Vice President Strategy & Policy
Phone: (703) 247-2595
E-mail: jstewart@NDIA.org