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, Exhibit
    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 evolving threats, requisite 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 discuss:

  • Leadership’s approach to implementing acquisition reform.
  • CBRN defense requirements in the context of current threats and vulnerabilities.
  • The use of non-traditional contracting approaches (e.g., Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs)) to accelerate acquisition.
  • Emerging national and international CBRN defense technologies.
  • Medical countermeasure 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 that the Joint Force can fight and win in a CBRN environment.

This conference is co-hosted by the NDIA CBRN Defense Division and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense.

Co-host of this event does not imply endorsement of the NDIA, its services, products or its affiliates by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or JPEO-CBRND.

 *Please note: This event is open to the press. Please view our media guidelines for details. 


  • Headshot of Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, U.S. Air Force

    U.S. Air Force

    Lt Gen Richard M. Clark, USAF

    Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration

  • Headshot of MG Patrick W. Burden, USA, Director, Combat Systems, U.S. Army Futures Command

    U.S. Army Futures Command

    MG Patrick Burden, USA

    Director for Combat Systems

  • Headshot of Doug Bryce Joint Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

    Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

    Doug Bryce

    Joint Program Executive Officer


Graph showing attendee percentages from 2018 conference

*Numbers are based on 2018 conference attendance.


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

Mr. Dave Chesebrough
(703) 247-2597

Allison Hitchner Carpenter CEM, CMP
(703) 247-2573