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    Secret to Success: Classified Workshop Spurs Warfighter Protection

    Secret to Success: Classified Workshop Spurs Warfighter Protection

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    FORT BELVOIR, VA, UNITED STATES

    12.17.2018

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    Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department

    Some things are best said behind closed doors – like ways to provide warfighters with next-generation protection from emerging chem/bio threats. In order to continue pushing the boundaries of mitigating these threats, the first classified workshop to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department’s classified Journal of Chemical and Biological Defense (JCBD) was recently held.

    Akbar Khan, Ph.D., and Morgan Minyard, Ph.D., both from DTRA CB, hosted scientists and engineers from the Center for Disease Control, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence communities who presented their work. The various topics covered included the State of the Future Threat: Biological Warfare/Chemical Warfare, Bio-agent and Chemical Agent Fate of Biological and Chemical Agents for Detection and Decontamination Purposes, and Classified Databases and Research tools for Chemical and Biological Defense.

    A majority of the presentations will undergo peer review and be published in the JCBD in the spring of 2019. The workshop will be an annual event, bringing together researchers across the government to discuss their work and exchange ideas in a classified setting with the goal of developing new protections for warfighters by publishing their research findings in the JCBD.

    DTRA CB POCs: Akbar Khan, Ph.D.; akbar.s.khan.civ@mail.mil Morgan Minyard, Ph.D.; morgan.l.minyard.civ@mail.mil

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    Date Taken: 12.17.2018
    Date Posted: 12.19.2018 08:17
    Story ID: 303874
    Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, US 

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