Chemical, Biological, Radiological, & Nuclear Countermeasures (CBRNC)
Mission: Identify, prioritize, and execute interagency chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear combating terrorism requirements, and deliver technology solutions for detection, protection, decontamination, mitigation, containment, and disposal.
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Countermeasures (CBRNC) Subgroup identifies and prioritizes multi-agency user requirements and competitively seeks technological solutions for countering the terrorist employment of CBRN materials. Through its participation in the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability and in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other Department of Defense components, the CBRNC Subgroup integrates technology requirements from the fire, hazardous materials, law enforcement, and emergency medical services communities into its process. Senior representatives from the Department of Defense and the Department of State co-chair the group.
Focus Area Product Catalogs
CBRNC focus areas reflect the prioritized requirements of the CBRN incident prevention and response community at large, this includes hazardous materials handlers, emergency medical services, and State and local fire departments and law enforcement agencies.
Improve the sampling, detection, and forensic analysis of chemical, biological, and radiological threat agents in the air, in food or water, and on surfaces. Products
Improve the operating performance and reduce the costs of individual and collective protection. Develop and enhance personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection systems and suits. Develop analysis and design tools for CBRN protection for building engineers and architects. Develop and evaluate advanced filter materials.Products
Develop technologies and procedures to mitigate the effects of a life-threatening destructive event. Develop and improve response activities and related equipment to counter a terrorist threat or accidental release of CBRN materials, to include short- and long-term restoration. Products
Develop shared information management tools to provide a common operating picture. Facilitate the efficient integration of diverse emergency and consequence management elements from federal, state, and local agencies. Products