Featured Speakers

The administration’s National Security Strategy addresses the growing threat of WMD terrorism, as well as biological threats and pandemics. A significant chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapon event against the U.S. or our allies would have profound impacts worldwide.

Preventing and responding to such threats demands renewed focus from leaders in both government and industry, and the aggressive use of new tools, technologies, and data sources in that effort. Please join us for this in-depth discussion on the evolving risks and the innovative thinking required to stay ahead of them.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The current threat landscape and how the risks are shifting
  • How technology is transforming monitoring and mitigation efforts
  • The benefits and challenges of information-sharing -- across government and with external partners
  • Attracting, training and retaining the required talent
  • The outlook for 2020 and beyond

Event Information

WMD in the Digital Age

December 11, 2019

7:30AM - 11:15AM

Convene, Hamilton Square
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

FREE to attend


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-300-5825

Presented By:

  • FCW
  • Defense Systems
  • Noblis


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 8:55 AM A Holistic Approach to Countering WMD
  • Gary Rasicot Acting Assistant Secretary
    Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
8:55 AM - 9:35 AM Panel | Mapping Tomorrow's Threat Matrix -- What Today's Data Tells Us
  • Ed Lawson Director of Integration Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense
  • Sam Lee Intel Section Chief, WMD Directorate FBI
  • Amanda Richardson Chief of R&D Operations, Research and Development Directorate Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Donna Wilt, Ph.D. Senior Scientist and Strategic Advisor Noblis
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM The Threat of Biological Weapons – A discussion of current research and available defenses
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Networking Break
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM Panel | Better Detection Tools -- Beyond Traditional Sensors
  • Frederick Cox, Ph.D. Director of Research and Technology U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
    Chemical Biological Center
  • Dr. Michael V. Walter, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Mark Wrobel Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Fireside Chat | The Potential (and Limits) of New Technologies
  • Dr. Ronald Hann, Jr. Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM Closing Remarks


Convene, Hamilton Square
600 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20005



The entrance to Convene's Lobby is located on 14th Street, between F Street and G Street.


Convene, Hamilton Square located two blocks away from the Metro Center metro station, which is a 3-4 minute walk to 600 14th Street. It serves the Red, Orange, Silver, and Blue lines. Exit by following signs for the 13th and G St exit. Then Walk on G St to cross 14th St and take a left to proceed South to the entrance at 600 14th St.


Nearest parking garages are located at 607 14th St. NW, 675 15th St. NW, and 1325 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


Upon arrival, please check-in at the lobby desk. A Convene team member will welcome you and direct you to the elevator bank and up to the 4th floor to Convene.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour*.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

Credits Earned: 2

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

*CPE credits are not available for online and simulcast viewers.