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Photo of 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML) 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML)
(410) 278-3331

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML) is a highly specialized unit which deploys worldwide to conduct field CBRNE threat detection, confirmation, and medical surveillance. The 1st AML could be employed forward when samples cannot quickly be transported to a fixed facility; or if there is a need for immediate hazard identification in high risk environments with chemical or biological agent contamination, epidemic disease or industrial contamination.…

Photo of 20th CBRNE Command 20th CBRNE Command
(410) 436-0330

The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear,and Explosives (CBRNE) Command exercises mission command over assigned U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) CBRN and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces; on order, provides CBRN and EOD forces to Army and Joint, Interorganizational, Multinational (JIM) headquarters; on order deploys Joint Task Force – Elimination (JTF-E) headquarters in support of COCOM requirements.…

Photo of Aberdeen Proving Ground Aberdeen Proving Ground
410-278-1147

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is a large Department of Defense testing area in Maryland which is historically associated with ordnance testing; however, today it encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities spanning diverse technology areas including:

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE)
  • Public Health and Medical Research
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Research and Development
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Sensors and Reconnaissance Team (C4ISR)

Tenant groups include:

  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
  • US Army Research Lab (ARL)
  • US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
  • 20th Support Command (CBRNE)
  • US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
  • Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
  • US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
  • US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
  • 48th Chemical Brigade, US Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA)
  • US Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)
  • US Army Research Institute (ARI)

APG occupies a land area of over 70,000 acres and is composed of two major areas: the northern Aberdeen area and southern Edgewood Area that were combined in 1971.

Photo of Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
410-278-4639

Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), located on Aberdeen Providing Ground in Maryland, provides a full range of test services to the Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, federal, state and local governments, academia, private industry, and allied foreign governments.…

Photo of Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
800-232-4636

Agency for Toxic Substances & Diseases Registry (ATSDR) works to protect the public from environmental hazards and toxic exposures. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.…

Photo of Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
(703) 696-7797

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) provides basic research funding to further progress towards Air Force mission needs. AFOSR has a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators headquartered in Arlington, Va., and has foreign technology offices in Santiago, London and Tokyo.…

Photo of Ames Laboratory Ames Laboratory
(515) 294-2916

Ames Laboratory is a Department of Energy research facility run by Iowa State University. It was established in the 1940s with work centered on atomic energy.…

Photo of Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory
630-252-2000

Argonne National Laboratory, operating under the Department of Energy, provides critical security technologies that prevent and mitigate events with potential for mass disruption or destruction. …

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
(202) 205-8114

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), manages the procurement and advanced development of medical countermeasures for CBRN threats, pandemic influenza and other emerging infectious diseases.…

Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-8000

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is one of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the US Department of Energy. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.…

Center for Domestic Preparedness
(256) 847-2316

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., trains thousands of first responders for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) incidents and other disasters.

Established in 1998, CDP is the only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center in the United States and is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).…

Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D)
800-342-5363

The Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D), part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NISA), develops technical capabilities that improve the detection, identification, and characterization of foreign nuclear weapons development programs; diversion of special nuclear materials; and nuclear detonations.…

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
703-767-5870

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is the intellectual, technical and operational leader for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Strategic Command in the effort to combat biological, chemical and nuclear threats.…

National Nuclear Security Administration
(800) 342-5363

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is responsible for the management and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs.  It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies both in the U.S.…

U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
800-222-9698

The U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) conducts applied research for enhancement of the safety and defense of food and water; improved disease and injury surveillance and control; and minimized risk from occupational and environmental health hazards.…

Photo of World Health Organization World Health Organization
+ 41 22 791 21 11

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.…