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Academic Chemical Security

The Academic Chemical Security Initiative mitigates the chemical threat associated with chemical facilities and inventories at universities by educating faculty, staff and students about the FBI's Weapon of Mass Destruction mission and chemical counter-terrorism programs.

Created: February 27, 2017
Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction

The Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction is a security initiative announced at the 2002 G8 summit. It entails a pledge by members to commit $20 billion, over a ten-year period, towards the elimination and security of some weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Russia and former soviet states. The agreement was initiated against the backdrop of the September 11 attacks and specifically aimed to deny terrorists access to WMDs. Some of the stated priorities include: destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons, dismantling decommissioned nuclear... Read more Created: February 10, 2017

IMED 2016

It is our pleasure to announce the sixth International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, IMED 2016 to be held in Vienna, Austria from 4–7 November 2016. For those whose work deals with threats from infectious agents, IMED 2016 will once again bring leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present new knowledge and breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens.

Since the last IMED in 2014, newly emerged diseases and outbreaks of familiar ones have continued to challenge us. The... Read more Created: November 04, 2016

Chemical Equipment Outreach Group

The Chemical Equipment Outreach (CEO) Group is a multi-agency initiative to form partnerships with equipment manufacturers and resellers to protect the American people from the proliferation of chemical weapons (CW).  The CEO group is a working group consisting of manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and online-resellers who work together to address the emerging threat of a clandestine CW lab being created in the homeland or abroad.  They advise the FBI and relay their concerns regarding suspicious inquiries, purchases, and trends that may affect the national security of the United... Read more Created: October 25, 2016

2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies

The Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies is being held to develop  recommendations for improving export controls on emerging dual-use biotechnologies. Attendees will help identify relevant emerging biotechnologies and assess export control options for those found to be of greatest concern. Findings will be documented in a non-attributable report and delivered to organizations that develop and implement export control regulations at the national and international level.

The symposium is being held from October 18th through October 20th in Monterey, California at... Read more Created: October 12, 2016

Global Partnership: Chemical Security Sub-Working Group (CSSWG)

The G-7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction has the initiative to prevent terrorist and states from acquiring or developing weapons of mass destruction.  The Chemical Security Sub-Working Group (CSSWG) is focused on chemical aspects of the WMD threat.  The objectives of the CSSWG include the following: 

  • prevention, detection, and response to the acquisition and use of chemical weapons
  • enhance global chemical security and improve awareness, sharing, and coordination chemical security strategies
Created: October 07, 2016
Chemical Security Program (CSP)

CSP Mission -- Reduce Global Chemical Threats by: Strengthening the ability of partner governments to prevent, detect, and disrupt the misuse of chemicals; Securing weaponizable chemicals, expertise, and related infrastructure; Promoting international chemical security best practices. CSP Partners and Affiliates: Partner Governments; Chemical Industry; Professional Associations; Universities and Research Centers; International Organizations. CSP Goals -- Prevent, Detect, and Disrupt the Misuse of Chemicals: Build awareness among law enforcement entities about chemical threats and... Read more Created: October 06, 2016

Animal/Plant Health

Working group for those investigating unusual outbreaks of zoonotic, emerging, or Foreign Animal or plant diseases.

Created: October 04, 2016
Chemical Countermeasures Unit (CCU)

Chemical Countermeasures Unit (CCU) working group.

Created: October 04, 2016
Biological Countermeasures Unit (BCU)

Just like our partner units who also work in countermeasures dealing with chemicals, radiological and nuclear material, and infrastructure protection, our goal is to prevent acts of terrorism. In our case, that means bio-terrorism. But we must do that in a way that strikes a balance between security and supporting advances in scientific research and protecting public safety. Bio-security, from our standpoint, is preventing the illicit acquisition or misuse of the technologies, practices, and materials associated with biological sciences. We are also charged with protecting scientists and... Read more Created: August 15, 2016