General Session Videos

2019 General Session and Keynote Videos

Monday, November 18, 2019

2019 CBD S&T Conference Kick-Off
2019 CBD S&T Conference Kick-Off

Ronald Hann, Ph.D., Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department kicks off the 2019 CBD S&T Conference by calling attendees to exchange their big ideas and bring the next disruptive technology to chem-bio defense. The conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

New Perspective in Chem-Bio Defense Program
New Perspective in Chem-Bio Defense Program

Brandi Vann, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, speaks about offering a new perspective in her leadership role and the priorities of the office. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Research and Development
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Research and Development

Rhys Williams, Ph.D., DTRA's Research and Development Director, gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Warfighter Integration/Military Advisor Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Warfighter Integration/Military Advisor Division

Colonel Michael Quinn, DTRA's Warfighter Integration/Military Advisor Division chief, gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Digital Battlespace Management Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Digital Battlespace Management Division

John Hannan, Ph.D., DTRA's Digital Battlespace Management Division chief gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Diagnostics/Detection Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Diagnostics/Detection Division

Richard Schoske, Ph.D., DTRA's Diagnostics/Detection Division chief gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Hazard Protection & Mitigation Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Hazard Protection & Mitigation Division

Charles Bass, Ph.D., DTRA's Hazard Protection & Mitigation Division chief gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Vaccines/Therapeutics Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Vaccines/Therapeutics Division

Erin Reichert, Ph.D., DTRA's Vaccines/Therapeutics Division chief gives an overview of her division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem/Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Advanced & Emerging Threats Division
The Chem/Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Advanced & Emerging Threats Division

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Cloutier, DTRA's Advanced & Emerging Threats Division chief gives an overview of her division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Research and STEM Center of Excellence Division
The Chem-Bio Defense S&T Portfolio - Research and STEM Center of Excellence Division

Neil Jensen, Ph.D., DTRA's Research and STEM Center of Excellence Division chief gives an overview of his division’s portfolio. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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Special Panel Session: Developing Solutions for the Future Fight
Special Panel Session: Developing Solutions for the Future Fight

Moderated by Command Master Chief Ibanez, a panel of senior warfighters discuss chemical and biological-related operational and capability challenges and how to address them through science and technology innovations. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ideas, Creativity, & Innovation
Ideas, Creativity, & Innovation

Mr. Chic Thompson, Founder and Executive Director of WAGiLabs, tells his inspiring story and challenges attendees to think differently and ask more questions. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WMDs: Outcomes & Perspectives
WMDs: Outcomes & Perspectives

Ms. Katherine Sixt, Assistant Director of the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), considers historical events, alternative outcomes, and perspective on the work we do today. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thinking Outside of the Box & Changing the World
Thinking Outside of the Box & Changing the World

Travis Taylor, Ph.D., Principal Investigator for Quantum Entanglement and Space Technology at the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, gives a glimpse into quantum physics, new ideas, and limitless possibilities. The 2019 CBD S&T Conference brought together more than 1,100 scientists, program managers, and leaders from across the globe to find solutions for the future fight.

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