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Readout of CWMD’s Emerging Chemical Threat Agent Workshop

Release Date: September 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – In late August, the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a four-day workshop titled, 2022 Emerging Chemical Threat Agent Workshop: An Interagency Deep Dive, bringing together over 150 experts and participants from across the federal government, state and local first responder communities, and international partners. The meeting focused on a wide variety of topics related to emerging chemical threats, including an assessment of current capabilities and plans to make future improvements. While the workshop primarily focused on our domestic preparedness to specific emerging chemical threats, the discussions and issues raised are broadly applicable to preparedness for many types of chemical attack.

CWMD continues to support our communities and keep them safe by serving as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) focal point for countering weapons of mass destruction efforts. By supporting operational partners across federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels, CWMD coordinates DHS efforts to safeguard the United States against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.


Last Updated: 09/19/2022
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