Chemical Detection Discovery Workshop


Hosted: NSRI (Annapolis Junction, MD);
30 April 2020


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense(JPEO-CBRND)share the mission to prevent and respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

On 2 Dec 2019, the JPEO-CBRND, DHS CWMD, and DHS S&T established a CWMD Alliance with the goal to share and leverage programs and activities that will create, transition, and employ common capabilities across the shared operational mission space.

In support of this mission and the goals of the CWMD Alliance, a Discovery Workshop will be held with JPEO-CBRND, DHS, and other stakeholders to discuss methodologies, capabilities, and plans for developing and fielding Chemical Detection equipment and systems.


Event Purpose:

To provide a forum for information exchange to facilitate opportunities for collaboration in the area of developing and fielding Chemical Detection equipment and systems.


*RSVP is required for attendance, as seating is strictly limited*


The Chemical Detection Discovery Workshop will be UNCLASSIFIED and passing your security clearance is not required. However, all visitors must have their Security Representative send in a visit request ahead of time preferably through JPAS SMO Code 7QDJ75, password protected email or by fax at 240-290-1317.

Requests must include:

  • Full name:
  • Is the visitor a U.S. citizen?
  • Dates of visit: 30 April 2020
  • Purpose of visit: Chemical Detection Discovery Workshop
  • POC in the individual’s company (meeting lead): Aaliyah Cyrus 571-303-2186
  • NSRI POC name and phone number: Marty Sikes 202-254-6122

Proper identification is required for all visitors. Forms of acceptable identification include:

  • State or Federal Government issued identification card with a photo
  • Driver’s license

Draft Agenda:

Please click on this link to view the Draft Agenda.

For additional information, please contact:

Workshop Lead
Marty Sikes
Liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
O: 202-254-6122
M: 443-904-7151

Workshop Coordination
Aaliyah Cyrus
O: 571-303-2186
M: 540-729-9179

Directions & Parking Information:

The Chemical Detection Discovery Workshop will be held at National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at 9070 Junction Road, Suite F, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. Free parking is available. Directions and local hotel accommodations are located in the NSRI Visitor Information.