The NCT CBRNe USA conference will provide a forum to discuss current and imminent themes in the field of CBRNe IB Consultancy, in partnership with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is calling for papers to be presented at the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe USA 2015 conference. NCT CBRNe USA 2015 will take place in Washington DC, 29 April – 1 May 2015, providing a forum for armed forces, government agencies, civil first responders and the industry to discuss crucial challenges of CBRNe. CBRNe innovation Innovative companies, as well as academic/governmental research institutes, think tanks, companies, end-users, are kindly invited to submit abstracts, presenting their latest research results and/or innovative ideas within the topic guidelines. The NCT Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr. Gary Ackerman from START, will select proposed presentations based on the following criteria: relevance, novelty, soundness, potential impact and practical interest to the CBRNe community. Selected papers will be part of a separate Innovation Stream, which is running in parallel with the NCT Conference Stream and a Workshop Stream. All stakeholders who wish to present research papers, novel ideas and best practices are invited to submit their papers to the NCT Scientific Committee. “We are excited to bring this conference to Washington DC to highlight the importance of the danger of CBRNe, and to enable scientists and practitioners to present their ideas and research to counter this threat.” said Ilja Bonsen, Managing Director of IB Consultancy. The NCT CBRNe USA conference will provide a forum to discuss current and imminent themes in the field of CBRN, focusing on the American perspective on the requirements of international CBRN defense, CBRN operations in a military environment, threat mitigation and decontamination, international threat reduction, critical infrastructure and urban security – challenges for CBRN detection, nuclear and radiation monitoring and surveillance, mass diagnosis and forensics, as well as CBRN preparedness and protection. For more information on topics and guidelines.