2022 Fourth Generation Agents Workshop:

An Interagency Deep Dive on Novichoks

 

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Group, MD
23-26 August 2022

Program of Events

 

TUESDAY               WEDNESDAY               THURSDAY               FRIDAY

Tuesday, 23 August

0745-0830

Registration

0830-0840

Welcome

James Dillman, Chief Science Officer, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

0840-0900

Introduction

Mark Kirk and Ted Macklin, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

0900-1020

Insights and Lessons from Recent Use

John Caves, Distinguished Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University (moderator)

Mark Fulop, Division Programme Leader, CBR Division, Dstl Porton Down, United Kingdom, “Insights and Lessons from Responding to Salisbury Poisonings”

Franz Worek, Colonel (MC) and Deputy Commander, Bunderswehr Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Michael Lutz, Head of Science Division, Bunderswehr CBRN Defense, Safety and Environmental Protection School, Germany, “Insights and Lessons from Responding to Navalny Poisoning”

1020-1040

Displays

1040-1200

Threats and Risks Going Forward

John Caves, Distinguished Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University (moderator)

Laura Hardebeck, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Chemical Weapons, National Intelligence Council, “Fourth Generation Agent Threat Assessment”

Susan Cibulsky, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Fourth General Agent Use Scenarios”

1200-1215

Group Photo (outside in front of USAMRICD entrance)

1215-1300

Displays

1300-1420

Nonproliferation, Export Controls, and Threat Reduction

Robert Mikulak, Expert Consultant, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University (moderator)

Sarah Rodjom, Deputy Director, Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons Affairs, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, “Nonproliferation Efforts"

Andrew Souza, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Missile, Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, “Export Control”

Daniel Miller, Deputy Director, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, “Threat Reduction”

1420-1440

Displays

1440-1620

Interdiction, Law Enforcement, Key Asset Protection, and Disinformation

Patrick Terrell, Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University (moderator)

Timothy Sheeran, Chief, Network Disruption Group, Interdiction and Networks Office, National Counterproliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, “Interdiction”

Christopher Johnston, Supervisory Special Agent, Chemical Biological Countermeasures Unit, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Doug Anders, Acting Senior Level Scientist, Forensics Response Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory, “Law Enforcement”

Randy Stair, Supervisory Emergency Services Specialist, United States Secret Service, “Protection of National Security Events”

Robert Schaul, Analysis and Resiliency Policy Lead, Mis, Dis, and Mal-information Team, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Countering Disinformation”

1620-1630

Day One Wrap-up

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

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Wednesday, 24 August

0830-0840

Introductory Remarks

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

0840-0910

Sara Peacock, Senior Science and Technology Manager, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Fourth Generation Agent Chemical Characteristics”

0910-1040

Integrated Recognition: Part 1

Jennifer Sparks, Director of Strategic Operations, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (moderator)

Robert Carter, Joint Project Manager, Chemical, Biological,Radiological Nuclear Sensors, JPEO-CBRND, U.S. Department of Defense, “Current and Emerging Capabilities: Field and Lab Detection Capabilities”

Eric Levine, Chemical Hazard Analysis, Chemical Security Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Current and Emerging Capabilities: Decision Support Tools and Reach Back Services”

Jason Davies, DACOS BMD, Air Capability Delivery, HQ Air Command, United Kingdom, Lessons Learned from Salisbury: Detection Capabilities, Tools to Inform Response and Information Sharing”

1040-1100

Displays

1100-1215

Integrated Recognition: Part 2

Mark Kirk, Chemical Defense, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (moderator)

Tim Schnoor, WMD Coordinator, Chicago Police Department SWAT Team, “Enhancing Situational Awareness: Law Enforcement Indicators and Warnings”

Steve Townsend, Field Operations, Detachment West, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Enhancing Situational Awareness: Fire and Emergency Management Services”

Mark Sutter, Medical Officer, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Enhancing Clinical Recognition: Toxic Syndromes”

Randy Stair, United States Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Enhancing Situational Awareness: Toxic Syndromes”

Rick Schoske, Chief, Diagnostics and Detection Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Point of Care Diagnostics: Research and Development Efforts”

Rudy Johnson, Lead Research Chemist, Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Point of Care Diagnostics: Laboratory Response”

1215-1315

Displays

1315-1430

Avoiding and Mitigating Exposure

Mark Kirk, Chemical Defense, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (moderator)

Jeffrey Stull, President, International Personnel Protection, Steven Townsend, Field Operations, Detachment West, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Risks to First Responders and First Receivers”

Tim Byrne, Chief, Operations; Training Administrator, and Dr. Charles Hurst, Clinical Subject Matter Expert, U.S. Army Research Institute for Chemical Defense, “Decontamination of Patients: Current Domestic Procedures”

Chuck Bass, Chief, Protection and Hazard Mitigation Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Current Research and Development Activities for Personnel Protective Equipment"

1430-1450

Displays

1450-1550

 

Integrated Recognition and Avoiding & Mitigating Exposure: Putting It into Practice

Mark Kirk, Chemical Defense, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (moderator)

Steve Emmett, Chief Medical Officer, Dstl Porton Down, United Kingdom, “Current Recommendations for Responders and Hospital personnel”

Lucien Vienot, Chief Petty Officer, Joint Medical Unit, U.S. Special Operations Command, “Military Practice and Procedures”

Thomas Frank, Chief, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Emergency Officer, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense, “Protocols for Laboratory Accidents”

1550-1600

 

Day Two Wrap-up

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1600-1630

Breakout Group Huddles

 

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Thursday, 25 August

0830-0840

Introductory Remarks

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

0840-1010

Medical Countermeasures and Mass Casualty Care: Part 1

Susan Cibulsky, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (moderator)

Steve Emmett, Chief Medical Officer, Dstl Porton Down, United Kingdom, “Current Recommended Treatment Regimen”

Brad Norwood, Division Chief, Advanced and Emerging Threats Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Sarah Sanjakdar, Chemical Defense Pharmaceuticals, Joint Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, “Medical Countermeasures in Development for Treatment of FGA Intoxication”

John McDonough, Research Psychologist, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, “Animal Models vs Human Cases”

1010-1030

Displays

1030-1145

Medical Countermeasures and Mass Casualty Care: Part 2

Susan Cibulsky, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (moderator)

Susan Gorman, Associate Director for Science, Division of the Strategic National Stockpile, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Strategic National Stockpile and CHEMPACK”

Jerry Thomas, [Associate Director for Science, Medical Toxicologist], National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Randy Stair, Supervisory Emergency Services Specialist, United States Secret Service, “Medical Countermeasures and Mass Casualty Care: Putting It into Practice”

1145-1245

Displays

1245-1410

Post-Incident Consequence Management: Part 1

Ahmed Hafez, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (moderator)

Steve Mitchell, Senior Principal Scientist, CBR Hazard Management, Dstl Porton Down, United Kingdom, “Lessons Learned from Salisbury Poisonings”

Kevin Morrissey, Chemical Biological Center, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, “State of the Science”

Joselito Ignacio, Public Health Advisor. Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Planning Framework for Chemical Incident Consequence Management”

1410-1430

Displays

1430-1545

 

Post-Incident Consequence Management: Part 2

Ahmed Hafez, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (moderator)

Catherine Young, On Scene Coordinator, Region 1, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “EPA’s Current State on Consequence Management: On-Scene Coordinator Perspective”

Larry Kaelin, Chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “EPA’s Current State on Consequence Management: Analysis of Environmental Samples”

Lukas Oudejans, Research Physical Scientist, Homeland Security and Materials Management Division, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ““EPA’s Current State on Consequence Management: Sampling and Material/Building Decontamination”

1545-1600

 

Day Three Wrap-up

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1600-1630

Breakout Group Huddles

 

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Friday, 26 August

0830-0840

Introductory Remarks

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

0840-1100

Breakout Group Deliberations (assigned areas)

Breakout Group 1: Integrated Recognition (Area A)

Jennifer Sparks (facilitator)

Breakout Group 2: Avoiding and Mitigating Exposure (Area B)

Mark Kirk (facilitator)

Breakout Group 3: Medical Countermeasures & Mass Casualty Care (Area C)

Susan Cibulsky (facilitator)

Breakout Group 4: Post-Event Consequence Management (Area D)

Lukas Oudejans (facilitator)

1100-1200

Displays

1200-1400

Breakout Group Presentations (plenary room)

Breakout Group 1: Integrated Recognition

Breakout Group 2: Avoiding and Mitigating Exposure

Breakout Group 3: Medical Countermeasures & Mass Casualty Care

Breakout Group 4: Post-Event Consequence Management

1400-1430

Workshop Learning Review Summary

Ted Macklin, Senior Consultant, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mark Kirk, Chemical Defense, Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

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