Information for delegates

6-8 September 2022

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood, USA

Co-sponsored by

Who should attend

  • CBRN operators and commanders
  • EOD operators and commanders
  • CBRNe policy makers
  • Senior Defense leaders
  • Leaders from law enforcement and fire/rescue
  • Public health professionals

Who attended before?

NCT USA 2022 will again welcome a large number of American and international delegates.

The past editions welcomed delegations fromUS Army DEVCOM CBC, DTRA, JPEO-CBRND, FEMA, US Army 20th CBRNE Defense Command, National Guard Bureau, USPostal Inspection Service, USAMRICD, USAMRIID, BARDA, CBIRF, Arlington County Fire Department Hazmat Team, Philadelphia Fire Department, Massachusetts Fire Department Hazmat Team, Fairfax County Police EOD Team, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, US Airforce, National Guard Civil Support Teams, ASPR HHS, DHS, US Department of Energy, NNSA, Chemical Materials Activity, US NORTHCOM, Republic of Korea CBRN Defense Command, Special Police Service Hungary, Miami Dade Fire, Italian 7th Regiment of CBRN Defense Cremona, FBI Los Angeles Field Office, Boston Police Department, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, US EPA, Massachusetts State Police, NYPD and many more.


BG (Ret.) William King, NCT Chairman

BG(R) William King has served in a wide variety of command, leadership, and staff positions across numerous levels of the U.S. Army, Joint Task Forces, Regional Commands, and most recently as the Commanding General 20th CBRNE Command before retiring on 19 July 2017 with 30+ years of active duty US Army service. He joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 2017 as…

Mr. Douglas Bryce, NCT USA Chairman

Mr. Bryce retired from federal service on 31 December 2020 with over 48 years of service to our Nation. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps 38 years ( 20 years on Active Duty and 18 years as a Marine Civilian), and the U. S. Army (10 years). He retired from the position of Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical Biological,…

MG Edmond Brown, DEVCOM, USA

Maj. Gen. Miles Brown assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) on July 9, 2021. As DEVCOM’s Commanding General, Brown leads a world-class team of science and technology experts fully focused on empowering the future American Soldier with advanced Army capabilities made possible by cutting-edge technology forecasting, research and development. Brown is a native of Honea…

Dr. Eric L. Moore, DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, USA

On October 29th, 2017, Dr. Eric Moore began serving as the Director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center), the only chemical and biological defense technology center of its kind. Dr. Moore is a member of the Senior Executive Service and is an expert in chemical and biological defense and medical countermeasures.…

Mr. Ian Watson, Chemical and Biological Defense, USA

Mr. Ian Watson currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD/CBD). In this capacity he is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (NCB) and conducts Department level research, development, and acquisition (RDA) activities from concept and requirements development, through early science and…

Dr. David Christian Hassell, ASPR HHS, USA

Dr. David Christian “Chris” Hassell is the Senior Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, where he led research, development, testing, and acquisition of technical solutions…

Mr. Darryl J. Colvin, JPEO-CBRND, USA

Mr. Darryl Colvin is the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense. In this role, Mr. Colvin leads civilian and military multi-disciplinary teams whose mission is to protect the U.S. Joint Forces and nation from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats by generating affordable and state-of-the-art capabilities. Prior to this position, Mr. Colvin served as…

Mr. David Restione, JPEO-CBRND, USA

Mr. David Restione is the Chief Technology Officer for the Joint Program Executive Office Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND) which is the advanced development and acquisition command for CBRN Defense for the USA. His primary responsibilities are to foster innovation at the JPEO, to provide oversight on technologies and capabilities in development in laboratories, academia and industry…

COL Matthew Clark, JPEO-CBRN, USA

Colonel Matthew G. Clark is the Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical (JPM CBRN Medical). He is responsible for leading the medical portfolio for the whole-of-government within the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). Most recently, COL Clark served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Director of COVID-19 International Response…


Colonel Robert Carter III is the Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Sensors (JPM CBRN Sensors). He is responsible for leading the CBRN Sensor portfolio for the whole-of-government within the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). COL Carter serves as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Biochemistry and Physiology. …

COL James Harwell, US Joint Chiefs of Staff, USA

Colonel James Harwell currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense. COL Harwell hails from the Midwest and was raised in the United States Army.  He is a 1999 graduate of Indiana University where he was commissioned in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. Throughout his career, Colonel Harwell has served in a variety of…

Dr. Richard Schoske, DTRA, USA

Dr. Richard Schoske – Serves as Chief, Diagnostics, and Detection Division for the United States of America Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Research and Development Directorate, Chemical Biological Technologies Department (RD-CB). In this capacity Dr. Schoske overseas and manages an $80 million Research and Development Portfolio. This portfolio includes projects in the areas of medical diagnostics, and chemical and biological…

CAPT Kimberly Elenberg, Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Data and Business Performance, USA

Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, DNP, RN is aligned to Enterprise Analytics Support Directorate, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office.  She is the Lead strategist for DoD Incident Response Applications supporting Assure and Deter Missions, Enterprise Health Analytics and Warrior Performance Lines of Effort.  She is a key contributor to the DOD’s AI and Data Acceleration initiative and is rapidly advancing data…

COL Paul J. Kassebaum, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), USA

Colonel Paul Kassebaum assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense on August 5, 2022. As MRICD’s commander, Colonel Kassebaum leads a dedicated team of scientists, educators, and clinical professionals pursuing the vision of eliminating suffering in the world caused by chemical threats and non-kinetic battlefield injuries. Colonel Kassebaum is a 2003 graduate of the University…

Dr. Kirk Yeager, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) FBI, USA

Kirk Yeager received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lafayette College and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked as a research scientist and Associate Director of R&D at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC). While in the Land of Enchantment he also held the position of Adjunct Professor in the New Mexico Tech chemistry department. For…

Mr. Patrick C. Riley, DEVCOM CBC, USA

Mr. Patrick C. Riley, Research Chemist, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC), obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Salisbury University in 2010 where he performed undergraduate research using chemometrics to remove interference from chemical spectra using PCA/PCR analysis.  Mr. Riley is an artificial intelligence and machine (AI/ML) learning subject matter expert (SME). He has…

Mr. Michael Bailey, US Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, USA

Mr. Michael A. Bailey entered the Senior Executive Service in August 2021. As the Director of the Engineering, Mr. Bailey oversees a staff of roughly 500 engineers, scientists, logisticians, and other highly skilled professionals who work to design, build, test and sustain CBRN capabilities for Joint Warfighters and other customers. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Bailey was the Deputy Joint…

Mr. Sean Haglund, OBP, CISA, USA

Mr. Haglund serves as Associate Director (A), Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, Mr. Haglund manages OBP’s programs aimed at building capability among the general public and across the public and private sectors to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents. Additionally, Mr. Haglund coordinates counter-improvised explosive device (IED)…

Dr. Ryan Donaghy, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), USA

Dr. Ryan J. Donaghy has extensive experience in decision science, cybersecurity and physical security policy, and strategy and metric development across a wide range of disciplines and offices. Since entering the U.S. Federal Government, Ryan has served multiple roles in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), first as the Chief of Metrics and Analysis for the Office…

Mr. Joselito Ignacio, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA

Joselito Ignacio is a retired Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service currently serving at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Public Health Advisor within the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Office.   He previously served as the Deputy Program Director for Chemical Defense at DHS/Office of Health Affairs (OHA) from June 2010 to December…

Mr. David DiGregorio, Massachusetts State Fire Department, USA

David DiGregorio currently serves as the director for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division after holding the position of deputy director until 2016.  He retired from the US Army and Massachusetts Army National Guard after 32 years of service in 2014.  Amongst his duty assignments, David served as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer with the…

Mr. Mislav Manda, DOK-ING, Croatia

For almost the past decade, Mislav has been part of DOK-ING team, an engineering powerhouse for heavy-duty specialized robotic systems. The company is an established international market leader with more than 500 systems operating worldwide. Mislav is B2G expert, managing 20 countries globally, from Norway to Korea. His primary function today, for which he is accountable, is international sales, marketing,…

Mr. Anthony W. Gortemiller, Kärcher North America, USA

Currently, the U.S. Marketing Director for Business Development for Karcher North America in support of Karcher Futuretech. Tony has a career that has specialized in Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). Enlisted in the military in 1983, commissioned and retired from the Army in 2017 after 33 ½ service (24 active duty). After retirement from the military, Tony served in…

Mr. Anthony Castellanos, Bruker

Anthony Castellanos obtained his PhD in Chemistry with an Environmental Chemistry Track, specializing in Mass Spectrometry techniques. For over 6 years, he has authored academic publications as while operating technologies for both bulk and trace detection of various sample types. Most recently, Anthony has supported the research and development of DHS-funded MRM-ETD detectors as well as for DARPA-funded mobile chemical…

Mr. Ilja M. Bonsen, IB Consultancy, The Netherlands

lja M. Bonsen has a studied Political Science in Leiden, The Netherlands, Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and European Management at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. After working as an ICT consultant for 8 years, Ilja started in 2006 working for the Business Unit of Biological and Chemical Protection of TNO Defense, Security and Safety in…

Ms. Anna Paternnosto, CBRNe Society, The Netherlands

Anna is the Vice President of the CBRNe Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing platforms for the stakeholders of the global CBRNe community to share knowledge and promote innovation. In her position she manages the global relations with governmental stakeholders, facilitates government to government efforts and contributes to the alignment between public and industrial interests within the community. Alongside…

Dr. Scott Hartley, Proengin Inc.

Dr. Scott Hartley is the Chief Executive Officer for Proengin, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the general management and operations of Proengin in the United States. Prior to working at Proengin, he previously worked for BAE Systems and Gentex Corporation where he held roles in engineering, project management, research and development, and business development. He has five…


Registration & Networking
Opening Plenary
Morning Refreshments & Networking
NCT Tech Tour
Lunch Break & Networking
CBRN Agents: Detection, Identification and Monitoring
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
Joint CBRN Defense: An all-of-government approach
NCT Networking Reception


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