SRC has recently embarked in the chemical-biological arena by implementing tools to help the warfighter to monitor and track potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in-theatre. By applying our operational planning and assessment tools, and leveraging critical chemical, manufacturing, and toxological information, SRC’s technology and information databases provide today’s warfighter with a sound knowledge base to quickly and intelligently interpret sensor findings, make informed decisions, and react accordingly. These tools further support infrastructure analysis and contingency management.
SRC has contributed to our country’s defense of chemical and biological warfare for over 20 years. Our capabilities in this area include our in-depth understanding of the toxicity of both chemicals and biothreat agents, the behavior of chemicals in the environment, manufacturing and industrial processes, and methods to predict the behavior of chemicals even when lacking experimental information. We use these skills to develop new tools that help planners determine risks to national security and mission success after personnel are exposed to chemicals that may be present in the environment after terrorists events or during combat; understand how clean a contaminated facility needs to be before it can be called “safe;” and what impacts can be anticipated when chemical plants and storage sites are destroyed. Our databases are used by the Government to help determine which industrial chemicals pose the highest threat if used as weapons and what consequences might be expected, and determine which chemicals are most likely to persist in the environment and result in toxicity to those who are exposed.
Chem-Bio Defense (Insert Sheet)