Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) requires multidisciplinary expertise and sophisticated tools. LMI delivers both, helping customers adopt the latest capabilities and methodologies to advance the CWMD and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense missions.

CWMD is a critical national and global security challenge requiring multidisciplinary expertise, sophisticated tools, and strategic coordination of the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.

LMI has advised these communities since our inception. We understand how our customers operate and how to bring innovative technologies and approaches to bear that advance the CWMD and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense missions. Our real-time technical, programmatic, and operational support helps customers respond to a dynamic threat landscape and protect our nation, deployed forces, allies, and interests from devastating attack.

Proven Performance

LMI’s key personnel have supported more than a dozen defense and homeland security stakeholders supporting the CWMD and CBRN defense missions, including:

  • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC)
  • Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA)
  • Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Joint Program Executive Office—Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (OASD [NCB/CBD])
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
  • Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RPTO).

Our Experts

John David: LMI Taking Long View of Biosecurity, CWMD Threats

LMI director discusses how the CWMD threat landscape has changed over the past decade and how LMI helps customers anticipate and respond. 

Flexible Standards Strengthen CBRN Survivability

LMI's Ron Fizer proposes a modified approach to improve commanders' understanding of how defense systems would operate in CBRN hazard environments.

Accelerating Integrated Early Warning for DoD’s CBRN Defense

The simulated CBRN threat detection prototype integrates unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, ground-based radar, and agent-specific sensors. 

The LMI Difference

Advanced Analytics

LMI delivers analytical solutions and integrated software architectures that enhance customers’ WMD and CBRN threat awareness and improve understanding of their enterprise. Our expertise in systems engineering, data science, and data visualization gives customers new insights from large, disparate datasets, while allowing us to constantly improve analyses and modeling. Clients receive repeatable, scalable services that support decision making and ensure data privacy and security.

CWMD Mission Experience

With decades of technical and operational experience supporting the CWMD and CBRN defense missions, LMI’s experts understand what needs to be done.

We work closely with members of the defense and homeland security communities to generate requirements, conduct scientific testing and evaluation, and procure, field, and sustain new capabilities.

Our team members have led CWMD initiatives in military, civilian government, and contractor roles and bring exceptional mission awareness and problem-solving to our customers.

Intelligence Analysis

LMI has developed and managed intelligence targeting and analysis programs in support of national security priorities, including CWMD, for over 20 years. We elevate our customers’ threat awareness and response capacity through all-source analysis, tradecraft training, and solutions that enhance human-machine integration. Our proprietary BluecellTM methodology assimilates people, tools, and methods to solve our clients’ most complex problems.

Policy & Program Management

LMI combines industry-leading program management practices with a deep understanding of customers’ processes, policies and plans related to CWMD and CBRN defense responsibilities, workforce education and training, and acquisition. Our team includes Program (PgMP) and Project Management Professionals (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute, as well as members with Lean Six Sigma training and certifications. We also hold Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certifications.

Scientific & Technical Expertise 

LMI’s CWMD capabilities and customer support are rooted in rigorous scientific and technical analysis. Our team includes mathematicians, technology developers, and certified experts in

  • life sciences (biology, chemistry, and toxicology)

  • medicine (MD, DVM, RN), and

  • engineering (mechanical, electrical).

We have extensive clinical and environmental experience performing medical and physical countermeasure research and development. Our straightforward, jargon-free reports and recommendations enable leaders to make decisions confidently.

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Testing & Evaluation

We excel at testing and evaluation (T&E) of threat detection, mitigation, and response capabilities, from complex systems to system components. Our knowledge of customer requirements and the acquisition environment enable us to quickly identify, develop, and field emerging technology solutions, which we support throughout the lifecycle.

Our expertise in rapid capability development allows us to create virtual T&E environments to perform developmental and operational demonstrations. Our proven management framework gives customers increased confidence in T&E planning, execution, and reporting—at reduced cost and schedule.

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