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Special Programs Office
301-975-2756 or 2757
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8102
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8102

William Billotte
Program Manager

Timothy Brennan
Justice and Defense Program Manager

Jennifer Marshall
Homeland Security Program Manager


National Security Standards Program

Improving public safety and security through science-based standards

We provide an interagency coordinated approach to the development of technical standards, related to national security, through federal, state, local, private sector, and international engagement. The focus is on measurement science and standards for Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) detection, personal protective equipment (PPE) and physical infrastructure resilience and security. Efforts in this program support the 2011 National Strategy for CBRNE Standards (PDF) through improved interagency collaboration for standards development.

The National Security Standards Program's vision is innovative technical solutions and information in the hands of national security professionals that enable them to prevent and respond to terrorism.

We strive to reach this vision by promoting innovative technical approaches, fostering communications and building enduring relationships of diverse parties to tackle complex national security standards challenges.