Emergent BioSolutions Participates in NATO Defense against Terrorism
Workshop at the Counter Terror Expo in London
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- April 30, 2013
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced its participation in the
Defence against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT POW) workshop conducted by
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Emerging Security Challenges
Division at the Counter Terror Expo in London. An initial session of the
workshop was focused on the future capabilities and protection of the Special
Operations Forces (SOF) community on areas such as Improvised Explosive
Devices (IEDs), Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Biometrics
and Forensics, Information Sharing Systems, Tactical Computer, Communications,
Command and Control (C4), and Force Protection.
“Emergent strongly supports NATO’s initiatives to educate on protecting those
who protect the population,” said Allen Shofe, Executive Vice President of
Corporate Affairs, Emergent BioSolutions. “NATO DAT POW workshops are highly
relevant and informative as they cover various activities undertaken and
coordinated by NATO countries.”
Dr. Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO Emerging Security
Challenges Division stated, “NATO is always looking to develop new,
cutting-edge technologies and capabilities to protect troops and civilians.
One of the aims of the DAT POW is to prevent non-conventional attacks, such as
attacks with improvised explosive devices or mitigate other challenges such as
attacks on critical infrastructure and CBRN. This workshop emphasized the
importance of synergy between civilian and military organizations in order to
The aim of the DAT POW Workshop in London was both to allow project managers
to offer an overview of their projects’ deliverables, and to foster
interoperability and ensure access to the latest technological developments
through industry briefings and contributions. Workshop participants, including
civilian and military officials representing various NATO and partner
countries, discussed strategies and best practices in protecting harbors and
ports, large body aircraft, countering IEDs, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and
consequence management, non-lethal capabilities, ISR, Human Intelligence
(HUMINT), as well as detecting, protecting against, and defeating CBRNE
The Counter Terror Expo was held from April 24 to 25 in London. The Defence
against Terrorism Programme of Work was developed in 2004 as a fast route to
capability development and as a facilitator for Allied nations and NATO
entities to take the lead in individual projects.
About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Emergent BioSolutions is a specialty pharmaceutical company seeking to protect
and enhance life by offering specialized products to healthcare providers and
governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats. Additional
information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.
Follow us @emergentbiosolu.
About the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division
The NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) within the NATO
International Staff was created to deal with a growing range of
non-traditional risks and challenges, such as terrorism, the proliferation of
Weapons of Mass Destruction, cyber defence, and energy security.The division
provides NATO with a Strategic Analysis Capability to monitor and anticipate
international developments that could affect Allied security.The ESCD brings
together various strands of expertise already existing in different parts of
NATO Headquarters. The creation of the ESCD underlines the determination to
move new, non-traditional security challenges to the centre of Allied
attention. For more information, visit www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htm.
Robert G. Burrows
Vice President, Investor Relations
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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