Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training
NCBRT is a sub unit of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training (SNCSRT). LSU has established the SNCSRT to coordinate efforts in security,
research and training. The University is currently a leader in providing training on anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism techniques and regularly supports projects
initiated by state and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of the Center is:
- To establish a coordinated, university-based system to promote interaction and collaboration toward the common objectives of safety and security
- Coordinate the activities of existing units that focus on security and emergency preparedness
- Create a collaborative structure that incorporates faculty expertise
- Partner with private and public entities
Follow the link to learn more about the SNCSRT.
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) is a member of the National Domestic
Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), a partnership of public and private organizations, the majority academic, committed to serving emergency first responders by providing
quality, cost-effective counter-terrorism training.
The United States can mitigate the effects of terrorist acts through planning and preparation for emergency responders. The goal of the NDPC is to provide a focused threat responsive, long-term national capability to execute and sustain a comprehensive and coordinated domestic weapons of mass destruction (WMD) emergency responder education, training, testing and exercise program.
It is not only the law enforcement officer on duty or the local firefighter that must initially deal with an attack ranging from a letter bomb to WMD. Our communities' political leadership, emergency management personnel, and state and local emergency responders must be trained on the realities of threats and the consequences of using WMD. The NDPC capitalizes on the strengths and capabilities of these existing agencies.
Follow the link to learn more about the NDPC.
Food and Agriculture Preparedness Training Consortium (FAPTC)
The FAPTC is a multi-institutional consortium comprised of eight university-based training centers and an administrative hub-the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI).
The consortium is focused on developing and delivering food protection training to U.S. government officials, industry, third-party auditors, and regulatory officials in other countries. Follow the link to learn more about FAPTC.
U.S. Department of State (DOS)
NCBRT became involved in international efforts with the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) in the 2014 Ebola Outbreak response.
Shortly after, NCBRT began partnering with BEP colleagues in the Chemical Security Program (CSP). Both BEP and CSP are key missions under the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction at the U.S. Department of State. Follow the links to learn more about BEP and CSP.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
NCBRT is also involved in international course deliveries through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the U.S. Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. DTRA trainers are Subject Matter Experts on WMD and address the entire spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive threats. Follow the link to learn more about DTRA.