Who We Are
NCBRT is a DHS training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under DHS's Homeland Security National
Training Program. Preparedness is a shared, national responsibility requiring our active participation to prepare America to address its threats. NCBRT is preparing
you today for tomorrow’s threats.
The mission of the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) is to help America prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of domestic and
international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and high-consequence events through teaching, training, technical assistance, and research.
- Prepare America to address its threats.
- Expand NCBRT’s business and financial bases to ensure fiscal viability and continuity.
- Recruit and retain highly qualified people who will accept the mission, embrace the vision, and embody the core values.
- Expand and strengthen NCBRT’s relationships among colleagues, customers, and competitors.
- Integrity: Act ethically, professionally, respectfully, and responsibly.
- Initiative: Demonstrate power and ability to begin and follow through energetically with a plan or action.
- Teamwork: Work collaboratively to achieve common goals through an environment of mutual trust.
- Commitment: Dedicate ourselves to achieving our mission through excellence.
- Stewardship: Manage resources prudently while providing the highest quality service.
NCBRT at LSU began in 1998 as the Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (ACE) through a small subcontract with the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP).
The original charge was to develop a single course for law enforcement and emergency response personnel.
Over the years, ACE expanded into the area of bioterrorism through partnerships with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and ODP. NCBRT was born through these partnerships and
became formally recognized through Louisiana’s Board of Supervisors in 2002. NCBRT also collaborated with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide emergency
response courses for public health workers and clinicians.
NCBRT has continued to evolve and expand by joining forces with other national partners, universities, and consortia to advance our mission. NCBRT gathers world-renowned teams of
instructors and subject-matter experts who assist in providing teaching, training, technical assistance, and research to public and private entities, emergency response personnel,
and government agencies. With this history of collaboration, NCBRT brings together national experts who contribute to curricula and course development, exercise development and
delivery, and research.