How We Deliver

Security Strengthening

Core Capability

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CRDF Global promotes safety, security, and sustainability in the most challenging and sensitive geographic regions around the world. We partner with international stakeholders to strengthen safety and security at the national, local, and institutional levels. With over 25 years of experience, we operate at the forefront of emerging threats spanning CBRNE security, counterproliferation, cybersecurity, global health, dual-use technologies, and border security.

We develop sustainable solutions to mitigate international security challenges.

Our programs strengthen cultures of security by enhancing physical security at facilities, developing risk management practices, improving in-country detection and response capabilities, and encouraging inter-agency cooperation.

We specialize in the following:

  • Evaluating and improving physical and procedural security at facilities
  • Securing the procurement, storage, and trade of CBRN material
  • Emergency preparedness and incident response trainings
  • Securing dual-use WMD material and data
  • Strengthening global digital resilience against cyber threats and disinformation 
  • Preventing, detecting, and responding effectively to emerging disease risks and threats
  • Enhancing national export control regulation and the interdiction and detection capabilities of border security forces to disrupt the illicit transfer of controlled goods and services across land, air, and sea borders

Past Experience

Countering Clandestine CBRN Labs: A Virtual Reality Training Tool

The development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by non-state actors remains a serious threat to international peace and security. Training and collaboration among government, law enforcement, first responders, and technical communities are therefore essential components in identifying possible theft and diversion of WMD-applicable equipment and investigating suspected illicit activities. To support collaboration and information sharing between these key stakeholders, CRDF Global supported the U.S. Department of State and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre to develop an innovative virtual reality training tool with expertise from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Conflict Armament Research that allows trainees to explore realistic nontraditional terrorist workshops and identify signs of possible WMD production. First successfully implemented with stakeholders from the Iraqi government in February 2020, these immersive virtual reality sessions provide spaces for stakeholders to expand their knowledge and awareness of clandestine terrorist laboratories, allowing for critical discussions on identifying possible threats and responses.