CRDF Global Selected for Subcontracts with Leidos to Support the Department of Defense

Arlington, VA – CRDF Global has been awarded two subcontracts from Leidos in support of the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP).  
CRDF Global will mentor and train researchers at government agencies and academic institutions in the Philippines and Jordan to write competitive research proposals for international funding and to write technical articles suitable for submission to peer-reviewed publications, respectively. These programs seek to build partnerships across human and animal health sectors and help the research community develop the skills and knowledge necessary to access available grant funding and communicate credible scientific findings.  
“CRDF Global strongly supports the DTRA-BTRP mission of facilitating the security, detection, and surveillance of diseases caused by especially dangerous pathogens. We are proud to have the opportunity to continue to work alongside BTRP to strengthen safe and responsible global health research capabilities abroad,” said Deborah Harden, Senior Program Manager of CRDF Global’s DTRA Programs within the Global Health Division.  
Deborah Harden recently joined CRDF Global with over two decades of experience in biological threat reduction and countering weapons of mass destruction  initiatives, including serving in the US Air Force as the Deputy Division Chief for the Research and Development Innovation Office at DTRA, and at the Battelle Memorial Institute where she led DTRA- BTRP projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
About CRDF Global 
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a safer, healthier, and more secure world. A trusted government partner for over 25 years, CRDF Global designs and implements programs to solve global challenges in the areas of CBRNE security, global health, cybersecurity, strategic trade controls, and economic development. CRDF Global has provided technical assistance, trainings, logistical support, and program and financial management services to over 120 countries. The organization is headquartered in Arlington, VA, US, with regional hubs in Amman, Jordan and Kyiv, Ukraine. For more information, visit