LSU Training Center Awarded International Threat Reduction Grant



BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Department of State has awarded $809,000 to LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or LSU NCBRT/ACE.

The funding allows LSU NCBRT/ACE to deliver training to U.S. international partners in an effort to reduce the threat from chemical and biological agents.

“International programs such as this one are important to international and U.S. national security,” said LSU NCBRT/ACE associate director Jason Krause. “Cooperative threat reduction allows us to work with international partners to diminish the proliferation of a range of threats.”

Established in 1998, to develop and deliver training to domestic emergency responders, LSU NCBRT/ACE expanded to international partner engagement in 2012. This most recent award brings LSU NCBRT/ACE’s total international program funding to $23,000,000. During that time, the center has worked with more than 40 partner nations, primarily in the Middle East/North Africa, East Asia Pacific, Western Africa and Eastern European Regions.

LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop, and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events.



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