To support HEAT evidence examinations, the CBSU has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense to construct the Sample Receipt Facility (SRF) in Edgewood, Maryland.
Case support represented an important element of the activities of the CBSU in 2007.
The Nuclear Program of the CBSU provided assistance in several cases involving radiological or nuclear materials and has continued in its efforts to establish and strengthen associations with other government agencies in order to assist FBI investigations involving radiological materials.
The CBSU participated in several national, multiagency training exercises designed to assess the ability of the U.
CBSU staff gave presentations on the analysis of evidence contaminated with a foreign animal disease.
The Chemistry Program of the CBSU continued to develop and expand its contacts with other government agencies and thereby increase the capabilities of the FBI Laboratory to analyze chemical weapons or chemical threat agents.
Evidentiary material was analyzed by CBSU personnel in direct support of the FBI's investigation into the 2001 anthrax mailings.
The partnerships CBSU establishes with other agencies have a far-reaching effect in the communities they serve.
CBSU works with its partner agencies to develop and validate forensic protocols for examining CBRN evidence.
In coordination with other FBI Laboratory units, CBSU has established the Hazardous Evidence Analysis Team (HEAT).
Through leadership of and participation in interagency scientific working groups, CBSU is leading the development of forensic guidelines for examining CBRN materials.