As the Director of Emergency Programs at Communications Resource Inc. (CRI), Robert E. Smith manages and provides expertise for federal departments and agencies in emergency preparedness, emergency response, continuity of operations, continuity of government, security risk assessment, and security planning. Mr. Smith joined CRI in 2002 to improve security and resilience at federal laboratory facilities throughout the U.S. following the 2001 anthrax attack. Mr. Smith specializes in consultative services for projects with chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) risk components. Since 2002, he has conducted on-site security risk assessments for over one hundred federal laboratories, irradiator facilities and High Hazard dams. Mr. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences and a Master of Sciences degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in Biodefense from George Mason University.