WMD Center


The WMD Center was a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization founded in March 2010 by the chair, vice chair, and executive director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. Randall Larsen served as the CEO, and Lynne Kidder served as the President. In October 2011, the WMD Center released the Bio-Response Report Card—a strategic-level, end-to-end assessment of U.S. bio-response capabilities. Eleven senior advisors and more than two-dozen subject matter experts assisted in this one-year study. The WMD Center closed in December 2012.

Senator Bob GrahamSenator Bob Graham (D-FL)
Chairman of the WMD Center Graham is the former two-term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate.

Senator Jim TalentSenator Jim Talent (R-MO)
Vice Chairman of the WMD Center
Talent is the former one-term Senator and four-term Congressman from Missouri.