The mission of the Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks (ICLN) is to coordinate federally sponsored analytical laboratory services for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. The ICLN does this through planning, identifying resources, providing laboratory surge capacity support, and defining key process steps for information exchange and data sharing during an incident. During CBRN incidents, the ICLN provides timely, credible, and interpretable data in support of surveillance, early detection, and effective consequence management.
The ICLN's integrated laboratory response contributes to stronger early detection and consequence management capabilities for the federal government, consistent with the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 9 (Defense of US Agriculture and Food), HSPD-10 (Biodefense for the 21st Century), HSPD-21 (Public Health and Medical Preparedness), HSPD-22 (Domestic Chemical Defense), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8 (National Preparedness).
Additional information on the ICLN can be found in the ICLN Fact sheet and Poster or in ICLN related reports, including the 2017 ICLN Food Safety and Modernization Act and the 2016 ICLN Office of Health Affairs Annual Report.
ICLN partners endeavor to:
The ICLN has two major interagency groups: