Author: DFNS


DoD Seeks Integrator for Vaccine Development Efforts

The U.S. Department of Defense has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to survey industry on their interest as a prime systems integrator for DoD vaccine development efforts. The effort is managed by the...


BAA: Complex DNA Nanostructures

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals to advance research and development of “Self-Assembly Error Detection and Analysis in Complex DNA Nanostructures.” The topic is part of a Long-Range Broad...


OPINION: A Plea for Banning Nuke Tests and Nuclear Weapons

Dr. Lassina Zerbo. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider By Lassina ZerboUNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 2014 (IPS) December 1938 was a decisive month in human history: In Germany, the scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered...


Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – November 23, 2014

Ethical considerations of experimental Ebola interventions | Plague outbreak in Madagascar spreads to its capital | CBRN Robotics: Unmanned recon and decon systems needed | DARPA’s synthetic biology work targets diseases, new materials |...


Pandora Report 11.23.14

Thanksgiving is mere days away so it makes sense to look at some stories that can provide appropriate dinner discussion during those awkward lulls, right? These stories may provide that, though, I suppose that...


Turkey Brooder Pneumonia

By Jonathon Marioneaux This week we continue our series on bird diseases by diving into a fungal bird disease: Aspergillus fumigatus. We will begin by characterizing the physical and genetic qualities of Aspergillus fumigatus...


Army CBRNe Equipment Supply Contract Award

The U.S. Army has awarded a contract for the supply of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNe) equipment. The Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded to four vendors, for a...


Development of Assays for Diagnostics, Biothreat Agents

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is looking to develop multiple immunochromatographic tests (ICTs) for the detection of infectious diseases and biological warfare agents (BWA). USAMRMC has issued a pre-solicitation notice...


USAMRIID Award to GMU for Host Response Characterization

The U.S. Army intends to award a sole source contract to George Mason University for phosphoproteomic profiling and functional characterization of host response to pathogens through intracellular and intercellular signaling. The contract supports research...


WHO: Ebola Diagnostic Tests Urgently Needed

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for increased laboratory diagnostic capabilities for use in the Ebola crisis. The goal of interrupting chains of Ebola virus transmission depends heavily on laboratory...


Lion Apparel

Provides firefighter and emergency responder PPE: Janesville turnouts; Paul Conway Helmets; Lion StationWear: and Lion RescueWear EMS, USAR, CBRN Ensembles; and Lion TotalCare. …read more From:: Fire Engineering (CBRN)


Congrats to GMU Biodefense student Craig Wiener!

George Mason Biodefense PhD candidate Craig J. Wiener, Principal Consultant for Strategic Planning and Analysis at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), was recently honored as the recipient of the Sidney D. Drell Academic...


Ukraine outlines reasons for high aircraft loss rate

A lack of experience and training, as well as poor tactics and intelligence not being acted on are the primary reasons for losses being incurred by the Ukrainian Air Force in the restive east...

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