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DHS Roundtable Event to Improve RFI, RFP Process

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will host a Roundtable Event with industry on May 26, 2015 in the national capital region. The event is designed to help DHS identify best practices for...

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Breedlove: Now is not the time to change nuke treaty

AIR FORCE TIMES – The U.S. needs to continue plans to reduce nuclear weapons under the New START Treaty, despite the instability created in Europe by Russia’s encroachment in Ukraine, the top U.S. military...

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20th CBRNE EOD techs train with Texas Rangers

DVIDS – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with the Texas Rangers. U.S. Army EOD troops from the Fort Hood, Texas-based 797th...

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Pandora Report 5.3.15

Over the past two weeks I’ve learned an important lesson which I would like to share with you: moving the same week you leave a job which is the week before the semester ends...

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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – May 3, 2015

Most countries woefully unprepared to fight resistant superbugs: WHO | Jumping species — infections that spill over from animals | Fouchier’s calculation of risk of laboratory-acquired infection from his laboratory | WHO releases next...

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Signs N. Korea nuclear reactor operational: US think-tank

Seoul (AFP) April 30, 2015 – Recent satellite images suggest the nuclear reactor seen as North Korea’s main source of weapons-grade plutonium may have resumed low-power or intermittent operations, a US think-tank said Thursday....

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North Korea May Possess 20 Nuclear Warheads

Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 30, 2015 – Pyongyang may have accumulated some 20 nuclear warheads with the capability of doubling its potential by 2016, according to the latest expert estimates. The figures, sounded by Chinese...

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Kerry denounces ‘hysteria’ over Iran nuclear deal

Jerusalem (AFP) May 2, 2015 – US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday denounced what he called “hysteria” over a final nuclear accord being discussed between world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear...

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Britain tells UN Iran trying to buy nuclear technology

United Nations, United States (AFP) April 30, 2015 – Iran is actively trying to buy nuclear technology through blacklisted companies, according to a confidential UN report, citing information from the British government. The claims...

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Notable Contracts: CBRN Preparedness Program

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has announced intentions to negotiate a sole source contract with Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. (CAI) for “Program Management, Planning, Execution and Evaluation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN)...

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1/2 Refines IED training for upcoming deployment

MARINES – Awaiting the daily brief on their training, Marines prepare their gear and rifles before setting out on a patrol to identify and counteract improvised explosive devices that have been the cause of...

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A Skeptic’s Guide to the Iran Deal

DEFENSE ONE – Democrat Adam Schiff explains what worries him about the framework nuclear agreement with Tehran—and about his Republican colleagues. Continue reading. …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)

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DTRA Nuclear Survivability Program Guidebook

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has announced intentions to negotiate and award a sole-source contract award to Defense Group, Inc. for an effort entitled “DTRA Nuclear Survivability Program Guidebook.” The scope of this...