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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)

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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...

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Mortar attack targets power station in Iraq’s Kirkuk

ISLAMIC State militants fired a number of mortar shells targeting the Taza power station, 20 km south of the city of Kirkuk, in Iraq’s Kirkuk province on 18 November, NINA reported. No casualties or...

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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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CNS Deputy Director Appointed to National Security Council

Jon Wolfsthal will become the new Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the NSC in December. The post CNS Deputy Director Appointed to National Security Council appeared first on James Martin Center...

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Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting

The global response to the Ebola virus in Liberia is being hampered by poor coordination and serious disagreements between Liberian officials and the donors and health agencies fighting the epidemic …read more From:: Virtual...

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US Report: China’s Nukes Getting Bigger and Better

DEFENSE NEWS – A new congressional-funded report paints a dark picture of China’s nuclear weapons and missile modernization efforts. The report, issued Nov. 19, by the US China Economic and Security Review Commission, states...

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North Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threat

BBC – North Korea has threatened to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country’s human rights violations. Its foreign ministry on Thursday accused the...

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NY National Guard Sharpens CBRN Response Skills

More than 375 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen sharpened their skills responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) hazards during training at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center...

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