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Organizing and Training for Combat CBRNE Hazards

A paper by Col. Fred J. Burpo, U.S. Army 20th CBRN Support Command, USA Background: Adversaries will continue to look to the use of CBRNE capabilities as a way to maintain an asymmetric advantage...


Threats and Realities of Synthetic Biology

A paper by: Jonathon M. Marioneaux, MS Candidate, Biodefense Technology and WMD, George Mason University, USA There is widespread misinterpretation of synthetic biology and with misunderstanding comes fear and mistrust. The basic applications of...


Funding for Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is again accepting applications for the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) Cooperative Agreement Program for Microbiological, Chemical, or Radiological laboratories. The FERN cooperative agreements are intended to target...


Congressionally Directed Medical Research FY15 PRMRP

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate, by the U.S. Army Medical Research...


Emergent BioSolutions Resumes BioThrax Manufacturing

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. last week announced that it has resumed full manufacturing operations of its anthrax vaccine, BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), after completing its internal manufacturing investigation. The inquiry followed discovery of foreign particles...


Nuclear abolition resolve weakens

THE JAPAN TIMES – In the lead-up to the last Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference in 2010, the world was buoyed by U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to seek a nuclear-free world, but...


Iran nuclear team heads to New York

PRESS TV IRAN – Iran’s delegation of nuclear negotiators has set off for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in New York, where...


Week in DC: Events

April 27, 2015 Insurgency in the Middle East and Its Threat to the United States Date: April 27, 9:00 am Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E Street...


NPT2015 Twitter Feed

Follow the 2015 NPT Review Conference on Twitter The post NPT2015 Twitter Feed appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read more From:: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – April 26, 2015

Ebola-affected countries suffered over 10,000 extra malaria deaths | Scientists to share real-time genetic data on deadly MERS, Ebola | Chemists against chemical weapons | U.S. Army moves closer to achieving public health accreditation...


Enhancing CBRNe Response with Scenario-Based Training

A paper by Rick C. Mathews, Director, National Center for Security and Preparedness (NCSP), USA Responding to CBRNe incidents remains a top national security concern in the United States, particularly in New York State....


CDC Grant for Sustained, Improved Infection Control in Liberia

The Centers for Disease Control is awarding a grant to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) to support sustained strengthening of infection prevention and control, laboratory and...

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