Author: DFNS


Findings of Tulane Biosecurity Breach Investigation

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have completed their joint investigation into how the...


Pentagon Dismantles JIEDDO Counter-IED Agency

MILITARY.COM – The Defense Department organization set up to help troops detect and destroy improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a diminished role under an administrative “re-alignment” that will result...


Week in DC: Events

March 16, 2015 Global Arms Trade, Recent Trends & Looking Ahead Date: March 16, 10:00am Location: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC The global arms trade impacts countries and...


Pandora Report 3.15.15

For those of us at Mason, Spring Break is nearing its end. For the rest of us, however, it’s business as usual. This week we’ve got stories about engineering nuclear worries in South Africa,...


Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – Mar 15, 2015

10 Americans evacuated from Sierra Leone after possible Ebola contact | Clinical management of potential bioterrorism-related conditions | Kansas quarantines two counties due to Missouri bird flu | Bird flu mutating in China, threatens...


S. Korea, US wrap up ‘Key Resolve’ military drill

Seoul (AFP) March 13, 2015 – South Korea and the United States wrapped up Friday one of their two large-scale annual military exercises that have prompted bellicose warnings and threats from an incensed North...


Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in US: Kerry

Washington (AFP) March 11, 2015 – US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Wednesday at a letter by Republican senators to Iran opposing the nuclear talks he is leading, saying it threatened global...


Kerry in new Iran talks as US political storm rages

Geneva (AFP) March 13, 2015 – Iran nuclear talks enter their critical end-game Sunday with US Secretary of State John Kerry due to meet his Iranian counterpart in Switzerland as a March 31 deadline...


Iran’s supreme leader warns against ‘deceitful’ West

Tehran (AFP) March 12, 2015 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday warned against “deceitful” world powers and branded a letter from Republican lawmakers as a sign of America’s internal collapse just...


Better Resolution in Microscopy

By Jonathon Marioneaux For centuries, light microscopes have helped biologists understand the inner workings of the cell by using the unique properties light and how it bends when traversing through different mediums. The first...


Ebola: American Evacuated from Sierra Leone to Atlanta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting contact tracing of individuals in Sierra Leone, including several other American citizens, following the evacuation to the U.S. of an American healthcare worker for...


Market Survey – Biothreat Environmental Sample Collection

The U.S. Army Contracting Command this week issued a new Request for Information (RFI) for tactical lightweight biological environmental sampling technologies in support of the Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) program. JBTDS will...

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