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DARPA announce the Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program

DARPA announced in October the launch of the Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program, which aims to develop new, AI-based systematic approaches that increase the pace of discovery and optimization of high-performance molecules. A Proposers...


AUSA 2018: IAI announces new SAHAR C-IED unmanned ground vehicle

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has revealed a new autonomous improvised explosive device (IED) detection system based on its SAHAR family of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). The system is “a robotic engineering scout” that “integrates...


Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 8 October 2018

Americas Brazil – 7 October 2018: Federal troops were deployed in 11 states to reinforce security during the 7 October presidential election. Colombia – 6 October 2018: In Antioquia department, private local media reported...


Pandora Report 10.5.2018

TGIF! This week has been pretty busy in the world of biodefense, so before we get into ricin, Insect Allies, the new Biodefense Strategy, and all the other stuff in between, make sure you’ve...


A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Disciplinary Threats

by Janet Marroquin, GMU Biodefense Nearing the two year anniversary of the Biodefense Strategy Act and twelve years after the Amerithrax incident that changed the course of biodefense, a new National Biodefense Strategy has...


S&T’s Modernized Technology Research & Development Process

Supporting Joint Innovation Efforts through Public-Private Partnerships. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continues a long tradition of working closely with the private sector to develop innovative technology with...


FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector...


US calls ruling a defeat for Iran, ends treaty

Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2018 – The United States on Wednesday called an international court ruling against its Iran sanctions a defeat for Tehran as it terminated a 1955 treaty on which the case...

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