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BioWatch RFI – Portable Biological Identifier

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) in support of the BioWatch program to determine the current state of technologies that can provide a cost-effective, portable biological...

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BioWatch RFI – Trigger/Detector Capability

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) in support of the BioWatch program. The effort seeks to determine the current state of technologies that can provide a...

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Meridian Awarded 129M for Nerve Agent Antidote

The U.S. federal government has recently awarded the following notable contract related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) medical countermeasures: Meridian Medical Technologies, Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum...

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Ghana Prepares for Nuclear Energy Program

VOICE OF AMERICA – Ghana is set to become the second country in Africa to introduce nuclear energy after South Africa. This follows the International Atomic Energy Agency approval of Ghana’s application after decades...

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BioWatch RFI – Autonomous Biodetection System

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new Request for Information (RFI) in support of the BioWatch program. The goal of the Department of Homeland Security BioWatch program is to detect the...

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Rumors About Nuclear Weapons in Crimea

The news media and private web sites are full of rumors that Russia has deployed nuclear weapons to Crimea after it invaded the region earlier this year. Many of these rumors are dubious and...

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Attackers hit bank in southern Afghanistan

AL JAZEERA – Suicide attack and ensuing gunfight hit bank in Lashkar Gah city, killing at least 13 people, including six attackers. Continue …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)

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The growing economic cost of infectious diseases

HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE – Emerging pandemic disease outbreaks such as Ebola increasingly threaten global public health and world economies, scientists say. We can expect five new such diseases each year, into the future....

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NPT Symposium: Fresh Ideas for the Future

CNS joins with the Netherlands government to offer Fresh Ideas for the Future Symposium at the NPT review conference. The post NPT Symposium: Fresh Ideas for the Future appeared first on James Martin Center...

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Australia seeks comment on new defence export laws

The Australian Department of Defence released a draft copy of proposed amendments to the country’s Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 on 17 December, with the government seeking industry comments on the proposed changes throughout...

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EU research project creates new CBRN equipment

New CBRN protective gear developed for civil first-responders by an EU-funded security research project has dual-use potential for Europe’s militaries, according a European Defence Agency (EDA) expert. The project’s creation of an integrated ensemble...

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This Week’s Top 5 Islamic State News Stories

By Erik Goepner Are negotiations with IS inevitable? Padraig O’Malley, professor at UMASS and veteran mediator of civil conflict, thinks so. “A way in time must be found to talk to Islamic State,” he...

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FDA, HHS Award to Diatherix

DIATHERIX Laboratories, Inc., has been awarded a second federal contract to continue its work in the development of methodologies for diagnostic tools to detect certain low prevalence, high priority biodefense pathogens. The contract is...

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Emergent BioSolutions Expands Biodefense Franchise

Emergent BioSolutions today announced that it has acquired the lead broad-spectrum antibiotic candidate, currently receiving Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) development funding, from Evolva Holding SA. The oral and IV treatment for Burkholderia pseudomallei...

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53 Approved Drugs May Help Block Ebola Infection

Researchers found 53 existing, approved drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn...

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Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Los Angeles (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 – Sony Pictures abruptly canceled Wednesday the release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers, reportedly suspected to be ordered by...

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