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US concerned at heightened Russian air activity

The recent increase in Russian military air activity over European airspace presents a ‘risk’ to regional security, the US government stated on 31 October. Speaking from the Pentagon, Press Secretary Navy Rear Admiral John...


Mounting a Good Offense against Measles

NewEnglandJournalofMedicine: Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge. …read more From:: Virtual Biosecurity Center


Toward the 2015 NPT Review Conference Roundtable Discussion

CNS convenes an informal diplomatic debate on the key disarmament and nonproliferation issues to help prepare the groundwork for the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The post Toward the 2015 NPT Review Conference Roundtable Discussion...


Week in DC: Events

November 3, 2014 Kurdistan: From Pawn to Player Date: November 3, 10:00am Location: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036 Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir was...


DTRA Issues Ebola Broad Agency Announcement

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) has issued a new funding mechanism for advancing Ebola countermeasures during FY2015-2016. The primary objective of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is...


Vaccine Experts Urge More Attention for Measles

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because of its high level of...


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Industry Day

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) “2014 DNDO Industry Day” will be held December 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. This event will provide interested vendors, universities, national laboratories,...


Thunderstorm: Drones in CBRN Detection and Terrorism

The Department of Defense has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in support of future capability demonstration events conducted by the Thunderstorm Technology Demonstration Program. Thunderstorm is a series of technology demonstrations and other...


DoD Seeks Help Manufacturing Ebola EZ1 Assays

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Natick Contracting Division is conducting market research to obtain information regarding the capability of companies to manufacture Ebola Zaire Real-Time PCR (EZ rRT-PCR) assays...


Upgrade programme creates FIM-92J Stinger

An upgrade programme has begun at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) in Oklahoma to convert more than 2,000 ageing FIM-92E Stinger Block 1 man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) to a modernised FIM-92J configuration. The...


Glory trip for Minuteman III

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on 23 September, delivered its payload to a target at Kwajalein Atoll. In order to validate the accuracy, safety...


China slams sale of six MCMVs to Taiwan

Key Points China has protested at the inclusion of foreign components and systems in six MCMVs to be built for RoCN The MCMVs will likely form a key component of Taiwan’s defence against China’s...

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