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Chief of Navy Operations Visits NAMRU-6 Lab in Peru

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert recently visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) as part of his regional engagement with the navies of Chile, Peru and Colombia....


GEMS Program Application Period Now Open

The application period for the 2015 student educational outreach program Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) at APG is open through March 15. GEMS is an Army-sponsored summer STEM enrichment program...


Army Seeks Analytical Services for CBRN, ISR and C3 –

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – The Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) has announced a requirement for analytical support services in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Continue Reading …read more From:: CBRNe (CBRN)


Avalon 2015: US Navy progresses MQ-8C sea trials

The US Navy (USN) has now logged 355 flight hours, about 20 of them at sea, with the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, the USN’s deputy MQ-8C programme manager said on 25...


Coalitions to Watch at the 2015 NPT Review Conference

CNS experts discuss how cross-regional coalitions might influence the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The post Coalitions to Watch at the 2015 NPT Review Conference appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read...


MIT Develops Rapid Paper Strip Ebola Diagnostic

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a...


Chemical Agent Response Learning System (RAILS-CHEM)

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – Spectral Labs Inc. of San Diego, Ca. was recently awarded a follow-on contract in support of the Realistic Adaptive Interactive Learning System – Chemical Agent Response (RAILS-CHEM) program. The overall goal...


Commentary: Nuclear Dangers: Myth, Reality, Responses

DEFENSE NEWS – Since the 2014 ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine has undermined European security and the rules-based international order. Even before the crisis in Ukraine, bilateral cooperation in the...


Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes

POLITICO – Ash Carter has quietly thrown down the gauntlet in a lingering dispute with Russia: If President Vladimir Putin continues to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the U.S. could respond in kind....


IBC Threat Assessment February 2015

This is the fourth issue of the new feature called the IBC Threat Assessment we initiated in November 2014. It is intended to inform our readers about ongoing and emerging CRBNe-threats that need the...


China on the Defensive

Many emerging economies are increasing their spending on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence. Whether by improving protective and detection equipment available to their military or by implementing the contingency planning necessary to...


US Ambassador Visits Malaria Research Sites in Cambodia

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd, together with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Director Sean Callahan, traveled to Anlong Veng in Northwest Cambodia last month for site visits to malaria research...


US denies Israel in the dark over nuclear talks

Washington (AFP) Feb 18, 2015 – The White House on Wednesday denied keeping Israel in the dark over ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, but suggested its ally had cherry-picked information to bolster opposition to...

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