Two USA procurement updates

1. Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Sensor Processing Group (NBCSPG)

Awarding Authority: Department of the Army, ACC-APG SCRT - Edgewood

2. Common Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) Compliant Radiation Detector (CCRD) Technical and Engineering Support...

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Nabco get into Abu Dhabi

Nabco announced that the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police had purchased three of their TCVs and other assorted equipment to 'help counter and respond to chemical, biological and explosive threats.’ The 64-GT SCS TCVs ordered allow maximum stand off distances for the public when dealing

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Hold me. I’m feeling PROTECTed

Smiths Detection announced that they had been awarded a five year contract from the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) for a continuation of detection systems and an upgrade of their libraries and radiological detection. The system forms part of PROTECT, Program for Response

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Royal protection

The UK’s Royal Society published a new report – Making the UK Safer: detecting and decontaminating chemical and biological agents – with recommendations to protect the UK against CBRN threats. Copies of the review are available here:

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War C(brn)rimes

The Netherlands was expected to press that the International Criminal Court expanded its definition of war crimes to include the use of CB weapons. The Netherlands was backing a Belgian measure to include chemical and biological weapons in War Crimes, as opposed to a Mexican proposal that

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Bill Passed

The US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill intended to improve security at the nations biological research facilities. The panel voted 8-1 in favour of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2009, it is not apparent when the

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Oh god, he didn’t say foolproof did he?

Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal was breezily confident when discussing the preparations for the international 'Commonwealth Games’ in 2010: “'Delhi has successfully organized various international meets. […] Not only [for the] Games but we are looking at the security of the city

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You Ponce!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed what they think it a high speed test to deal with biological contamination detection. Adrian Ponce within JPL has used a method using dipicolonic acid as a trigger for a luminescing effect on terbium - terbium is the chemical that generates the

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