Flaming, purging breath!

Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, the commanding general of 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), was the guest speaker at the National Capital Regional Green Dragon Ball

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RCMP arrest biochemist in Ottawa

News reports are coming in that a man suspected of travelling from Nova Scotia with potentially hazardous chemicals has been arrested at an Ottawa hotel and identified by the RCMP as a former military biochemical weapons specialist from the United States.

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Down the slippery slope

The Universities of Bradford and Bath have produced a joint report highlighting how contemporary chemical and life science research may potentially be applied to the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent weapons.

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Let's get Otter here!

CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering improved strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRNe, Hazmat, Civil and Disaster Relief

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Best present ever

GIFT CBRN, Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for CBRN incidents, starts in Den Haag. A series of training modules, technology and research projects being developed for law enforcement, CSI and forensics professionals

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A busy year

EOD operatives from the 20th CBRNE Command dealt with more than 2,000 calls in 12 months

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Andy Weber departs OASD

Andy Weber, Assistant Secretary at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, resigned last week.

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Phoenix Force

20th CBRNE Command demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

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Being decisive

20th CBRNE Command are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers. Effectively this means being able to demonstrated the task force's ability to respond to CBRNE hazards in support of combat operations.

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Funding news

While we might not be seeing a return to the grant funding 'boom' times, we are seeing a activity in grant funding... sadly, for first responders at least, it is getting less.

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Avon rings in another $33 million order

Avon Protection announced an order of 135,000 M50 mask systems from the US Department of Defense under the additional requirements option of its sole source US Joint Services General Purpose Mask (JSGPM) program contract

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Falcon helps beat the habit

Falcon Consultancy & Cranfield University include Schedule One narcotics to their narcotics detector testing and evaluation portfolio

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Y, oh Y!

Hotzone Technologies, the trading and commercial arm of Hotzone Solutions Group, and Y-Max, Inc. signed an agreement for the distribution of Hotzone Solutions’ chemical warfare simulation agents and its associated decontamination-training products.

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Convergence brochure now up

The first brochure for CBRNe Convergence is now available for download. Information on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, workshops and much, much more.

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Battelle's REBS delivers solid performance record

REBS has been tested over the past several years in various Battelle and government-sponsored tests—including Boston’s subway. Most recently, a series of successful tests was carried out in which multiple REBS systems demonstrated the ability to rapidly detect and identify airborne biological

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Job Watch - July 13

Major General Thomas Spoehr gains another star, and Colonel Maria Gervais is selected for promotion to BG

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Call for papers for 6th CBRNE Convergence in San Diego

Poster abstracts are now being accepted for CBRNe Convergence 2013. As for 2012, speaking positions will be awarded to the abstracts deemed most scientifically and operationally interesting and worthy. Additionally there will be poster sessions and publication in CBRNe World available.

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