Nerve agent found in scrap yard?

We have had our attention directed towards a news story today that a capsule of nerve agent has been found at a Scrap yard in Russia. Russian security services confirmed on Monday media reports that a capsule believed to contain the extremely toxic nerve agent sarin had been discovered in the

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No Sh*t Sherlock!

Andrew Johnston is pleased to see that the level of political understanding of CBRN incidents remains worryingly low…

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Take a Chair

Cassidian, the new name for European Defence giant EADS’ Defence and Security Division, announced that they have set up an Innovation Works to promote Security Research. They have also endowed a Chair of Detection Technology at Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, and are interested

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A bottom explosion

A new MO has been isolated in suicide bombers after the failed assassination of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The suicide bomber had hidden the explosives in his anal cavity, with it presumably set off by some form of remote control (since the bomber was in a crowd at the time), and while

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Is that a canoe in your pocket?

Smiths Detection, perhaps in timely response to the attempted ass-assassination of Prince bin Nayaf (see below) announced that their B-Scan provided fast, non-intrusive internal and external search for hidden weapons and other contraband. The device uses a smaller dose that backscatter x-ray

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Israel prepares…

There have been signs of increased CBRN defence capability towards a, currently, nebulous (but no doubt intelligence driven) threat, but a Summit in Herzloya has perhaps given a further insight into their concerns. Brig.-Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel, director of the National Security Council's

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You can have a bit too…

While the GAO gets its teeth sunk into the FBI the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was also handing out some whup-ass to the DHS for over-spending and delaying efforts in next generation radiological detection. Senators Liebermann and Collins chastised DHS for

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G20’s Water Monitor

Agentase, a division of ICx, helped provide security for Pittsburgh’s G20 summit by providing their continuous water monitor to the Water and Sewer Authority. The Watersentinel was inserted upwater of sensitive sites and uses enzyme polymer hybrids to detect nerve and blood agents in the

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By Columbus’ Beard!

Decongel, a polymeric hydrogel for containing and 'decontaminating’ radiological material is one of the three finalists for the Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award for 2009. Devised by the Polymers division of Cellular Bioengineering Inc - http://www.decongel.com/index.html - their

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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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Decon station

Cristanini announced it has started an “important co-operation” with the Danish procurement agency for a deployable decon field station. This military system will join the civilian variant already in service with the Danish Department of Homeland

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