Proniras Awarded BARDA contract to develop nerve agent MCM

Proniras Corporation announced in April that it has been awarded a contract potentially worth $89.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop tezampanel as a medical countermeasure for the treatment

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CDP Program receives ABSA accreditation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) Biological program has been accredited by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International.

ABSA inspectors visited the COBRATF, a biosafety level 2 facility, in...

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Presentation of Encircle project at the LYON Chamber of Commerce

On January 9th 2018, Ludovic Ouvry attended the Lyon Chamber of Commerce for a day dedicated to the 2018 calls for Security in the H2020 program.

The objective of this day is to enable the actors of research and innovation in security to inform themselves, to exchange ideas together and to...

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French Initiative

France hosts launch of “International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons”

On 23 January 2018 the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs hosted the launch of the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons. Its creation...

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Block chosen for Phase II of IARPA program

Block Mems LLC have been awarded Phase II of the Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity (IARPA) Program for the standoff detection of explosives and toxic chemical threats.

Under Phase I, Block successfully demonstrated the ability to detect trace quantities of explosives and...

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FUNder GCATS

Battelle has been awarded a contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop threat assessment software to help prevent the creation of dangerous organisms. 

IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program is aimed at...

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European forces decide they can do without the UK

France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. European Union foreign and defence ministers attended a

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FLIR Announces New Radiation Detector: the identiFINDER R440

FLIR has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440 handheld radioisotope detector and identifier. The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides homeland security personnel with critical infrastructure protection and military and first responder special teams quick situational assessment during radiological

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Plastic Explosives - The Barbie Bomb Plot!

Lebanese intelligence helped foil an Islamic State terrorist attack on an plane bound for Abu Dhabi from Sydney in July. The planned attack involved explosives planted inside a Barbie doll and a meat grinder according to the Middle East country's interior minister, Nouhad Machnouk.

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Air Force awards contracts for a new ICBM weapon system

The Air Force has announced the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program, the replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM.

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The Great Elector

John Hart, from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on the potential candidates for leading the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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DHS encourages research in drone forensics

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a $928,541 research-and-development contract to VTO Inc. to increase law enforcement capabilities to identify, collect and analyze evidentiary data from consumer and professional drones

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Passport Systems Announces SmartShield System v2.0

Passport Systems, Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of its SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System software. In addition to its groundbreaking Analysis function, the SmartShield system now includes the SmartShield Source Simulation application that allows users to

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Agilent purchase Cobalt Light

US technology giant, Agilent Technologies, today announced it has acquired U.K. based raman technology company, Cobalt Light Systems for £40m

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Khan Shaykhun and the FFM

On 29 June the OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) in Syria issued its report concluding that sarin had been used at Khan Shaykhun (Idlib Governate) on 4 April 2017

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