Monkeypox in DRC. 600 cases in 6 weeks.

In the paste 6 weeks, the WHO has reported an additional 629 cases of Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have also been six additional monkeypox fatalities reported. 

From the beginning of the year through to August 8th, 2,523 cases have been reported with 66 deaths. In 2020,

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NNSA announces U.S. Nuclear Nexus website

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) recently announced the rollout of U.S. Nuclear Nexus, a tool designed to foster timely connections between NNSA and the U.S. nuclear industry on the global deployment of advanced nuclear technology. Nexus will act as a single point of access for NNSA and...

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DTRA Awards Prime Contract to Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), Inc. a $185 million prime contract for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Subject Matter Expertise Advisory and Assistance Support. SPA's responsibilities in support of the Research and Development Directorate include  CBRN subject matter expertise; science and technology (S&T) development...

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Training News - Center for Domestic Preparedness

The CDP has been busy of late. Below you will find links and information on the training they are providing, including emergency response and hazardous materials courses. 

https://cdp.dhs.gov/news-media/article/cdp-devcom-finalizing-plans-for-updated-training-baysA Maryland-based team from U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) recently visited the CDP campus to discuss the first artist renderings of...

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DHS CWMD Awards $6.7M Contract for U.S. Coast Guard Radiological and Nuclear Threat Detection Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) has awarded a $6.7M task order to procure 2,364 Polimaster next-generation personal radiation detectors (PRDs) for the U.S. Coast Guard.  

These PRDs are specialized for use in a maritime environment to detect radiological and nuclear threats.

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CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

On August 18th the CDC announced a new center designed to advance the use of forecasting and outbreak analytics in public health decision making. Once established, the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics will bring together next-generation public health data, expert disease modelers, public health emergency responders, and high-quality communications, to...

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Robotic Research Awarded SBIR Phase II Contract from DTRA

Robotic Research, LLC, a global leader in autonomous technology and solutions, announced today that it was awarded this summer a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

As part of the two-year contract, Robotic Research will increase the capacity of its Pegasus...

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Heat Biologics Announces Formation of Biothreat Advisory Board

Heat Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, announces it has commenced development of a new biosecurity/biodefense initiative. The Company also announces it has formed an advisory board to support this initiative. Joining the new advisory board are David Lasseter, Former Deputy Assistant...

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Milrem Robotics demonstrates off-road autonomy

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The European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics exhibited their Intelligent Functions off-road capabilities at the first demonstration of iMUGS, the project to develop the European standard unmanned ground vehicle.

The autonomy demonstration was performed using two THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles. First, one THeMIS UGV followed a human...

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