GE unveils battery-free threat detection device


The Global Research Division of General Electric (GE) has developed a battery-free radio-frequency identification technology that has the potential to detect chemicals and other hazardous material, the company announced this month. In partnership with the Technical Support Working Group, Quantum … Read More »

Homeland chief calls on Congress to OK funding

Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave an address on Tuesday in which he stressed the importance of funding for his department and what the consequences would be if funding were not renewed by this Friday’s deadline. The department currently is … Read More »

Nalas to conduct defense research with DTRA award


Nalas Engineering Services, Inc. announced on Monday that they will be conducting research in combating and neutralizing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA.) Current means of counter measures do not destroy … Read More »

OPCW and Swiss government host advanced chemical weapons protection course

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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Government of Switzerland on Tuesday hosted their fourth iteration of the Swiss Advanced training course in protection against chemical weapons. The course took place Feb. 16-20 at the SWISSINT … Read More »

DHS recounts Nuclear Forensics act successes


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday recounted the five-year anniversary of the passage of the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act as a part of the response and prevention of nuclear attacks. The bill was instrumental in the establishment … Read More »

AEGIS Ballistic defense system test completed


The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system was completed with personnel from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy. This test was the first flight … Read More »

State Department waives sanctions against 2 Chinese entities


The U.S. State Department waived chemical and biological proliferation sanctions against Nanjing Chemical Industries Group, and Jiangsu Yongli Chemical Engineering and Technology Import/Export Company on Tuesday. Nanjing was sanctioned by the department in 1997 for contributing to the chemical weapons … Read More »

Subjects for Ebola vaccine trial exceeding target

Dr. Stephen Kennedy

The number of volunteers for clinical trials on two Ebola virus disease vaccines has exceeded expectations, researchers said Monday. Stephen Kennedy, co-investigator for the Clinical Research Partnership between Liberia and the U.S., said the trial target of 600 subjects has … Read More »

McPherson unveils CBRNe detection device

McPherson Model 275DS

McPherson unveiled a new compact, double monochromator on Tuesday that may aid in the detection of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNe) threats. The McPherson Model 275DS device utilizes the Standoff Raman spectroscopy technique to be able to analyze a large … Read More »

OPCW and CTBTO leaders strengthen partnership


Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treat Organization (CTBTO) and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) officials met Monday in The Hague to discuss the partnership of their organizations. The CTBTO and OPCW are obligated to inspect their member states for any … Read More »

Smiths Detection Inc. will present at International Association of Fire Chiefs event

Smiths Detection Inc. will present at International Association of Fire Chiefs event.

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) has chosen Chris Weber, the company’s hazardous materials expert, to give two presentations at the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2015. Weber and Richard Dufek, a battalion chief from Carmel, Indiana, … Read More »

Schumer announces over $32 million in funding to cover Ebola costs

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced Friday that  after successful Ebola virus preparedness training, New York was the recipient of federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Preparation for Ebola and the successful treatment of one patient had … Read More »

ECBC to implement new standards in handling agents

ECBC physical scientist Nancy Pusey develops standards for agent compounds.

The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) announced Thursday it is developing new methodologies in preparing reference materials of chemical and biological agents. The center specializes in the live handling of dangerous chemical and biological agents for defense research and provides … Read More »

LANL unveils detection technology collaboration project


Scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) last week unveiled a collaborative project aimed at enhancing detection capabilities of explosives. The Los Alamos Collaboration for Explosives Detection (LACED) online website serves as a information hub for the latest technology … Read More »

HHS to fund Ebola preparedness efforts


The Department of Health and Human Services Security (HHS) will invest $194.5 million in health care system preparedness and response to Ebola, and the development of a regional Ebola treatment strategy. HHS will offer the funds to states and other entities … Read More »