Wednesday, January 20th, 2021


FLIR Systems awarded contracts totaling $38 million

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Monday that it has been awarded new contracts totaling $38 million for FLIR man-portable multispectral targeting systems and integrated mobile long-range multispectral imaging and command and control systems. The buyer is an international military customer, but... Read More »

FDA approves new anthrax treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the Anthim injection to treat inhalation anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthim is also approved to prevent inhalation anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or appropriate. “As... Read More »

NIAID exercises option for RiVax

Soligenix, Inc., announced on Wednesday that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has exercised its option to accelerate the regulatory activities with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Soligenix's heat stable ricin toxin vaccine RiVax. The NIAID’s... Read More »

Tenable releases new security platform at RSA 2016

Tenable Network Security, Inc., released on Monday its latest security solution - a series of dashboard useable across multiple platforms that allow governments and other organizations to keep track of its cyber security status in real time - on Monday. The dashboards are configured according to... Read More »

R3 Technologies develops suicide bomb detector

R3 Technologies, a company specializing in radar detection systems, recently announced that its CBD-1000 concealed bomb detecting device is close to commercialization. “The suicide bomber can walk into a crowded place unnoticed and inflict a horrifying amount of death and destruction,”... Read More »

Conference of States Parties announces OPCW day events

The Conference of the States Parties announced on Wednesday that it would host an event to celebrate the inaugural International Day for the Foundation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), or “OPCW Day,” from May 2-4 at OPCW headquarters. Deliberations over... Read More »

UTMB collaborates with Brazil to combat Zika virus

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced a letter of intent on Friday to collaborate with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston to research and develop a Zika virus vaccine The initiative of the collaborating will be directed toward the development of joint research... Read More »

INTERPOL, Barclays partner in Singapore for cyber security

INTERPOL and Barclays have announced that they will enter into a private-public partnership in order to enhance the cyber security of both institutions. As part of the agreement, Barclays will become the first financial institution to have full-time staff operating at the INTERPOL Global Complex... Read More »

Batelle announces qualification for JE-ClaSS contract

Batelle has announced that it has qualified for a bid to provide technical and logistic services to the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense as part of the Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support (JE-CLaSS) Multi-Award Task Order Contract program. ... Read More »

Battelle secures new DoD cyber security contract

Battelle announced on Thursday that it has been awarded s Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Tasks (CS TAT) five-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Department of Defense. The new contract succeeds... Read More »

Sandia leads efforts to update power grid

Sandia National Laboratories is participating in the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium’s efforts to modernize the U.S.’s electrical grid and using its expertise in grid modernization to take the lead in the area of security and resilience. “Sandia has decades of experience in... Read More »

NIH experts discuss lessons learned from Ebola outbreak

In an issue this month for the medical journal Clinical Trials, leading researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), described the series of challenges and lessons learned to prevent future outbreaks. Among... Read More »

Ebola response strengthens health services in West Africa

As part of a year-in-review process, the Center for Disease Control recently outlined the steps of the Ebola recovery process in the Western African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. While the disease had a deadly impact in 2015, its spread had already diminished. In January 2015,... Read More »

IT survey reveals 2016 concerns for network security

Spiceworks recently released a new survey of IT security professionals that found that internal end users - employees - are among the greatest threats to network security in the coming year. The study found that though 80 percent of the organizations surveyed in 2015 had experienced some kind... Read More »