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Zilinskas: U.S. biodefense needs improvement

The United States is increasingly turning to biodefense as threats against the homeland continue to grow, but the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey's Dr. Raymond Zilinskas recently warned that the larger problem remains that no one knows the true state of American... Read More »

INTERPOL hosts digital security challenge in Singapore

The INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge, which took place last week in Singapore, gave participants from 26 countries a scenario that gave them 52 hours to identify a blackmailer demanding a 10,000 bitcoin ransom. “Cybercrime investigations are becoming more and more complex and this challenge... Read More »

Frech: U.S. should focus on biodefense, preparation

The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense’s “National Blueprint for Biodefense” warned that “the United States is underprepared for biological threats,” adding that “biological events may be inevitable, (but) their level of impact on our country is not.” To combat a biological... Read More »

DARPA reveals latest Grand Challenge details

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the details for its latest Grand Challenge on Wednesday - ensuring that the rapidly growing number of military and civilian wireless devices can function with the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. DARPA officials... Read More »

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 »