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Sunday, October 1st, 2023

DHS announces cross-border CAUSE IV experiment

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate announced this week that it is preparing for another installment of cross-border experiments with Canada. The DHS will work with the Defense Research and Development Centre for Security Science... Read More »

BARDA, HHS seek animal test models for CBRN threats

The United Stated Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) facilities to support establishing new animal tests/models for the development of biological medical countermeasures against biological threats, influenza and emerging infectious... Read More »

INTERPOL holds nuclear trafficking conference

Nuclear weapons are the greatest means of instant wide-scale destruction, and the illegal trafficking of such devices is the focus of a new international conference being held by INTERPOL this week. The conference is expected to draw some 270 participants from more than 100 countries around the... Read More »

PAHO releases statement on Zika Virus spread, prevention

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), released a statement this week following the continued spread of the Zika virus across the Americas. PAHO gave two main reasons for the spread - the population of the Americas has not been exposed to the... Read More »

INTERPOL training targets chemical smuggling

INTERPOL announced this week that it will begin training in Laos, Cambodia, to enhance investigative skills against illicit chemical weapons. Under Project Chase, a program designed to combat chemical weapons smuggling, the organization will run a five-day training course from Jan. 18-22. The... Read More »

New Jersey DHS releases 2016 Threat Assessment

As part of the continued effort to keep New Jersey secure, the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness recently released a Terrorism Threat Assessment 2016. In the wake of the most high profile year for terrorist attacks since 2001, the report classified likely terror... Read More »

Terrorist attacks on four British cities thwarted

Terrorist attacks on four British cities were thwarted last week after two pilots were intercepted discussing the plan using their “mayday” channel. The pilots were discovered after using the mayday channel, which they did not believe was monitored. The attacks would have hit Bath, Brighton,... Read More »

CDC adds more countries to Zika virus warning

The CDC added more countries to its interim travel guidance related to the Zika virus on Friday, including Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa. A Level 2 travel alert was also issued by the CDC on Jan. 15 for those traveling to countries that have... Read More »