A blog post written by Stephen Pike, managing director at UK-based Argon Electronics, recently examined the HazMat risks that accompany industrial chemical incidents.
Pike maintains chemical manufacturing facilities present potential hazards that, if not properly addressed, could place workers... Read More »
A drug currently under development for use against flu pandemics is at risk of being outpaced by the virus it is meant to prevent, according to researchers at Imperial College London and Public Health England.
In a study, the organizations found that two genetic mutations could bring the flu... Read More »
A U.S. government program designed to crowdsource digital security expanded this week through the awarding of three contracts to Silicon Valley-based firms: Bugcrowd, HackerOne, and Synack.
Hack the Pentagon, which awards cash bounties for bugs found in Department of Defense (DOD) websites and... Read More »
Five SM-2 surface-to-air missiles built by Raytheon Co. recently completed five test flights successfully in exercises conducted at sea by the Republic of Korea Navy.
The SM-2 missile allows navies to defend against aircraft and anti-ship missiles as far away as 90 nautical miles and an altitude... Read More »
Emergent BioSolutions is launching a campaign to raise public awareness of the risks of opioids through public libraries and YMCAs.
Emergent, through its subsidiary Adapt Pharma, will provide one free box of its NARCAN Nasal Spray along with educational materials to all 16,568 public... Read More »
Recognizing the need for comprehensive cybersecurity programs, while also realizing the economic difficulties that hinder their development, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently formed a program to answer and address these issues.
S&T... Read More »
Public-private partnership project FirstNet has officially crossed the 3,600 subscriber mark for United States public safety agencies at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.
“FirstNet is being purpose-built to favor the important work first responders do. This is challenging and... Read More »
The West and Russia have increasingly different interpretations of strategic stability, according to a survey of U.S., Russian, and European experts conducted by the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
These differences increase the risk of miscalculation, nuclear competition, and escalation.... Read More »
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) launched a new training course on protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks.
The course, called Protecting Computer-Based Systems in Nuclear Security Regimes, brought together 37 participants from 13 countries for two weeks of training on best... Read More »
Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received an award to monitor contractors who move Army equipment and supplies throughout Kuwait.
Officials said the one year contract with one-year options calls for the deployment of Global Distribution Management System (GDMS) software in Kuwait and... Read More »
Achaogen recently announced that it would supply data from its discontinued LpxC inhibitor antibiotic research program to Pew’s Shared Platform for Antibiotic Research and Knowledge (SPARK).
"By sharing these data with the wider scientific community, Achaogen has demonstrated true leadership,... Read More »
After two years of construction, Dayton International Airport unveiled its $1.5 million General Aviation Facility last week, opening the new facility for international aircraft and passenger arrival.
It brings Dayton into the international fold, as foreign aircraft and passengers had to... Read More »
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded Pennsylvania more than $60 million in grant funding for firefighters.
“Every day, our first responders put themselves in harm’s way to help individuals and families, whether it’s responding to a medical emergency, fire, or... Read More »
Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new sounding rocket program to carry experiments and prototypes of missile technology that could significantly cut research and development time for new weapons systems.
The High Operational Tempo Sounding Rocket Program, or HOT SHOT, was launched... Read More »
Robotic Research, LLC of Maryland gained a three-year, $9 million military contract last week for work on Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming and Collaboration (AUSTC) for a variety of missions.
Robotic Research has worked with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering... Read More »