• Block Mems LLC have been awarded Phase II of the Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity (IARPA) Program for the standoff detection of explosives and toxic chemical threats.
    Under Phase I, Block successfully demonstrated the ability to detect trace quantities of explosives and other threats on multiple surfaces at 1 and 5 meter standoff distances in a few seconds. The contract value of the program is now at $10.7 Million. and is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

    “I am very pleased to receive the second Phase of the SILMARILS Program,” said Dr. Anish Goyal, Block’s VP of Technology and Principal Investigator of the SILMARILS Program at Block.

  • The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the US Army CBRNE Analytical Remediation Activity (CARA) has awarded a contract to Government Scientific Source for the provision of spectrometers to support the mission of CARA to the value of $840,958.20.

    Government Scientific Source, Inc. (GSS) is a supplier of laboratory products and equipment to federal, state, and municipal government. Established in December 1991 as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), GSS maintains multiple GSA federal supply schedules, IDIQ contracts, and customized B2B e-commerce platforms, to facilitate procurement administration and compliance.

  • On Saturday 13th the residents of Hawaii received a shocking emergency alert notification stating “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the message, which went out on TV, Radio and cellphones transpired to be a false alarm and a second emergency alert was sent to phones 38 minutes after the initial message confirming this.
    Commander David Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there is no threat: “USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii,” the statement read. “Earlier message was sent in error. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible.”

  • On January 5th we posted a story that the CDC would be holding a Grand Rounds session on ‘Response to a Nuclear Detonation’

    The CDC have now changed the planned programme and will be holding the rounds on “Public Health Response to Severe Influenza” instead

  • 908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, today announced a new software update for MX908™, which includes the introduction of a new mission mode – Drug Hunter.

  • Mystaire® Inc, Creedmoor NC announces the release of the Latitude™ Fentanyl Filtered Hood, which provides law enforcement professionals with another safety tool when handling fentanyl and its analogues.  Latitude maximizes user accessibility and incorporates redundant filtration for added safety and easy maintenance.  The Latitude fentanyl filtered hood was designed with rear wall pre-filter and HEPA filtration.  This design pulls potentially harmful particulate away from the operator’s breathing zone in an even horizontal airflow path, increasing particulate capture.

  • Battelle has been awarded a contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop threat assessment software to help prevent the creation of dangerous organisms. 
    IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program is aimed at the creation of a critical new capability to counter potential threats associated with advancements in biotechnology.

  • First Line Technology, a leading provider of disaster preparedness and emergency response equipment, announced it has been awarded a 10-year fielded contract through the United States Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) omnibus Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle.

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

  • On January 16th 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) the CDC will be holding a Grand Rounds webcast to disseminate information on what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation. there will also be an opportunity to learn how planning and preparation efforts for a nuclear detonation are similar and different from other emergency response planning efforts.

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