USAID to continue helping Việt Nam with post-war dioxin decontamination, mine clearance

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a meeting with Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Washington DC on May 13 (US time), as part of his activities while on a working visit to Read More …

Dragon Masters prepare to tame all hazards during domestic response force training

FORT STEWART, Georgia – Highly specialized Soldiers from the 63rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Company “Dragon Masters” trained for domestic response missions during an exercise on Fort Stewart, Georgia. The 63rd CBRN Company is preparing to serve on the Read More …

A New Age of Bioterror: Anticipating Exploitation of Tunable Viral Agents

Abstract: Advances in technology, particularly biotechnology, over the past decade have dramatically changed the world. Scientists are employing gene editing tools to cure genetic diseases, reduce the effects of climate change, and generate sustainable food sources. These same tools, however, Read More …

Philippines: PH, US armies train on CBRN, counter-IED operations

The Philippine Army (PA) and the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) have enhanced their capabilities in responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats and improvised explosive devices (IED) during the ongoing Balikatan Exercises held in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Read More …

U.S. Army civilian recognized for keeping 20th CBRNE Command units mission ready

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – A U.S. Army civilian was recognized for helping to keep the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier all hazards formation mission ready. William C. Hart was named the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command’s Read More …

DHS CWMD and Seattle Conduct a Biological Threat Preparedness Exercise

WASHINGTON – On January 25, 2022, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), Seattle area emergency managers, public health officials, lab officials, and first responders conducted a virtual tabletop exercise of the BioWatch program. Participants discussed how they Read More …

The U.S. Department Of State established Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group

The U.S. Department of State established the Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group (CFITWG) to address gaps in chemical forensic science and capabilities through an international partnership of experts from science, policy, academic, law enforcement, and export-control organizations. The effort Read More …

Soldiers train for Defense CBRN Response Force mission at Exercise Sudden Response

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia – Soldiers from the U.S. military’s premier all hazards command trained to respond to an improvised nuclear device detonation during Exercise Sudden Response, Jan. 21 – 27. Highly specialized teams from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Read More …

Since 2011 German authorities have thwarted 13 terrorist attacks, including 6 cases where the information alerts were received from abroad

Without information from foreign partners, a number of planned terrorist attacks in Germany in recent years might not have been prevented. According to the Federal Government, a total of 13 attacks have been thwarted by the security authorities in Germany Read More …