How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers Read More …

U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly Read More …

USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging Read More …

DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part Read More …

DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be Read More …

Emergency services exercise builds partnership between Guard unit, Fort Lee

The 34th Civil Support Team and Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services personnel conducted a joint exercise Tuesday to rehearse their response plans to hazardous material situations. The CST – at Fort Pickett and comprised of members from the Virginia Read More …