Government Executive - Authors - Diane Barneshttp://www.govexec.comDiane Barnes is a reporter with Global Security Newswire, having first joined the publication as a staff writer in 2007. She covers daily developments on Syria's chemical weapons, Iran's nuclear program, strategic arms control and other issues. Barnes has contributed to publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Palm Beach Post and the London Daily Telegraph. She is a graduate of George Washington University.en-usFri, 27 Jun 2014 09:38:08 -0400Will the U.S. Keep Buying Medicine for 'Black Swan' Attacks? will have to decide whether it's worthwhile to guard against relatively unlikely biological attacks.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 27 Jun 2014 09:38:08 -0400 Li, senior scientist at Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, works to develop an anti-radiation drug in 2004.Lenny Ignelzi/AP File PhotoTerror May Become a Bigger Focus at Med School biochemistry-course lecture on nerve agents could become part of coursework.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 24 Jun 2014 16:42:34 -0400 conducts 'dirty bomb' drill on the Third Avenue bridge in 2011.Bebeto Matthews/AP file photoPentagon: B-61 Bomb Update Faces Possible Delays's time line faces risks from separate work under way at the Defense and Energy departments.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 07 Apr 2014 16:36:17 -0400 Department file photoU.S. Nuclear Lab Wraps Up Security Update 'Under Budget,' Despite Surprise Costs cost estimate was far greater than a projection NNSA adopted later on.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 04 Apr 2014 17:17:52 -0400 Stated Department of EnergyWatchdog: U.S. Struggles to Track Nuclear-Arms Design Records data exposes the U.S. nuclear arsenal to an array of unnecessary costs and risksDiane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 31 Mar 2014 17:27:40 -0400 perform maintenance on W-76 nuclear warhead. National Nuclear Security AdministrationPotential Suicide Bomber in Sochi May Indicate Broader Threat to Olympics U.S. counterterrorism official warns of possible larger conspiracy.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireThu, 23 Jan 2014 09:15:35 -0500 Russian police officer searches a driver as his vehicle is also screened at an entrance to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games park.David J. Phillip/APContractors Slammed for Uranium Project's Ballooning Expense was 'overly optimistic' in its assumptions, auditors say.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 15 Jul 2013 16:58:15 -0400 Fault Pre-Boston Attack Intel Sharing'He was on our radar screen, and then he was off,' lawmaker says of the deceased suspect.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireThu, 09 May 2013 16:26:42 -0400 After Ricin Mailings, Pentagon Says it Wants a Vaccine antidote or means of prevention yet exists for ricin.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 30 Apr 2013 17:32:37 -0400, Poorly Trained Guard Dogs Could Endanger Nuclear Arms Site site gets the animals on a 5-year contract worth nearly $15M.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 29 Apr 2013 15:10:56 -0400 Payne/AP file photoHow Pressure Cookers Get Classified as a WMD Justice Department is using an expanded definition of the term.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 23 Apr 2013 15:37:24 -0400 Saves National Guard WMD Unit That Helped in Boston sought to dismantle the team but then requested 2014 funding for it.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 16 Apr 2013 17:01:52 -0400 Seeks High-Tech Nuke Radiation Defenses office is looking for pre- and post-exposure treatments to counter radiation's short-term health effects.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 29 Mar 2013 16:55:41 -0400 group of workers wearing protective suits and masks stand next to the No. 4 reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.Issei Kato/APNew Defense Chief Addresses Massive Cuts Hagel issues warning within hours of taking office.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireWed, 27 Feb 2013 17:45:15 -0500 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to service members and civilian employees at the Pentagon.Cliff Owen/APU.S. to finalize avian flu funding policy in weeks pause took effect last January after bioterrorism fears caused a panel to recommend more studies.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 25 Jan 2013 16:28:34 -0500 virus quickly infects healthy tissues, as seen in this tissue culture sample. Centers for Disease ControlSequestration endangers new bomber, Air Force secretary warns Donley says 'every program would be affected if sequestration were to hit.'Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireFri, 11 Jan 2013 15:35:16 -0500 Air Force has planned on a next-generation successor to its B-2 bomber.United States Air ForceSecurity debate shadows nuclear chief's departure have been seeking D'Agostino's resignation for months.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireThu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:15 -0500's Thomas D’AgostinoNational Academy of Sciences photoHagel pick could signal U.S. policy shift on Iran might pave the way for a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireWed, 09 Jan 2013 09:26:09 -0500 DepartmentU.S. to push for new anthrax vaccine by 2017 federal government has sought for years to develop a successor to BioThrax.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 10 Dec 2012 15:41:52 -0500 U.S. plans trial distribution of anthrax vaccine in early 2013 would examine the potential to more widely distribute the countermeasure to first responders on a voluntary basis.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 17 Sep 2012 16:41:00 -0400 Vladimir Koletic/Shutterstock.comDefense nominee backs prompt global strike effort wants capability to deliver conventional warheads to any point in the world.Diane BarnesFri, 10 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 details plan for new nuclear bomber to carry out missions with or without onboard pilots, the fleet would be the "centerpiece" of a suite of long-range strike aircraft.Diane BarnesThu, 02 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400