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NNSA helicopter now on hunt for radiation in Washington, D.C.

January 4, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Data collected by a helicopter flying daily over Washington, D.C., through next week could one day be key to detecting a nuclear or radiological weapon amid the clutter of harmless radioactive sources scattered through the city. The National Nuclear Security Administration began sending the rotorcraft loaded with radiation-detection equipment over...

Pentagon, NIH fund pollen-based vaccine delivery research

December 10, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. government in recent months has committed nearly $2 million for research that could one day allow troops in the field to vaccinate themselves against biological warfare threats. At the core of the Texas Tech University work on improved vaccine delivery is pollen -- the allergy-provoking powder released by...

Lawmakers press improvements to Project Bioshield

June 7, 2006 Legislation is being introduced again this year intended to go beyond Project Bioshield in promoting development of drugs that would be needed to treat victims of an act of biological terrorism. Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., on Tuesday submitted the House Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug...

Justice unit trains first responders at former Army base

October 7, 2004 ANNISTON, Ala. - Nearly 200,000 U.S. first responders have received training through the Center for Domestic Preparedness here, in programs begun in the mid-1990s but accelerated after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Tucked away on the site of the former Fort McClellan, the center from the outside looks like a...

CDC restructures to better battle bioterror

May 26, 2004 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that it is refocusing priorities and reorganizing operations this year to better protect the United States against biological attacks and to promote health amongst all Americans. The agency will now focus its attention and funding on two "overarching health protection goals":...

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