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DTRA/SCC-WMD in the News - 2016

Nov 29 - Iraqi Officials Find Strange Collection of Makeshift ISIS Drones

Nov 29 - Flu forecasts successful on neighborhood level -- DTRA-supported research could help predict, stop spread of biological weapons

Nov 28 - Chernobyl nuclear disaster site sealed with massive steel shield

Nov 28 - DTRA Researchers at UMD Crack the Code of a Deadly Virus

Nov 28 - DTRA observes USN Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit during Operational Readiness Evaluation 

Nov 28 - DTRA officer  says combat vets motorcycle group provides camaraderie and a chance to give something back

Nov 27 - DTRA sponsors 6th Annual Biosafety Officer Symposium in Tbilisi

Nov 27 - DTRA helps celebrate 20th Anniversary of the National Center for Disease Control in Georgia

Nov 26 - US Amb. Kelly greets newest fellows for DTRA-sponsored Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program

Nov 23 - Rapid Testing Crucial During Ebola Outbreaks

Nov 23 - US Congress Briefed On Russian Actic Nuclear Cleanup

Nov 21 - What Global Disease Threat Worries Public-Health Officials Most?

Nov 20 - DTRA officer at Kirtland Air Force Base drives cattle for a good cause

Nov 18 - Ground Collections Task Force Practices Nuclear Forensics Capabilities

Nov 17 - US says ISIS is using 'Mad Max'-style vehicle bombs in Iraq

Nov 17 - Great Falls remembers it veterans -- JIDO's Maj. Gen. Bentz says 'remember all who served'

Nov 16 - U.S. Develops 'Phaser' To Shoot Terrorist Drones Out Of The Sky

Nov 15 - Border Police of Georgia, US Embassy, DTRA inaugurate new border control facility

Nov 15 - Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest -- DTRA Researchers at UT Austin Discover New Antibodies

Nov 14 - Looking to a cloud to share data faster - DTRA working with Air Force, Army, Navy on program

Nov 13 - Montenegro hosts DTRA-supported, DTRA-executed exercise; 32 nations train on dealing with CBRN disasters

Nov 7 - U.S. Issues Counter-UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Hard Kill Challenge

Nov 5 - DTRA-Backed Multiplex Molecular Flu Diagnostic Gains FDA Approval

Nov 5 - Nobel Prize Winner Part of Chem-Bio Defense Research Portfolio

Nov 5 - Sensors and Cameras May Help Defeat Improvised Threats

Nov 4 - Balancing Science with Security: Seeking a Stronger Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Nov 4 - Protecting our troops from disease: FDA approves early detection and diagnosis device

Nov 4 - DTRA employs Nobel Prize winning nanotechnologies to protect nation's warfighters

Nov 3 - U.S. Strategic Command welcomes Hyten as new commander

Nov 3 - MOVER puts tethered UAV onto tactical vehicle - System designed to find land mines, IEDs

Nov 3 - Has a new mutation in the Ebola virus made it deadlier?

Nov 3 - Gen. John Hyen assumes leadership of StratCom today - then he'll confront an array of unprecedented threats

Nov 2- Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria - DTRA-supported team at MIT says antimicrobial peptides can kill strains resistant to existing antibiotics

Nov 1 - Nuclear CSI: Noninvasive Procedure Could Identify Criminal Nuclear Activity

Nov 1 - DTRA officer drives cattle on breaks from teaching fire response

Oct 31 - New commandant takes the lead at DTRA's Defense Nuclear Weapons School

Oct 30 - Teenager's decision became a 42-year career in emergency management, nuclear decontamination

Oct 29 - DTRA/SCC-WMD, US Embassy celebrate opening of Command and Control Center on Georgia's border developed to improve border security, counterproliferation efforts

Oct 29 - PACOM, DTRA, US Embassy Inaugurate Vietnam Coast Guard Facility in Quang Nam - Partnership Geared Towards Improving Relations, Maritime Security

Oct 29 - US-funded Command and Control Center opens on Georgia-Armenia border

Oct 28 - Vietnam Coast Guard boat maintenance facility inaugurated in Quang Nam - US helped build facility to improve security

Oct 27 - Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Georgian Border Police command and control center at Sadakhlo

Oct 26 - Georgia's Ag Minister, US Ambassador, Cooperative Threat Reduction Director meet on bio lab

Oct 25 - Making a Splash in New Research with Shark Antibodies

Oct 25 - The Rising Threat of Agroterrorism -- Why Biosecurity, Biosafetyand Biosurveillance Matters

Oct 25 - 'Trojan Horse' Antibody Attacks Ebola

Oct 25 - Shark antibodies for chemical, biological threat detection, treatment

Oct 25 - Turnkey Detection: Rapid Diagnostics in the Field

Oct 24 - Developing Shark Antibodies for Warfighter Protection -- DTRA, NRL look to detect. treat biothreats

Oct 24 - Georgia reopens Marnuelli lab; DTRA's CBEP supported upgrade

Oct 22 - Defense Nuclear Weapons School class teaches roles in nuclear response

Oct 21 - U.S., Armenia continue cooperation to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Oct 20 - Inhaled Antibiotic Could Be Used as Broad-Spectrum Bioterrorism Countermeasure

Oct 20 - Ebola Flight: USAF's Air Mobility Command trains with DTRA's Transport Isolation System

Oct 20 - Navy to join Japan, S. Korea drill aimed at N. Korea shipping WMD

Oct 19 - Urgench (Uzbekistan) opens regional diagnostic lab with help from DTRA

Oct 19 - Ukraine kicks off command and staff exercise with SESU and DTRA

Oct 19 - DTRA and Navy Looking to Sharks for Warfighter Protection

Oct 18 - Khorezm Regional Diagnostic Laboratory opened in Urgench, Uzbekistan, with support of DTRA

Oct 17 - The Apps They Carried: SOftware, Big Data, and the Fight for Mosul -- How JIDO's Digital Tools Help the Warfighter

Oct 13 - DTRA supporting research on pre-exposure nerve agent antidote

Oct 13 - DoD to Study Omadacycline as Countermeasure for Plague, Anthrax

Oct 13 - Study finds DTRA-backed Ebola treatment ZMapp holds promise, although results not definitive

Oct 12 - Pentagon Urgently Pushing Anti-Drone Tech to ISIS Fight

Oct 12 - Department of Defense continues commitment to Global Health Security Agenda; cites work done by AFHSB, DTRA, CBEP

Oct 11 - Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones

Oct 5 - DTRA researcher one of three scientists who created nano-sized machines to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct 5 - VIDEO: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Molecular Machines, Explained

Oct 4 - Secretary of Defense hosts 36th Annual Disability Awards Ceremony; DTRA employee one of only 18 awarded

Oct 4 - Searching for Ebola: Where is it hiding and when will it be back?

Oct 4 - Special Report: On Alert - "Manning" Underground Nuclear Weapons

Oct 3 - Improvised Threats Organization Becomes Part of Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Oct 3 - DTRA-Backed Ebola Vaccine Moves Closer to Being Licensed

Sep 30 - Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency joins DTRA/SCC-WMD as the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization

Sep 29 - World's First Ebola Vaccine Closer to Being Licensed

Sep 29 - Futuristic 'Smart' Uniforms to Protect Nation's Troops

Sep 29 - DTRA provides 3 mobile labs to Ukraine for rapid bacteriological tests in the field

Sep 29 - Policing Chemical and Biological Threats Through Synthetic Biology

Sep 29 - Conquering Viral Threats: New Protein Design for Countermeasures

Sep 26 - Carter: DoD Will Rebuild, Sustain its Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise

Sep 26 - Carter: Nuclear Triad 'Bedrock of Our Security'

Sep 26 - Singapore hosts WMD counterproliferation exercise Deep Sabre 2016

Sep 26 - Turning particle detectors into weapons detectors: Particle physics could solve problems with nuclear weapons disarmament

Sep 25 - Defense Threat Reduction Agency maintains 50-year Norway connection

Sep 22 - To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water: Pellets could give soldiers a backpack pharmacy

Sep 21 - DTRA/SCC-WMD Hosts the 15th Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Global Synchronization Conference

Sep 21 - JIDA challenge aims to counter enemy IED in culverts

Sep 15 - Defense Nuclear Weapons School EOD has a history of excellence back to its founder

Sep 14 - Army Researchers Work to Rapidly Identify Biological Threats in Food, Water

Sep 14 - Agencies plan, prepare for 'worst day' with Malmstrom Air Force Base

Sep 13 - DTRA instructors from KAFB teach first responders in Georgia

Sep 13 - As ISIS closed in, US & European allied raced to remove chemical-weapon precursors in Libya 

Sep 13 - DNWS EOD teaches how to identify WMD threats

Sep 9 - New 'Trojan Horse' Antibody Strategy Shows Promise Against All Ebola Viruses

Sep 8 - New Edgewood Chemical Biological Center research and technology director driven by desire to contribute

Sep 8 - DTRA Europe director mentors Foreign Area Officers

Sep 7 - Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery

Sep 7 - Defense Nuclear Weapons School's Nuclear Incident Response Course Hosted at Dobbins ARB

Sep 7 - DTRA works with University of Florida on 8th World Melioidosis Congress

Sep 6 - Military Health Leaders Say That DoD's Investment in Global Health Engagement Continues to Grow 

Sep 1 - U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center tests use of drones to detect battlefield threats for DTRA

Aug 31 - Royal Navy helps destroy last of Libyan chemical weapon stockpile to keep it from Islamic State

Aug 30 - NNSA Announces Elimination of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) from Indonesia -- All of Southeast Asia Now HEU-Free

Aug 29 - Happy Anniversary, Kazakhstan: 25 Years of Reducing WMD Threats

Aug 24 - Coast Guard warns about the danger of discarded munitions; WWI-era mustard gas still a hazard to commerical fishermen

Aug 23 - DTRA's CBEP, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan co-host conference on infectious diseases

Aug 20 - D.A. Henderson, 'disease detective' who eradicated smallpox, dies at 87

Aug 20 - 8 people ill after exposure to sick pigs at Michigan fairs

Aug 19 - Soviet Anthrax Mishap Could Have Been Worse

Aug 17 - Study: Malaria Parasite Improves Odds of Surviving Ebola

Aug 17 - Ask an Expert: Senator Richard Lugar on Cooperative Threat Reduction

Aug 16 - Rock; Paper; Zika: Paper Wins as New Detection Tool 

Aug 16 - Mosquitoes take on rabbit fever and win - Scientists say insect's biodefenses could help humans

Aug 16 - Tiny Technologies Combat Nerve Agents

Aug 16 - DTRA Mentors Next Generation of DoD Scientists

Aug 12 - Scientists find de-icing agent remains stable at more than a million atmospheres of pressure

Aug 11 - Scientists protect mice from gamma radiation with "Conan the Bacterium"

Aug 9 - Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Weapons: Zombie Reindeed Attack With Anthrax

Aug 9 - 1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war

Aug 4 - NPS students work with Lab researchers on DTRA-funded projects

Aug 3 - 'Second skin' uniform protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents in the field

Aug 2 - This temporary tattoo could save your life: Mini sensor electrochemically detects what is in your sweat

Jul 29 - US & UK Successfully Demonstrate Nuclear Forensics Capabilities

Jul 27 - The CREATIVE Decontamination System Performance Model

Jul 26 - U.S. DoD Funds $1.5M PITT Study to Identify and Destroy Hazardous Chemicals

Jul 25 - Defeating Deadly Attacks to the Central Nervous System

Jul 25 - Decon Study Uses CREATIVE Methods to Mitigate Evolving Chem-Bio Warfare Distribution

Jul 25 - Early Successes of DTRA's Blood-Brain Barrier Program Suggest New Countermeasures

Jul 22 - Digital Detection: ECBC Researchers Explore Pathogen Detection through Open Source Website

Jul 20 - Researchers develop a 'physical cryptography' for secure and accurate accounting of the world's nuclear arsenals

Jul 14 - DoD Experts Tell Congress Nuclear Modernization Efforts 'Crucial'

Jul 14 - ECBC Team Slashes Time, Cost of Getting Better Decontamination Solution to Warfighters

Jul 13 - Surprise nuclear strike? Here's how we'll figure out who did it

Jul 13 - USA invests $9.8 million in construction of Armenian Healthcare Ministry's National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Jul 12 - Doomed To Cooperate - Russia, The U.S. And Nuclear Weapons After The End Of The Soviet Union

Jul 11 - Rear Adm. Scott Jerabek named DTRA Deputy Director

Jul 9 - WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: U.S. Contributions to Enhancing Allied Resilience

Jul 7 - Congress talks port security and smuggled nukes

Jul 7 - Letting the Catalyst out of the Bag: Leveraging Interagency Efforts

Jul 7 - Agent X Still a Threat to Warfighters

Jul 7 - Networking Across Continents for New Melioidosis Countermeasures

Jul 5 - In the air, on the water, underground: 9th CST radiation drills push the limits

Jul 5 - Spongy electronic 'nose' can sniff out nerve gas and pesticides

Jul 4 - UCF researcher studies chemical weapons in his lab

Jul 4 - Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study

Jul 4 - Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines: Tests in mice show the vaccines work against Ebola, influenza, and a common parasite

Jul 1 - What's your poison? Researcher engineer toxing to deliver drugs to specific cells

Jun 30 - Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector: Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents

Jun 29 - DTRA receives prestigious DoD Engineering Achievement Award for work in nuclear forensics

Jun 29 - Quick, early test for Ebola could prevent epidemics

Jun 29 - Lightning lab: Recreating nature's big show to test safety of nuclear weapons

Jun 28 - Nuclear Radiation Detector Wins Coveted Prize for UMKC Professor and Team

Jun 28 - Cooperation of U.S., Russian scientists helped avoid nuclear catastrophe at Cold War's end, Stanford scholar says

Jun 28 - Researchers working on sensor that could help keep nation safe

Jun 28 - Opening Remarks to the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

Jun 27 - U.S. Government Trains Sri Lankan Officials on Counterproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jun 27 - US, Japan, S. Korea conducting first joint ballistic missile defense drill

Jun 27 - Anthrax capsule vaccine completely protects monkeys from lethal inhalation anthrax

Jun 24 - WWI Centennial: Somme Bombardment Begins, German Unleash Phosgene Gas at Verdun

Jun 24 - Towards the development of a sustainable scientific research culture in Azerbaijan

Jun 23 - U.S. and Armenia Work Together to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jun 23 - Scanner more rapidly and accurately identify radioactive materials at U.S. borders, events

Jun 22 - New and Evolving CBRNe Threats Facing the Post-9/11 Generation

Jun 15 - Program maintains nukes to deter war

Jun 13 - Researchers study combustion behavior of chemical weapons

Jun 13 - U.S. Statement to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's PrepCom 20th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting

Jun 9 - Scientists design energy-carrying particles called 'topological plexcitons'

Jun 6 - Walking and talking behaviors may help predict epidemics and trends

May 26 - Here's how the Marines are training to deal with dirty bombs

May 24 - 'Skin in the Game' with the Individual Protection System Performance Model

May 24 - Big Data to Forecast Threats Before They Happen

May 24 - Advancements in Laser Research Lead to Better Stand-off Detection for the Warfighter and Nation

May 16 - From outer space to inside the human body: a look at UofL's nanotech center

May 16 - Nunn, Lugar saw beyond Cold War

May 13 - Experiment aims to advance nuclear monitoring

May 10 - Cooperative Threat Reduction Program - You want to do WHAT for the Soviet Union?

May 10 - Aston Carter: Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Continues Through DTRA

May 9 - DTRA Grant Supports Research for Nuclear Site Inspection

May 9 - Nunn-Lugar: 25 Years of Cooperative Threat Reduction

May 9 - Carter: Threat-Reduction Program Was Novel Response to Historic Change

May 3 - Biosafety Lab in Marneuli Receives ISO Rating

May 2 - Mobile Mapping App Capturing Bat Data in Africa for Biosurveillance Training

Apr 29 - Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease 'Flare-Ups' in Western Africa

Apr 29 - Walking the Runway: Modeling New Trajectory Patterns of Chemical Agents

Apr 29 - Lethal Weapon 24: Fighting Ebola with Human Antibodies

Apr 29 - Reduced evolutionary rate in reemerged Ebola virus transmission chains

Apr 27 - Armenia upgrades lab in Tavush with help from CTR's Cooperative Biological Engagement Program

Apr 27 - NNSA Conducts Fifth Experiment Aimed to Improve U.S. Ability to Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions

Apr 27 - Russian inspection team observes 3ID Soldiers training in Bulgaria

Apr 26 - Tiny Plastic Lung Mimics Human Pulmonary Function

Apr 26 - UMD researchers develop laser technique for radiation detection

Apr 24 - T-1 training area in Nevada to train European police officers for dirty bombs

Apr 22 - Police ready for bio-chemical response after US training

Apr 21 - NTVTonight reports on DTRA-led CBRN training in Kenya

Apr 21 - NUWAIX exercise wraps up

Apr 19 - Kings Bay to conduct nuclear drill

Apr 18 - Georgia detains six it says were trying to sell uranium

Apr 15 - U.S. Embassy and Armenian Ministry of Health Celebrate Opening of Tavush Regional Laboratory of National Center of Disease Control and Prevention

Apr 14 - DTRA representative discusses counterproliferation with Young Diplomat's Club

Apr 13 - Minister of Internal Affairs and US Ambassador Laid Foundation of Cynology Center of Border Police

Apr 13 - Real Time, Precise and More Accurate Detectors to Bolster Nuclear Security

Apr 12 - Japan prepares for release if tritium from Fukushima plant

Apr 11 - Ambassador Kelly and Minister of Internal Affairs Mghebrishvili break ground on Georgia Land Border Project

Apr 11 - Mammoth Milestones for Synthetic Biology

Apr 8 - What's Your Vector Victor? Baiting Mosquitoes for Smarter Vector Surveillance

Apr 8 - Defense Nuclear Weapons School reservists educate 1st responders on nuke attacks

Apr 7 - DTRA-supported UC Irvine study finds safer stem cell-derived therapy for brain radiation recovery

Apr 7 - A Cocktail of Biology: Shakin' up the Space with Synthetic Ingredients

Apr 6 - Armenia National Center for Disease Control and Prevention open Tavush regional Laboratory

Apr 5 - Radioactive wild boar contaminated by Fukushima causing havoc in Japanese communities

Apr 4 - New metallic glass bounces: The secret is to make it almost -but not quite- unstructured

Apr 1 - U.S. Commandos Trained to Stop Terrorists With 'Dirty Bombs'

Mar 31 - Delegations of Ukraine, U.S. discuss final stage of solid rocket propellant elimination from SS-24 ICBMs

Mar 29 - Mapping the Global Health Security Agenda

Mar 29 - Protecting soldiers from emerging infectious diseases

Mar 28 - The Army's New Chemical Defense Testing Lab

Mar 24 - Chinese nuclear security center opens with help from Sandia Labs

Mar 24 - DTRA/SCC-WMD/SJFHQ-E Releases Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

Mar 22 - DTRA and other DoD ELDP students take on water obstacles

Mar 22 - New crystal is four times more sensitive to X-rays

Mar 21 - NHRC Partners with DTRA to Protect Warfighters from Emerging Infectious Diseases

Mar 18 - The Soviet Union Falls, International Biosurveillance Rises: DTRA's Cooperative Biological Engagement Program

Mar 17 - Mobile isolation unit for highly contagious fits Air Force cargo planes

Mar 17 - DTRA/SCC-WMD Exec. Dir. among women leaders in "Working to Form a More Perfect Union" discussion at McNamara HQ Complex

Mar 13 - 16 US ships that aided in Operation Tomodachi still contaminated with radiation

Mar 11 - Surprise nuclear strike? Here's how we'll figure out who did it

Mar 10 - DTRA Program Helps Nations Tackle Biological Threats

Mar 4 - DTRA/SCC-WMD Leadership Changing Hands

Mar 3 - HANEY: Whole of Government Approach is Imperative to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction

Mar 1 - BEVERSTOCK: An International Approach is Essential to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction

Mar 1 - 14th Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Global Sync Conference

Feb 29 - DTRA Scientists Develop Cloud-Based Biosurveillance Ecosystem

Feb 29 - Successful human trials give hope for Ebola countermeasures

Feb 25 - New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement

Feb 11 - [VIDEO] DTRA/SCC-WMD Director testifies before HASC Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee 

Feb 10 - DTRA/SCC-WMD Director testifies before HASC Subcommittee

Feb 5 - Early Warning: Brought to you by the DoD Chem-Bio Defense Program

Feb 4 - Computer-designed protein protects against flu in mice - Engineered molecule may hail new class of antivirals

Feb 3 - DoD Chemical-Biological Program has a Global Mission

Feb 2 - Toxicant penetration and scavenging study key to effective ion channels blocking therapies

Feb 2 - JIDA To Become JIDO Under Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Feb 1 - Precious Metals for Biological Defense

Feb 1 -
Department Realigns Counter-IED Capabilities

Jan 28 - Rise of the Bugs, and DoD the Biosurveillance Enterprise

Jan 28 - Natick scientists collaborating to create 'second-skin' protection

Jan 27 - Sensing the future of molecule detection and bioproduction

Jan 27 - US Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director Visits Kenya Medical Research Institute

Jan 26 - New surface could streamline medical tests

Jan 26 - Russian inspection team observes US training, capabilities

Jan 21 - Antibodies may be 'silver bullet' for Ebola viruses

Jan 21 - Researchers may hold key to developing a single treatment against several types of Ebola

Jan 20 - Ebola Cure Found? Gavi, Merck Sign $5 Million Deal For Experimental Vaccine Days After New Case Emerges

Jan 19 - Experimental Immunotherapy Zaps Two Most Lethal Ebola Virus Strains

Jan 11- DTRA deputy observes interpreter training

Jan 11 - START team visits Vandenberg

Jan 6 - Global Disease Detection Stories: Open Borders, Safe Borders—Thailand Keeps Watch for Outbreaks

Jan 6 - DoD Continues Mobile Laboratory Support in West Africa

Jan 1 - Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Phones ICBM Crews on New Year's Eve