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DTRA in the News - 2017

Apr 18 - Defense Nuclear Weapons School marks milestone

Apr 17 - Pentagon starts review of nuclear posture ordered by Trump

Apr 17 - Pence Confident 'We Will See A Korean Peninsula Free of Nuclear Weapons'

Apr 17 - HHS Secretary Price Authorizes Emergency Use of Nerve Agent Antidotes

Apr 17 - In a Dragon's Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential Antibiotic

Apr 17 - Brain Rescue: Recovery From Neurological Attack

Apr 17 - Hawaii panel asks state to prepare for North Korea nuclear attack

Apr 16 - Army Lasers Will Soon Destroy Enemy Mortars, Artillery and Drones From Strykers

Apr 15 - 'Mother of all bombs' is a runt compared to the DTRA-developed GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penatrator

Apr 13 - US Army purchase DRONEBUSTER system for use in fight against ISIL

Apr 13 - FACES OF DETERRENCE: Minot Airmen secure, maintain two legs of U.S. nuclear triad

Apr 13 - North Korea may have sarin-tipped missiles, PM Abe says

Apr 13 - Satellite photos show North Korean nuclear site 'primed and ready'

Apr 12 - U.S. nuke-sniffer aircraft arrives on Okinawa as tensions rise on Korean peninsula 

Apr 12 - DTRA's Defense Nuclear Weapons School celebrates 70 years of training the nuclear forces

Apr 12 - U.S., Russia agree to push chemical weapons probe

Apr 11 - Secretary of Defense Mattis: 'No Doubt' Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens

Apr 11 - Defense chief Mattis says Syria will pay a big price if it uses gas again

Apr 10 - Genomics Is Buried In Too Much Data -- DTRA, LANL, NMRC want "EDGE" to help doctors, labs cut analysis time from days to minutes

Apr 9 - DTRA's Defense Nuclear Weapons School celebrates 70 years of nuclear training

Apr 7 - U.S. Strike Designed to Deter Assad Regime's Use of Chemical Weapons

Apr 6 - Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes

Apr 6 - Inside the Uranium Underworld: Dark Secrets, Dirty Bombs

Apr 3 - NATO counter-IED equipment delivered to Iraq's Ministry of the Interior

Mar 29 - U.S. WMD Disposal Unit Takes Part in Joint U.S./South Korea Drills

Mar 23 - DTRA Acting Director briefs House Armed Services Committee on CWMD strategy, policy and programs

Mar 23 - Rep. Stefanik's Opening Remarks of HASC Hearing on DoD's CWMD Strategy, Policy, Programs

Mar 23 - US, South Korean soldiers practice taking out chemical-weapons labs

Mar 22 - 'Lab-On-A-Glove' Could Bring Nerve-Agent Detection To Your Fingertips

Mar 21 - US Stryker Vehicle Mounted With First Defensive Laser Zaps Drones During JIDO Challenge

Mar 21 - How the military is defeating drones

Mar 21 - Counter-drone is the new counter-IED

Mar 20 - DoD Debating Approach to Fighting Enemy Drones

Mar 20 - US Embassy hands over $7m testing lab, latest assistance from DTRA builds on previous efforts to stop, treat Ebola

Mar 19 - Physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films

Mar 17 - Army Demonstrates Integration of High Energy Lasers Weapon on Combat Vehicle -- JIDO's UAS 'Hard-Kill Challenge' Advancing Counter-Drone Technologies

Mar 16 - Inside the FBI's Remote Bomb-Test Training Range -- Hazardous Devices School, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center look at IEDs and more

Mar 15 - How Intelligent Drones Are Shaping the Future of Warfare

Mar 15 - What Happens If a Nuclear Bomb Goes Off in Manhattan?

Mar 14 - Drone warfare in Mosul shapes US Army training to defeat airborne threats

Mar 13 - A Reporting Team's Nuclear Stress Test: Hazmat Suits, Face Masks and 9 Flights of Stairs

Mar 12 - DTRA, Civil Support Team helps prepare for nuclear incidents

Mar 10 - Elite NYPD Team Protects City From Dirty Bombs, Waterborne Threats

Mar 10 - Nuclear Device in NYC: New York National Guard ponders the unthinkable

Mar 8 - General Selva Tells HASC: Nuclear Deterrent is the Joint Force Modernization Priority

Mar 7 - Thumping 'thread' mimics heart's response to drugs -- DTRA supported research could help develop vaccines, therapeutics for military troops

Mar 7 - If you see the men in hazmat suits on Fantasy Harbor, don't be alarmed

Mar 7 - Death by Nerve Gas: Two Arrests, Many Questions in Attack in Malaysia

Mar 6 - Dominating the New High Ground: US Troops Using Wide Range of Counter-Drone 'Guns,' Jammers and More

Mar 6 - The Fantastic Voyage: "Submarines" Set Sail for New Drug Delivery

Mar 6 - Organs Made to Order for Testing New Countermeasures

Mar 6 - Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Paving a Path to Innovation

Mar 3 - S. Korea, U.S. hold training to counter N.K. weapons of mass destruction

Mar 2 - DoD's SIGMA Program Completes Testing of Ambulance-Mounted 'Dirty Bomb' Detectors

Feb 28 - Counter-Terror Chief: Expect Terrorist Drone Swarms 'Soon'

Feb 28 - Test blasts simulate a nuclear attack on a U.S. port

Feb 23 - CO National Guard Soldiers Partner With Jordanian Forces For Chemical Threat Exercise -- Training came about as a result of DTRA-Jordan relationship

Feb 23 - Antimicrobial substances identified in Komodo dragon blood

Feb 22 - New Biosensor Could Help Search For Nuclear Activity

Feb 22 - Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties -- Technology could aide development of therapeutics, vaccines

Feb 20 - US Navy Working to Improve Disease Surveillance in Cambodia

Feb 20 - Catalytic Conveyer Belt: A new method for controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow

Feb 16 - International Collaborations to Defend Against Biological Weapons: The UK/US Experience

Feb 16 - Clemson team partners with DTRA to develop nuclear-activity sensor

Feb 14 - Prestigious INFORM journal awards JIDO researcher -- Paper revisits Pearl Harbor to examine future national security crises 

Feb 14 - Iridium-192 theft a wake-up call

Feb 13 - DTRA's Defense Nuclear Weapons School prepping additional nuclear response classes

Feb 11 - US Defense Threat Reduction Agency working with Georgia's MIA Border Police, Coast Guard 

Feb 10 - DTRA honors DoD civilian with 50 years of service

Feb 10 - Nanotube growth moving in right direction -- DTRA may use for WMD detection, protection

Feb 9 - US's Defense Threat Reduction Agency will help Georgia modernize border

Feb 9 - Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs hosted delegation from Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Feb 8 - DOS, DTRA Lead Efforts Supporting Training for Emergency Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Incidents

Feb 8 - U.S. Helps Improve CBRN Response Capabilities in Kenya

Feb 7 - Getting Smarter for New Warfighter Countermeasures

Feb 7 - Diagnoskeeter: Diagnosing Mosquito-Borne Viruses 'On the Fly'

Feb 3 - JIDO, SOCOM Organizing Contests to Counter Enemy Drones -- Challenges Are Focused on Smaller UAS Purchased Online or in Stores

Feb 1 - DTRA working with Sandia Labs in developing new medical field lab designs

Feb 1 - DTRA Helps Kenya Build CBRN Response Capability

Jan 17 - DTRA Leveraging Approved Drugs to Expand Biodefense AMR Countermeasure Arsenal

Jan 16 - DTRA Researcher Using Electricity, Not Molecules, to Switch Cells On and Off

Jan 13 - Recreating conditions inside stars with compact lasers -- DTRA research could have multiple applications

Jan 13 - BIOWARE FEARS: Scientists race to develop vaccine for the PLAGUE amid fears terrorists could use the Medieval disease to kill millions

Jan 13 - Is Anti-Drone Gun Taking Out ISIS Quadcopters in Mosul?

Jan 12 - Carter Receives First Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Award

Jan 11 - Ash Carter recognized with the Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize

Jan 11 - JSTO in the News: Joint Science and Technology Office stories for January 2017

Jan 10 - "We Must Never Accept the Use of Chemical Weapons Anywhere, Under Any Circumstances"

Jan 10 - Changing the Tide of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Jan 10 - Old Antibiotics, New Tricks to Combat Bio Agents

Jan 10 - And The Oscar Goes To "Organ-On-A-Chip" -- DTRA project to enhance chem/bio protection wins R&D 100 nod

Jan 9 - Hair, Toenail Clippings Could Detect Nuclear Smugglers

Jan 6 - DoD, DHS Conduct Large Scale Chemical Hazard Modeling Trials

Jan 5 - On-Demand Portable Biomolecular Manufacturing

Jan 5 - Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hikers provide data for study of health, performance

Jan 4 - The Drone Wars

Jan 3 - ISIL ramps up fight with weaponiseed drones

Jan 1 - ISIS plotting chemical attack on UK