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Daily Briefings Newsletter – Emergency Preparedness and WMD

// by Hank Glauser

Meeting the Requirements of the SAFE Port Act

An old idea has been reintroduced that has the potential of meeting the elusive requirements of the SAFE Port Act without killing the economy in the process. The proposed solution, the Portunus Concept developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, proposes a set of offshore ports that are close enough to shore to support a vibrant… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

DHS Establishes Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, today announced the establishment of a new office within DHS aimed at preventing terrorists and other national security threats from using chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear material. The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office will elevate and streamline DHS efforts to protect Americans and U.S.… Keep Reading

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// by Homeland Security Today

EXCLUSIVE: Over Exposure

Terrorists’ deployment of a radiological exposure device, which in its crudest form would be nothing more than an unshielded radiological source, if hidden and left in a mass public venue, over time would expose anyone in proximity to harmful – and potentially lethal – radiation poisoning. Used commonly in a host of medical and industrial… Keep Reading

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// by Homeland Security Today

BARDA awards contract to Southern Research to combat bio-threats

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded a contract to nonprofit organization Southern Research to develop novel animal models for testing the effectiveness of medical countermeasures against biological threat agents. BARDA is a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the US Departmentof Health and Human… Keep Reading

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