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2014-03-06 16:21:07

Company to Provide Research and Development to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction RESTON, Va., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to conduct research and development to combat weapons of mass destruction. The multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a five-year base period of performance, a...

2014-02-24 23:22:34

Components of the Departments of Defense and Health & Human Services (HHS) signed a memorandum of understanding and strategy for joint work on February 21 to synchronize current programs and future efforts aimed at preventing, identifying, tracking, and mitigating biological incidents or attacks impacting the United States and our allies and partners. Fort Belvoir, VA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Components of the Departments of Defense and Health & Human Services (HHS) signed a...

2014-01-15 14:19:08

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is still 5 minutes to midnight and much too close to doomsday The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists today called on the United States and Russia to restart negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals, to lower alert levels for their nuclear weapons, and to scrap their missile defense programs. The Board also implored world leaders to take immediate action to combat climate change as it announced that the minute hand...

2014-01-08 12:20:14

Index Highlights Positive Trends and Dangerous Gaps As World Leaders Prepare for Nuclear Security Summit in March WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Its key finding: Despite progress, including a valuable Nuclear Security Summit process,...

2013-12-03 12:20:24

Nearly 3,000 Solvers Participate in "The DTRA Algorithm Challenge" Hosted by InnoCentive; Solution Will Keep U.S. Soldiers and Department of Defense Personnel Around the Globe Safer WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. STRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA/SCC-WMD) announced the winner of the $1 million "DTRA Algorithm Challenge." The winners developed an algorithm which can most rapidly and...

2013-12-03 00:20:12

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A book explaining why nuclear weapons programs in many developing nations have been prone to inefficiency and failure has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Jacques Hymans, associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California, earned the prize for his 2012 book "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation." At...

2013-11-04 23:21:40

Career Development team at NTI helps students to secure employment with area companies. Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) with campuses in Scarborough and Bangor, Maine has seen a dramatic increase in job placement for recent graduates this fall.  NTI's Career Development office has also been receiving a record number of calls from area employers seeking qualified well-trained candidates.  Many are responding to gain access to...

2013-09-23 23:03:20

The winner of DTRA/SCC-WMD’s most recent initiative, “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” was recently announced by the agency. Fort Belvoir, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The winner of DTRA/SCC-WMD’s most recent initiative, “The DTRA Algorithm Challenge” was recently announced by the agency. Team Huson was selected as the winner according to Col Ronald K. Hann, selection authority for the agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate. He added that nearly 3,000...

2013-09-05 16:20:46

Company to Provide Cooperative Threat Reduction Logistics Support MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide integrated logistics services, including procurement, shipping, warehousing, international travel support, and program support for worldwide Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) operations. The single-award,...

2013-09-04 23:03:40

Stevens and the Federation of American Scientists to Collaborate on the Development of a Virtual Nuclear Issues Education Center Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private technological research university, and the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on reducing nuclear threats to national and international security, have been awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to host...