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U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) requirement of technologies to support sensitive site exploitation (SSE), military information support operations (MISO), and human performance

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The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) (www.soc.mil) has posted a request for information (RFT) to evaluate selected exploitation technologies. In a November 7 Federal Register notice, SOCOM invited industry, academia, individuals, and government labs to submit technology nominations for which SOCOM will provide input.   The event is designed …

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Wireless Sensor Networks enable future IoT revolution, smart cities and detecting, classifying and tracking Military threats

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A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a wireless network consisting of spatially distributed autonomous devices using sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions. The self-powered nodes are equipped with sensors of light, sound, heat, pressure, e.t.c, communicating components and data processing that gather information or detect special events and send the …

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New counterterrorism strategy, tactics and technologies to prevent threats to US Homeland Security

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“Terrorist tactics continue to evolve, and we must keep pace.  Terrorists seek sophisticated means of attack, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons, and cyber-attacks.  Threats may come from abroad or be homegrown,” says Department of Homeland Security. Nick Rasmussen, Director Counterterrorism Center said, “The array of extremist terrorist …

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Collaborative UAVs for Early warning of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats

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The threats of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) hazards continue to advance. CBRN weapons are some of the most indiscriminate and deadly weapons in existence today, with capability to affect large population in wide geographical area and in short time. The release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear …

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Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) developing new drug Bioscavengers to protect military troops from chemical weapons

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Nerve agents, such as sarin, are among a many rarely poisonous chemical weapons. Sarin is a colourless, odourless liquid fatal even at very low concentrations. Serious sarin poisoning causes visual disturbance, vomiting, breathing difficulties and, finally, death. U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on “Current and projected …

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