Tag Archives: biosecurity

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Lou Von Thaer, President and CEO of Battelle, His Fourth Wash100 Award

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Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Lou Von Thaer, president and chief executive officer of Battelle, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Von Thaer for leading efforts to advance biosecurity and other emerging technologies for Battelle.

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Investment Priorities

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Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said that his investment priorities for DARPA are aligned with President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Walker, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told House Armed Services Committee members at …

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Jason Matheny Outlines IARPA’s 2018 Biosecurity Initiatives

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to launch new research programs in 2018 to mitigate threats associated with biological weapons, FCW reported Friday. IARPA Director Jason Matheny told FCW in an interview that advances in biotechnology present growth opportunities for medicine, agriculture, energy and materials, but could also lead to the creation of …

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GAO: USAID Should Reverse Reimbursements Made without Legal Authority, Establish Reimbursement Policies

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the U.S. Agency for International Development to reverse reimbursements that were not made in accordance with the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015. According to a report published Wednesday USAID made 271 reimbursements prior to the passing of the Act, and …

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Andrew Weber: Bioweapons Threat a ‘National Security Challenge’

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Pentagon official Andrew Weber discussed global biosecurity scenarios and measures during a panel discussion held at the Aspen Security Forum last week in Colorado, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Weber — assistant defense secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs — said that materials used to make biological weapons or other …

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