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Army Public Health Center Kicks Off Construction on $210M Research Lab in Maryland; John Resta Comments

The U.S. Army Public Health Center has begun construction on a new $210 million laboratory that will consolidate research work at 11 buildings located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. John Resta, director of the service branch’s Public Health Center, said researchers will use the 279,000-square-foot facility …

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DHS, McCarthy Mortensen JV Begin Final Construction Phase of National Bio, Agro-Defense Facility; Reginald Brothers Comments

McCarthy Mortensen NBAF A Joint Venture has kicked off the final phase of construction for a national bio and agro-defense facility in Manhattan, Kansas, under an $835 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security. The McCarthy and Mortensen team is building the 87,000-square-foot central utility plant that will contain boilers, chillers, emergency …

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FDA, Industry Groups Partner to Form Medical Tech Cyber Standards

The Food and Drug Administration has partnered with industry groups to develop standards meant to help medical device firms protect their technology offerings from cybersecurity threats, MassDevice reported Thursday. Arezu Sarvestani writes the FDA released formal guidance last year recommending that manufacturers document their cyber risk management measures in premarket …

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Shutdown Could Force NNSA to Close Sandia, Los Alamos National Labs

The National Nuclear Security Administration is preparing to cease operations at New Mexico-based Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories should the government shutdown continue to Oct. 21, ABQJournal reported Wednesday. James Monteleone writes the NNSA’s plan could ultimately lead to nearly 18,000 furloughs in the New Mexico labs. “If a …

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