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Raytheon to Establish Border Surveillant Systems on the Jordanian Border

April 10, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: DTRA, ISR, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 

israel-jordanRaytheon Company announced it has won a contract to implement an integrated surveillance system along parts of the Jordanian border, under a US$35.9 million contract awarded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) border security....

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AVI BioPharma Gets Contract To Work On Counters To Possible Biological WMD

The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) awarded AVI BioPharma a contract to work on a drug to counter the Junin virus. There are concerns that this virus could be weaponized and used as a biological agent. The contract is worth over $11 million.

The contract is part of a program to develop measures to protect U.S. troops and civilians from Junin, Ebola and the Marburg viruses. AVI BioPharma Inc. is a company based in Washington state that is working on drugs based on RNA. They are also working on treatments for “muscular dystrophy and for the treatment of cardiovascular restenosis” as well as various viruses like Junin.

Obviously over the last several years the U.S. Government is concerned with treating populations as well as their military and civil servants fro these kind of diseases. Not only are their operations in parts of the world where these are more common Ebola and other blood diseases are a threat for use as a WMD. There will probably be many other contracts for this kind of work awarded over the next few decades.

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U.S. Invests in Water Born Pathogen Detection with ADT

Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (ADT) was awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop real-time sensors for water born contaminants. Water Technology Online discusses the award here. The full press release for the award is available as well. The contract is worth almost $5 million and will utilize ADT’s nanostructured diamond material to build the sensors. The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are collaborating with the company on the program. The goal is to make small sensors that can be used by field personnel to quickly identify and classify the threat in the water.

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US awards threat reduction contract for Former Soviet states

October 14, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Black & Veatch, Contract Awards, DTRA, logistics, medicine 

Black and Veatch won a contract from the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide services to Ukraine in the area of defenses against bioterrorism and bio weapon proliferation.  The contract is worth $175 M and is part of much larger contract worth up to $4 B.  Black and Veatch has worked with DTRA for several years in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) on threat reduction.

For more see The Kansas City Business Journal.

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DTRA awards IT modernization contract

September 23, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Contract Awards, DTRA, IT, Lockheed Martin, logistics 

Lockheed Martin won an ID/IQ contract to modernize the IT systems at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). If all options on this five year contract are executed it could be worth over $45 M. Like all of these types of contracts there may be none, a little or all work awarded. The long term goal is to unify the existing legacy systems with one, modern one.

See RTTNews.com for the story.

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