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Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency



Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency
Featured article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency by Punna Khanna Hayes The fundamental differences between nuclear weapons, chemical agents, and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) and the different ways in which interagency personnel interact with these materials necessitate different variations in protocols for their handling. These differences and handling… Read More

Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem



Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem
Featured article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem by Alexi Franklin The terms “weapons of mass destruction (WMD),” “chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN),” and “chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE)” are found throughout the interagency, and they are treated essentially as synonyms. In important ways, however, these terms highlight… Read More

Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…



Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…
Featured article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology for Rapid Interagency Response by Habi Mojidi Any effective bio surveillance system must be able to detect the presence of biological agents with sufficient speed and adequate attribution to facilitate an effective interagency response and thwart a crisis. The U.S. currently… Read More

Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction



Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction
Featured article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore Although states have used a variety of systems to deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMD), we are, in fact, surrounded by practically ubiquitous delivery vehicles for WMD, insects, for example. States have worked to seize the benefits of these… Read More

Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology



Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology
Featured article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson Synthetic biology is a field of science that draws from methodologies found in engineering disciplines, such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science, to construct new biological systems or modify existing ones. The field has the… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-2



InterAgency Journal 10-2
Inside this issue: Features Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking by Amy J. Nelson and John Mark Mattox Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons by Richard C. Robbins Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore… Read More

Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise



Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise
Featured article: Reassessing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise  by Gary D. Mills We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. —Dwight D. Eisenhower During the last nine months, citizens throughout the world have observed momentous events that have added to a tumultuous global environment. Internationally,… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

State Surgeon of Kansas presents on modern epidemics



State Surgeon of Kansas presents on modern epidemics
Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23 in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues the world… Read More