August 2015

Stealth nanogels

A new class of biomimetic nanoparticles

Fundamental research managed by Dr. Brian Pate Dr. Brian Pate of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, is opening the doors to a new class of biomimetic nanoparticles and could be…


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Nuclear Forensics Capability Preparedness Exercise

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) recently participated in a  collaborative exercise with federal and local partners that demonstrated the nation’s  nuclear forensics capabilities are equipped to respond to nuclear threats. USI provides support to the Systems…


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Innovative Chem Bio Nanosensors

As chemical and biological weapons continue to threaten our nation’s warfighters tiny innovative nanosensors are playing an important role in creating new solutions for rapidly identifying and detecting chemical and biological threats. These tiny sensors can…


Soldiers assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East clear a helicopter pad after sling loading a HUMVEE on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a July 6, 2015, familiarization training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The training was conducted to help familiarize incoming Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers with sling load operations and procedures. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Bennett, Multinational Battle Group-East)

Robots Survey CBRN Sites

A soldiers situational awareness is vital to making accurate assessments of the battlefield and threats. Robots are improving situation awareness and creating many innovative opportunities to quickly and remotely collect and identify threats and provide…


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Germ Fighters in Alligator’s Blood

As a U.S. Army veteran, I am proud to be a part of a company and an organization whose mission supports and improves the protection of our warfighters.   A DTRA Funded basic research program managed…


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WMD and the US Food supply

These days it seems the inadvertent contamination of food is almost inevitable, but it is the vulnerabilities associated with the intentional contamination that is almost enough to make me lose my appetite. With so many advances…


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CBRNE Threats

As CBRNE threats increase USI is committed to supporting the mission. USI continues to provide support to the DTRA Chemical Biological Department.  USI contractors advise and assist DTRA with their mission of protecting American warfighters…