The Australian government in recent years has barred in excess of 1,400 hospital, airport and seaport employees with significant criminal histories from entering select sites where potential biological terror agents can be found, the Adelaide Advertiser reported on Sunday.
Russia must retain no fewer than 1,500 deployed nuclear warheads under a new arms control agreement with the United States, the head of Russian strategic missile forces told Interfax today (see GSN, June 8).
In a move to strengthen global efforts to secure vulnerable nuclear material, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) President Charles Curtis announced today in Vienna, Austria, a pledge of $1.2 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Germany is expected to spend $1.25 billion over the next eight years in its joint effort with the United States and Italy to develop a ground-to-air missile defense system, Agence France-Presse reported today (see GSN, Sept. 29).
The Homeland Security Department late last month released final budget allocations for the current fiscal year for seven anti-terrorism and disaster readiness programs, amounting to more than $1.3 billion in grant appropriations, according to a department release.
An additional $1.3 billion in federal bioterrorism and public health funding is available for use by states, territories and four metropolitan areas, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced in a press statement today (see GSN, May 6).