A U.S. Defense Department board this week recommended spending $1.5 billion over five years for chemical weapons disposal at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky and the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado (see GSN, July 19).
The U.S. Defense Department is significantly restructuring a 5-year-old, $1.5 billion program amid charges it is failing in its mission to develop countermeasures employable against large classes of potential biological warfare agents, Nature reported last week (see GSN, Jan. 18).
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to prepare for and respond to man-made and naturally occurring calamities would receive $1.53 billion under the fiscal 2011 budget of its parent agency, the Health and Human Services Department (see GSN, Jan. 26).
The U.S. government has spent $1.5 billion in the 10 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes on an effort aimed at blocking the proliferation of materials that could be used in a radiological "dirty bomb" attack, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Sunday (see GSN, July 21).
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration intends in its fiscal 2012 budget to pour $1.6 billion into eliminating the U.S. chemical weapons arsenal, and observers and insiders said it seemed unlikely that the program would be slowed by the budget-cutting mood in Washington (see GSN, Feb. 4).
The United Kingdom yesterday announced that it had frozen $1.64 billion in Iranian assets under EU and U.N. Security Council sanctions targeting the Middle Eastern state's nuclear program, Reuters reported (see GSN, June 18).
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has ordered 1.7 million additinal doses of a smallpox antiviral drug at the cost of $433 million, manufacturer SIGA Technologies announced on Friday (see GSN, Jan. 14).