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  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business
    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of government-hired experts and duplicates what another agency is doing.
  • BioWatch documents demanded

    WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department and other federal officials responsible for BioWatch, the nationwide system for detecting deadly biological attacks, have withheld key documents sought by a congressional committee, according to the panel's...

    BioWatch technology couldn't detect lethal germs, tests found

    BioWatch technology couldn't detect lethal germs, tests found
    WASHINGTON — For two years, the nationwide BioWatch system, intended to protect Americans against a biological attack, operated with defective components that left it unable to detect lethal germs, according to scientists with direct knowledge of...

    Congress members voice doubts about BioWatch

    Congress members voice doubts about BioWatch
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican colleague voiced grave doubts Thursday about the viability of BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting biological attacks that has been plagued by false...

    BioWatch upgrade apparently postponed

    BioWatch upgrade apparently postponed
    WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...