3 December 2012 – NCB News (12 items)(UNCLASSIFIED)

> From: NCB News Bulletin
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:02:00 -0500
> Subject: 3 December 2012 – NCB News (12 items)(UNCLASSIFIED) >
> 3 December 2012
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> 1. U.S. GIVES IRAN UNTIL MARCH TO COOPERATE WITH IAEA: “The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, warning Tehran the issue may otherwise be referred to the U.N. Security Council.” >
> 2. NKOREA PREPS ROCKET LAUNCH THAT WOULD IRK CHINA: “Satellite photos indicate North Korea has moved two sections of a long-range rocket in preparation for a launch that would alarm both its adversaries and lone ally China.” >
> 3. SENATOR WRITES MYANMAR LEADER OVER SEIZED CARGO: “A Republican senator is asking Myanmar’s president for answers over the reported seizure of a ship’s cargo bound for Myanmar with potential nuclear uses.” >
> 4. MEADS DOWNS TARGET IN INTERCEPT TRIAL: “The Medium Extended Air Defense System successfully identified and shot down an “air-breathing target” during a Thursday trial in New Mexico, the technology’s sponsoring consortium said in a press release.” >
> 5. JAPAN DEVISES HEU-FREE MEDICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION METHOD: “A new technique has been devised in Japan for generating a key medical isotope without weapon-usable uranium, Jiji Press reported on Monday.” >
> 6. THE UNITED STATES AND NETHERLANDS SIGN AGREEMENT ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION: “The U.S.-Netherlands Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology Concerning Homeland and Civil Security Matters will help foster bilateral cooperation in fields that have a direct impact on national security, including research, evaluation, and preparation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and anti-explosive protection measures to better protect the flow of commerce and the citizens of both nations.” >
> 7. SYRIA MOVES ITS CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND U.S. AND ALLIES CAUTIOUSLY TAKE NOTE: “Over the weekend, the activity in Syria prompted a series of emergency communications among the Western allies, who have long been developing contingency plans in case they decided to intervene in an effort to neutralize the chemical weapons . . .” >
> 8. ARMY DEMOLISHES WASHINGTON, DC, HOME ONCE SITE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITY: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began demolishing a vacant Washington, D.C., home believed to have been built on a chemical weapons disposal pit.” >
> 9. ECBC USES BARCODED SPORES TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY RESPONSES: “Scientists at the U.S. Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center announced the use of barcoded spore technology on Monday to improve emergency preparedness in the event of a biological attack.” >
> 10. ARMY BIOLOGIST DEVELOPING NEXT-GENERATION TOOLS FOR SOLDIERS: “U.S. Army scientists are developing new technologies, including smartphones that detect and identify chemical and biological agents, to empower Soldiers.” >
> 11. MAY: INDIA AND BRITAIN MUST COOPERATE IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM: “British Home Secretary Theresa May called for increased cooperation this week between India and Britain in the battle against terrorism, drugs, cybercrime and human trafficking.” >
> 12. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM U.S. FEDERAL LABORATORIES TO PRIVATE ENTITIES, OTHER GOVERNMENTS: “In 2010 the eleven U.S. federal laboratories had more than 18,000 active collaborative relationships with private entities and other government agencies, disclosed more than 4,700 inventions, submitted 1,830 patent applications, and received 1,143 patents.” >
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