Articles by Robot_Economist

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Researching Tomorrow’s Chem-Bio Defense

This is part three of my investigation of the DOD Chemical Biological Defense Program (CBDP) budget for FY2008. Today, we invade the lair of the…


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Buying Next Year’s Chem-Bio Gear

Following up yesterday’s post on the new budget, let’s see what chem-bio defense equipment the Defense Department is planning to buy. The top line items…


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Inside the Pentagon’s Chem-Bio Budget

The Defense Department’s chem-bio defense budget (CBDP) only accounts for less than one percent of what the U.S. military spends. But there’s still a lot…


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Heat ‘Em Up

Last week, the Defense Department showcased its "Active Denial System" or ADS At Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Officially this system is still in "extended…


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BioShield Has BioFailed

The Washington Post has this article on the BioShield program. It’s a bit of a scorecard on the four-year old program, and the score doesn’t…