Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

Any weapon designed to kill human beings in exceptionally large numbers. Examples include biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. International agreements limit the spread of these weapons and they are rarely used in practice. However, they remain a significant political risk in some parts of the world.
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But Emek says the House bill has the backing of the insurance industry and that a long-term TRIA extension should include protection from domestic terrorist attacks, along with nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks.
It hopes to incorporate a wider variety of coverage, including coverage for domestic terrorism and group life insurance, as well as nuclear, biological, chemical and radioactive exposures.
These thresholds are applicable only for contracts to be awarded and performed, or purchases to be made, outside the United States in support of a contingency operation or to facilitate the defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
forces today, and for the foreseeable future, is the use of nuclear, biological, chemical, radiological, and toxic industrial chemicals by hostile forces.
BRNO, Czech Republic -- Demron, the world's first and only fabric that provides multi-hazard protection against all nuclear, biological, chemical, bomb and ballistic threats, infrared radiation and heat, will be discussed at the international NATO conference "CBRN Aspects in Defence Against Terrorism," today announced Ronald F.
Prior Information Notice: Nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological protection equipment
In addition to extending TRIA for 10 years with current co-payments and deductibles for conventional terrorism acts, the proposed TRIREA would expand TRIA's "make-available" requirement to include nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological (NBCR) coverage, as well as change TRIA's definition of terrorism to include acts of domestic terrorism.
The RDR with its new PDA capabilities is a smart networking tool that can simultaneously monitor and control numerous, disparate sensors that detect, nuclear, biological, chemical and other toxic agents.
Contracting officers may treat any acquisition as an acquisition of commercial items if the supplies or services are used to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Contract notice: Nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological protection equipment
The GSA has announced the modification of TeleContinuity's GSA Schedule 70 Contract GS35F0875R to allow the use of its Federal Supply Schedule by state and local governments for the purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from major disasters, terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attacks.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG)--whose formation was mandated under TRIEA to perform an analysis regarding the long-term availability and affordability of insurance for terrorism risk that includes nuclear, biological, chemical and radiation risks, as well as life coverage--is expected to submit its report to Congress by Sept.

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