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Pentagon developing system to protect buidlings from bio, chem attacks

A protective system being developed by the Defense Department could soon render it pointless for terrorists to attack U.S. buildings with biological or chemical agents, the lead official in the effort told Global Security Newswire last week. Researchers are developing a ventilation-based system to protect Defense Department buildings that is also intended for widespread use outside the military, Immune Building Program Manager Wayne Bryden wrote in an e-mail to GSN. “The DARPA Immune Building Program has developed the machinery and the industrial base to provide protection against C/B attack for all buildings in the nation. When Immune Building technology is widely implemented, this attack option will effectively be removed from the arsenal of our enemies,” wrote Bryden, whose program is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Special Projects Office. Full Story

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