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CXO Briefing

Cat Litter's Role in Nuclear Leak Still Unproven

Labs fail to replicate the reaction hypothesized to have ruptured a storage drum.

CXO Briefing

Air Force Awards $1.9 Billion Contract for More Antimissile Satellites

Lockheed Martin birds will help provide around-the-clock intelligence about ballistic missile launches.

CXO Briefing

An Old U.S. Bomber Just Got Some Modern Communications Gear

Aging B-52s no longer require crew to jot down radio transmissions on paper.

CXO Briefing

Nuclear Accident? Fasten Up Your 'Radiation Belt'

Device could protect its wearer from the effects of gamma radiation in a nuclear emergency.

CXO Briefing

Prosecutors Move to Restrict Access to 'Death Ray' Designs

The move may even prohibit certain discussion of the weapon in court hearings.

CXO Briefing

More Radiation Escapes New Mexico Nuclear-Waste Facility

The department says it will provide updates on site radiation levels every Thursday.

CXO Briefing

China's Hypersonic Glide Vehicle May Fly 10 Times Faster Than Sound

Fears the developmental craft could increase volatility in the Asia-Pacific region.

Emerging Tech

New App Wants to Help You Read Things Four Times Faster

Spritz shows one word on a small screen at a time, allowing you to select language and speed.

CXO Briefing

New Mexico Lets Nuclear Waste Remain Above Ground After Radioactive Leak

Atomic waste-filled containers are being temporarily stored outside faulty underground facility.

CXO Briefing

Radiation Leak Spells Uncertainty for Nuclear Waste Dump

It is unclear how the U.S. will handle remnants of past nuclear-arms production.

CXO Briefing

Nuclear Site Project Official Fired After Airing Safety Concerns

'The Energy Department's overall safety culture is broken,' the government contractor says.

CXO Briefing

Early Tests Bode Well for Bioterrorism Treatment

A potential drug for use against Marburg virus appeared safe for humans in initial tests.


Target Data Breach Has Congress Eying Data-Security Alternatives

A key Republican says the string of data thefts dictated a hard look at national policy.

CXO Briefing

Twice As Many U.S. Missileers Now Implicated in Cheating Probe

It is not clear what role additional officers played, AP reports.

CXO Briefing

Experimental Uranium Tech Receives $62 Million Boost from U.S.

Funding is part of a set-aside in the 2014 spending bill signed into law this month.

CXO Briefing

Ex-Lab Scientist May Reverse Plea in Nuclear-Secrets Case

Leonardo Mascheroni is trying to secure a new public defender.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Biodefense Project Duplicates HHS Effort

After some talk of cooperation, initiatives took separate paths.

CXO Briefing

Shutdown Said to Cost U.S. Nuclear Agency More Than $300 Million

NNSA official says shutdown is what happens 'when government can't get its act together.'