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PAE has secured a $75.2 million contract from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support its BioWatch programme.

Run by the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, BioWatch is a multi-city programme dedicated to detecting airborne biological threats.

Throughout the war on terror, PAE has worked with the intelligence community and the US Department of Defense to develop counter-threat solutions to support the work of the US government abroad and the safety of its citizens at home. Including more than a decade of counter-threat work in Iraq and Afghanistan, PAE has built advanced expertise on which the US government continues to rely.

PAE-led scientists will work in state-of-the-art laboratories, supporting monitoring systems that are the frontline early warning system against possible airborne attacks. BioWatch was created in the wake of post-9/11 anthrax threats. From dozens of locations, BioWatch runs the nation’s network of air sensors designed to identify and locate potential pathogens released into the air and alert federal authorities. In addition to screening major cities, BioWatch also monitors major public events such as the Super Bowl.

 

BioWatch is a critical warning system on the frontline to allow first responders the time to develop appropriate solutions in a protected environment. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

BioWatch is a critical warning system on the frontline to allow first responders the time to develop appropriate solutions in a protected environment. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

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