First female president prepares to take helm of national security lab

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 30 years of service at Sandia National Laboratories has finally paid off for Jill Hruby, who takes over next month as the company’s first female boss in one of America’s highest-profile science and security positions. Effective July 17, Hruby becomes director of SNL and president of Sandia Corp.
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BluePoint releases rapid emergency response system

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BluePoint Alert Solutions introduced the BluePoint Medical System that provides emergency personnel a direct alert path to those who have immediate medical emergencies, they announced on June 24.
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Hong Kong holds pneumonic plague drills

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 2:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Departments and health organizations in Hong Kong took part in a drill that simulated an outbreak of pneumonic plague, the city announced on Friday.
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SRI receives contract for radiological detection

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SRI International announced on Thursday that it has been the recipient of a $12.2 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to continue development on diagnostic tests for radiological absorption.
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H.R. 2200 passes in House

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House passed a bill from Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) that would enable improved intelligence sharing of information on threats of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks on Thursday.
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Congressional Budget Office outlines financial impact of First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated on Friday that implementing the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act would cost approximately $4 million between 2016 and 2020.
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New protein design research could deter chemical, biological attacks

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Wash. are studying potential methods to design proteins that degrade biological and chemical agents, they announced on Wednesday.
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War College holds 'Retrospect and Prospect' symposium

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) hosted the "Retrospect and Prospect" symposium this week and discussed the challenges associated with irregular warfare and armed groups.
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Pueblo, Colorado, holds annual safety drills

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives from federal, state and local emergency services, medical response and school students took part in safety exercise drills in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) in Pueblo, Colorado, this past May.
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Delegation from Germany visits the OPCW

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 12:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Group hears latest on mission to remove Syrian chemical weapons.
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Eugene, Oregon, seeks emergency manager

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Eugene, Oregon, said recently it has an opening for an emergency manager for its Emergency Management Program. The emergency manager is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of operation plans relating to mitigation and preparedness.
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