OPCW slates November training exercise for Latin American, Caribbean responders

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said after completing the second stage of an assistance and protection training cycle designed for first responders from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC) in August, participants will now move on to an exercise to be held Nov. 2-6 in Bogota, Colombia.
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UN Security Council concludes August meetings

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The United Nations (UN) Security Council wrapped up its final meeting of August on Monday with discussions relating to conflict roots and humanitarian concerns among other pressing issues.
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Lawrence Livermore lab seeks emergency exercise program manager

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:36pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California announced in a job posting Monday that it is seeking an emergency exercise manager.
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U.S. soldiers team with Koreans for decontamination evaluation excercise

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Soldiers from the U.S. and Republic of Korea took part in a training exercise centered around decontamination and evaluation, the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DIVIDS) announced on Monday.
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Field hearing on 9/11 lessons to be held at Ground Zero

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The House Committee on Homeland Security issued a reminder Monday that a field hearing will take place at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York on Sept. 8.
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Bellevue seeks outreach, vulnerable population specialist

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Report

The City of Bellevue, Washington, has an opening for an outreach specialist and vulnerable populations specialist within their Office of Emergency Management and Bellevue Fire Department (OEMBFD), with an application window that closes Sept. 10.
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Kratos receives $12 million missile defense task order

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. said Monday its Defense and Rocket Support Services (DRSS) received a task order under a theoretical research and engineering research contract from an unnamed client for approximately $12 million for ballistic missile defense and scientific research programs.
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OPCW, Finland course focuses on assistance and protection against chemical threats

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Finland are holding a course on assistance and protection measures against chemical agents that runs through Friday.
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Cubic gets U.S. Army Reserve contract for virtual trainer

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Cubic Global Defense said Monday it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Reserves to provide the Engagement Skills Training (EST) 3000 virtual system for approximately $1.3 million.
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Martin Miner named Leidos CIO

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:23pm by BioPrepWatch Report

As chief information officer, longtime employee will be responsible for overall IT infrastructure.
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UMD researchers recieves IARPA support to study testing methods for influenza

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The School of Public Health out of the University of Maryland (UMD) received a $5 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) this month to support non-invasive tests related to influenza.
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