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NGFR Apex Program aims to better train, equip first responders

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first responders of the future should be protected, aware faster, more efficient and connected, according to the vision provided by the Next Generation First Responder Apex Program.
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NGFR promotes new first responder technologies for 2016

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Next Generation First Responder Apex program is currently preparing for changes in its response program for the 2016 year, and possibly through 2020.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness welcomes LSCC students to incident response course

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, hosted students from Lawson State Community College (LSCC) for the first time on March 23.
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Chicago tests use of first responders' broadband networks

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate recently released the findings from its Chicago Long-Term Evolution pilot program that was tested on first responders.
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TSA seeks explosives specialist at Dallas Love Field Airport

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The TSA is seeking an explosives specialist at Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas.
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DHS issues contract to Texas A&M

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DHS announced the awarding of a contract to Texas A&M's AgriLife Research division this week.
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NUSTL partners with the EPA to develop decontamination support app

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NUSTL and the EPA have partnered to develop a support application for first responders in radiological situations.
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Homeland Security issues fact sheet on NTAS update

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DHS issued an update regarding the National Terrorism Advisory System on Wednesday.
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TSA seeks transportation security specialist in Oakland

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 @ 6:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The TSA is seeking a transportation security specialist with a specialization in explosives, it announced in a job opening on Tuesday.
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FRG reveals closing date of broad agency announcement

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 @ 6:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FRG of the Science and Technology Directorate announces the closing of a broad agency announcement (BAA).
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DHS reviews discussion series on first response technology enhancements

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate recently detailed a discussion series focused on first response technology enhancements.
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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office awards contract for Homeland Security detection device

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded the department a multi-million-dollar contract that would enhance radiological and nuclear detection capabilities.
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TSA seeking explosives specialist

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced an opening for a transportation security specialist with explosives expertise on Tuesday at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey. 
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First Responders Group evaluates emergency notification methods

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate detailed projects from the First Responders Group (FRG) through an article on Thursday.
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Department of Homeland Security announces new HSSTAC members

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 @ 7:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New appointees to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) were announced by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson this past week.
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Homeland Security introduces new alert system, details proper use

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responders website from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s (DHS S&T) First Responder Group (FRG) detailed the use of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System on Thursday.
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DHS announces international first responders forum

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responders site from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the launch of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation on Tuesday.
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S&T pursuing pilot to increase situational awareness capabilities

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 7:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched a pilot program aimed at improving situational awareness among first response personnel, they announced on Friday.
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First Responders Group develops X-Ray Scanning Rover

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 1:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Science and Technology Directorate's First Responders Group (FRG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are working to develop a rover that is able to scan suspicious objects in the field. 
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DHS holds biological and agricultural security competition

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 @ 9:33am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Research Development Partnerships (RDP) Group Office of National Labs (ONL) will be holding an ideation contest beginning Sept. 30.
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