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CDC seeks health scientist

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire a health scientist. The position, which will be based out of the CDC facility in Atlanta, Ga., will pay between $86,355 and $112,261 per year. If hired, the health … Read More »

CUSEC, emergency management personnel participate in massive disaster exercise

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The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) recently brought together first responders, emergency management personnel, and public and private sector organizations for one of the biggest disaster exercises in U.S. history. CAPSTONE-14, a week-long exercise that took place in mid-June, was … Read More »

Report released to guide construction of public safety broadband network

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The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council recently released a report differentiating between mission critical communications systems and standard or commercial grade networks. The report, “Defining Public Safety Grade Systems and Facilities,” is intended to guide the First Responder Network Authority … Read More »

Supervisory emergency management specialist sought by FEMA

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FEMA is seeking a supervisory emergency management specialist to serve as the director for a response division in Lakewood, Colorado, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, permanent position may require weeks to months worth … Read More »

Registration opening for Alaska preparedness conference

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Registration begins on Aug. 29 for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2014 Fall Preparedness Conference. Online registration for the event ends on Sept. 12. The conference runs from Oct. 7-9 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, … Read More »

CDC to award anthrax carbohydrate contract to University of Georgia

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that it intends to award a sole source contract to the University of Georgia (UoG) for the development of carbohydrate compounds necessary for anthrax research. The Division of Bacterial Sciences … Read More »

ASM issues lab guidelines for handling Ebola specimens

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The American Society for Microbiology issued interim laboratory guidelines on Thursday for handling and testing specimens from cases or suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever viruses (HFV) like Ebola. The guidelines follows the recent interim guidance issued by the Centers for … Read More »

NVRT members train for disaster preparedness at CDP

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More than 30 members of the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) recently trained at FEMA‘s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) to prepare themselves for natural and man-made disasters. While disasters can wreak havoc on thousands or millions of people living … Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions looks to hire senior scientist

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Emergent BioSolutions is looking to fill a position for a senior scientist position. If hired, the senior scientist will be responsible for vaccine potency and assay development at Emergent BioSolutions. Key responsibilities of the position include the design and execution … Read More »

State Department seeks security specialist

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The U.S. State Department is looking to hire a security specialist. The position, which has a salary of between $89,924 and $116,901 per year, will be located at the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Division’s Office of Physical Security Programs … Read More »

Arizona State Trooper Henson attends CDP training

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Arizona State Trooper Josh Henson recently attended the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course. The five-day HT course was Henson’s second training experience with the CDP. Henson, who is also a hazardous materials … Read More »

DHS holding webinar on emergency preparedness

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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) First Responders Group will present on Aug. 26 the latest in its Capacity Building Webinar Series. Public-Private Coordination in Emergency Response and Recovery: Lessons Learned from the Central United States … Read More »

Army extends source solicitation deadline for robotic system

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The Robotics Systems Joint Project Office recently announced a deadline extension for responding to a source solicitation for a Commercial Off the Shelf robotic system for the proposed Common Robotic System (Individual) program. The response date, originally set at Aug. … Read More »

AirBoss Defense announces $15 million deal with DoD for CBRN overboots

AirBoss Defense announced on Wednesday that it received two new orders from the U.S. Department of Defense for CBRN protective overboots. The order, valued at approximately $15 million, will provide more than 400,000 pairs of the boots. AirBoss said deliveries … Read More »

Southeast Asian officials participate in Interpol counterterrorism workshop

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More than 40 southeast Asian senior border security and law enforcement officials recently attended an Interpol workshop that marked the launch of a three-year regional counterterrorism program. The meeting, which took place on August 13-15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, gave … Read More »