House committees hear testimony on anthrax shipment

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and a subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday regarding the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from a Department of Defense laboratory.
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State of Washington seeks planning support manager in hazardous materials

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington State Military Department's Emergency Management Division (WSMDEMS) posted a job opening for a hazardous materials planning support manager on Tuesday.
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Additional protocols necessary to prevent shipments of live anthrax, House panel told

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) official testified on Tuesday at a House committee hearing regarding concerns that an Army facility in Utah shipped live anthrax and suggested that enhanced safety protocols were needed in order to prevent a recurrence.
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Cook County seeks emergency training, exercise coordinator

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 6:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cook County, Illinois, said late last week that it is looking for a training and exercise coordinator who would work within the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
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Moxifloxacin approved as plague countermeasure

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 7:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reported on Thursday that moxifloxacin, an antibiotic, has been approved for use as a countermeasure for plague infection.
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DOD releases comprehensive lab review of anthrax samples

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has released its findings from a comprehensive review of the processes of inactivating anthrax samples, the DOD announced on Friday.
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Deputy Defense Secretary Work outlines DOD review on anthrax shipments

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work outlined the findings of a comprehensive report launched after the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax samples to a commercial laboratory on Thursday in a press conference.
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New pharmaceuticals may lead to increased protection against nerve agents

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Services (DVIDS) announced on Thursday recent findings of pharmaceutical material that may be able to provide protection against nerve agents.
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ATCC Federal Solutions has new vice president

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ATCC said Thursday that Joseph Leonelli has been selected to serve as the vice president of ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS).
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Duke seeks health care preparedness coordinator

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 9:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Duke University Hospital has an opening for a healthcare preparedness coordinator, they announced in a recent job posting.
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Venske joins Block Engineering

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 8:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mark Venske has been selected as Block Engineering's vice president for sales and marketing, the company announced on Tuesday.
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New York HHC seeks ebola, emerging disease director

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Minimum requirements is bachelor's degree and fives years of related work experience.
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House hearing on threat readiness includes air marshal director's testimony

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released written testimony submitted by the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) to a Thursday hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Transportation regarding federal air marshal readiness.
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NDIA details upcoming conference

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) released details of its annual conference and exhibition on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense that will take place Tuesday through Thursday.
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Selva discusses capabilities and threats during confirmation

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nominee for Joint Chief's vice chairman cites Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major threats.
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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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Buss named Cubic Global Defense VP

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Buss will become vice president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD) and will also serve as the deputy to the president, CGD parent company Cubic Corp. said Wednesday. Buss served in the Navy for 36 years after he graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978.
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Smiths Detection nabs Army order for contamination-free, mobile medical units

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The ongoing contract is particularly beneficial for Smiths Detection, said a company spokesperson, because it supports the company’s “commitment to bring our innovative, versatile technology to the field to help protect our warfighters, first responders, medical personnel and civilians.”
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Keolis supports international police and firefighting games

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Keolis announced its support for those competing in the World Police and Fire Games 2015 on Monday.
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Department of Defense stands CBRN-ready alongside state, local authorities

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense has taken action to identify needs and address capability gaps regarding its support of civil authorities in covering issues such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill. 
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