Northern Virginia Emergency Response System seeks program director

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Northern Virginia Emergency Response System (NVERS) said Friday it has a job opening for a program director.  The program director manages NVERS staff and performs time accounting and performance evaluations. This position is also expected to work with members of the local and regional government in order to facilitate participation.
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Defense Department issues statement on recent anthrax shipment

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 @ 12:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following the recent shipment of what was thought to be inactive anthrax to several federal labs, the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) said that it sometimes ships inactivated - more commonly known as "killed" - biological substances. These materials are used by industry, academia and other federal labs in developing countermeasures to chemical and biological threats. 
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908 Devices awarded $11.5 million for detection development

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

908 Devices has been awarded an $11.5 million contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to facilitate the development of chemical detection devices, it announced Tuesday.
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DARPA achieves milestone with SWEEPER program

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Short-range Wide-field-of-view Extremely agile Electronically steered Photonic EmitteR (SWEEPER) program has been integrated into a microchip, the agency announced on Thursday.
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Smiths Detection advances in Army program

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company will partner with 908 Devices in Next Generation Chemical Detector program
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Karl Nell appointed VP of ENSCO's National Security Solutions Division

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ENSCO Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Karl Nell as the vice president of the company's National Security Solutions (NSS) Division.
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DRS signs partnership agreement with Beth-El Industries

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Companies team up to produce CBRN protection systems for combat situations.
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Liberty University holds bioterror simulation

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Students and faculty of the Department of Biology and Chemistry and the Helms School of Government at Liberty University undertook a bio-terror simulation in partnership with the Virginia State Police on Saturday.
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Armed Services Committee hearing tackles anti-WMD fund requests

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, under the House Committee on Armed Services, held a hearing on Wednesday on how to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD), as well as budget issues related to them. The hearing delved into requests for budgetary action in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Chemical Biological Defense Program.
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Vandenberg AFB conducts successful Minuteman III missile test

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 @ 6:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

F.E. Warren Air Force Base officials in Wyoming said an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental missile was successfully tested on Monday. The test took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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JIEDDO hires Lanmark to supply expertise, support services

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 5:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Oganization (JIEDDO) said on Friday that it has selected Lanmark Technology (LMT) to supply expertise and support services. LMT will provide technology assessment, integration and program-management services that will allow JIEDDO's Rapid Capability Delivery (RCD) to aid response personnel against improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
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Under secretary of defense for intelligence to retire

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 7:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers will retire at the end of April, the Department of Defense (DOD) said on Thursday. Vickers has worked in the federal government for approximately 40 years in intelligence and national security.
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Morgan County using Oracle technology for emergency communications

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 6:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Oracle Communucations announced on Monday that a system utilizing their technology will be implemented in Morgan County, Ohio for use of emergency communication services.
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CIT launches wearable technology development initiative

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) launched the EMERGE! development program of technology for first response applications on Wednesday, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).
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Smiths to supply Heathrow Airport with baggage scanners

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday that is has been awarded a contract with Hearthrow Airport with the company's x-ray scanning units.
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Air Mobility Command demonstrates heat, humidity based decontamination

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 @ 4:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force announced on Sunday that a demonstration of decontamination potential of hot and humid air on biological agents at the Orlando International Airport.
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Strategic Command hosts ITWAA conference

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITWAA) was reviewed by representatives from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Strategic Command.
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Security training conducted with NAF Misawa and JGSDF

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 @ 6:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) announced on Thursday that they had successfully completed training in security at Camp Hachinohe on Tuesday.
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AEGIS Ballistic defense system test completed

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 @ 8:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system was completed with personnel from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Navy.
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NewLink to get $20 million in Ebola vaccine research milestone

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 @ 5:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NewLink Genetics said on Thursday that it had reached a milestone in its development of an Ebola vaccine, and will receive a $20 million payment as a result. The milestone, listed in a license and collaboration agreement with Merck, came out of initiating a clinical trial for the rVSV-EBOV vaccine that the two companies are developing.
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