FDA awards contract for genetic sequencing of pathogens

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently awarded a research program contract to researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to expand pathogen genome sequencing.
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Smiths Detection wins $63 million scanner order from TSA

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Wednesday that it won a $62.9 million order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to supply automatic explosives scanners for carry-on baggage.
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Illinois Emergency Management Agency focuses on preparedness for people with disabilities

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Illinois said on April 1 that the focus for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will be "Preparedness for the Whole Community" as part of its 2014 preparedness campaign.
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FEMA partners with Kansas State to prepare students for future disasters

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Thursday that it will partner with Kansas State University and others to raise awareness and encourage emergency preparedness among college students.
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Delaware National Guard conducts disaster training at empty school

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Delaware National Guard's 31st Civil Support Team conducted disaster training last week to prepare teams for scenarios presenting natural or man-made substances or explosives as potential catastrophic incidents.
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TCS receives DHS contract for improving geo-targeting accuracy

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a mobile communication provider, announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security selected TCS to research improvements in geo-targeting accuracy for wireless emergency alerts.
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New York State begins issuing red license plates for government emergency response vehicles

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles said on Friday that it will begin issuing red license plates for emergency management vehicles registered to state agencies, counties and communities.
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Georgia Emergency Management Agency seeks emergency management specialist

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is looking for a new emergency management specialist to work full-time in Fulton County to coordinate emergency and disaster response, according to a post on its website.
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Oregon National Guard participates in Alaska disaster drill

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Oregon National Guard's emergency response team recently participated in Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, a training exercise meant to train civilian and military agencies to work together during an emergency.
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New Jersey OEM provides disaster response trailers to CERTs

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced on Thursday that it supplied Community Emergency Response Teams in four municipalities with disaster response utility trailers.
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IDGA's Homeland Security Congress to feature speakers from government agencies

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement will host speakers from a variety of homeland security agencies at its annual Homeland Security Congress on April 28-30 in Arlington, Va.
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National Homeland Security Association will hold annual conference in Philadelphia

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Homeland Security Association recently announced that it will partner with the City of Philadelphia to hold the 8th annual National Homeland Security Conference, "Securing Our Liberty By Protecting Our Homeland," on May 20-22.
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BARDA to descope PharmAthene SparVax contract

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, Inc., announced on Monday that it received notice from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority advising the company of its decision to descope the current SparVax anthrax vaccine contract.
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Lead emergency management specialist sought by U.S. State Department

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. State Department is seeking a lead emergency management specialist in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on iaem.com.
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Lincoln, Neb., seeks new emergency management director to serve on county board

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of Lincoln, Neb., is hiring a new emergency management director to work full-time in the emergency management department and serve on the county board, according to a job post on its website.
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BIO supports federal budget requests for vaccination and biodefense programs

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biotechnology Industry Organization called on Monday for increased funding from Congress for vaccination initiatives and biodefense programs.
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CDP offers week-long TERT training for first responders

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer six sessions of technical emergency response training for CBRNE incidents for first responders at its Center for Domestic Preparedness between April 13 and June 28.
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NFPA approves Avon Protection's self-contained breathing apparatus

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Avon Protection, a respiratory protection systems developer, announced the award on Monday of National Fire Protection Association 1981, 1982 and 2013 edition approvals for the company's Deltair self-contained breathing apparatus.
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Inaugural America's PrepareAthon! to be held April 30

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Association of Emergency Managers said on April 3 that the first America's PrepareAthon! will be held on April 30, in an effort to increase awareness and emergency preparedness at the community level.
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FEMA to conduct Emergency Medical Operations training course

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold its next Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE Incidents training course for emergency medical service providers, healthcare professionals and public health managers on April 20-26.
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