HHS encourages participation in PrepareAthon

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encouraged organizations and people throughout the U.S. on Friday to participate in the country's first PrepareAthon! National Day of Action on April 30.
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General Dynamics receives $23 million from DoD to develop CBRN modeling software

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

General Dynamics Information Technology, a developer of aerospace, combat, information and marine technologies, announced on Thursday that it received a $23 million contract to develop modeling software for the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Pentagon focuses funding request on program to counter biological weapons

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon recently requested funding for the Nimble Elder program, which tracks weapons of mass destruction.
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Ark. Red Cross office seeks disaster program manager

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hot Springs, Ark., office of the Red Cross is looking for a new disaster program manager to be responsible for implementing the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory.
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Human resources specialist sought by FEMA

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a human resources specialist for its cadre of on-call response/recovery employees program in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Thursday on usajobs.gov.
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UAB nursing students train at CDP

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Forty-seven nursing students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing recently completed two courses at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness.
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Naval Surface Warfare Center solicits information for chemical identification systems

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Naval Surface Warfare Center requested on March 31 information about commercially available Fourier transform infrared or Raman spectroscopy based handheld chemical identification systems.
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First of three pandemic manufacturing sites could be ready by 2016

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new GAO report revealed that Novartis' Holly Springs, N.C., vaccine manufacturing site, one of three backed by U.S. authorities to be used in the event of a pandemic, could be the first to go online.
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Wyoming Homeland Security to host emergency kit cook-off

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security recently announced that it will hold an emergency kit cook-off to educate Wyoming residents on preparedness in a fun and entertaining way.
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Insurance examiner sought by FEMA

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an insurance examiner in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on usajobs.gov.
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Strategic Analysis posts opening for biodefense scientist in Arlington

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Strategic Analysis, Inc., is looking for a biodefense scientist to work in Arlington, Va., according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on indeed.com.
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Utah Division of Emergency Management outlines delegation of authority agreements

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Utah Division of Emergency Management's "The Journal" recently addressed the need for delegation of authority agreements and when a letter or agreement for them is required.
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Obama announces next nominee for HHS secretary

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
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Boston PD successfully used social media after marathon bombing

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Boston Police Department successfully used Twitter to keep the public informed during the investigation after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, according to a recent report by the National Institute of Justice.
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National Security expert encourages countries make fighting pandemics high priority

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elizabeth Cameron, a biological threats expert for the White House's National Security Council, said on April 9 that global health security must become a high priority to fight pandemics such as avian flu.
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Illinois county seeks full-time NS administrator I

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Illinois' Sangamon County is seeking to fill a full-time NS administrator I position to plan, develop and implement highly complex and technical programs to assure the safety of the public from potential hazards associated with radioactive releases.
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Emergent BioSolutions completes BioThrax PEP clinical study

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on April 16 that it successfully completed a licensure-enabling study for its anthrax vaccine and submitted the study report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Ambition conference begins April 29 in London

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ambition 2014, a conference focused on pre-hospital care, resilience and interoperability, will occur on April 29-30 at Olympia, London.
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New York City DOHMH seeks post-emergency canvassing operations planner

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene posted a hiring notice on Monday for a post-emergency canvassing operations planner to work in the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response.
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Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness for Utilities Conference to be held in May

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The second annual Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness for Utilities Conference will be held in Chicago from May 13-15.
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