HHS awards more than $840 million to emergency preparedness programs

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $840 million to improve the emergency preparedness of state and local public health.
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DoD releases strategy to counter WMDs

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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Future soldiers could counter germs with genetically modified blood cells

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers recently discovered that soldiers can be protected against germ warfare agents by receiving blood transfusions with genetically modified cells to neutralize deadly toxins.
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Report details consequences of dirty bomb detonation in capital

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent report prepared by Aristatek, Inc., examined the effects a specific type of radiological dispersion device (RDD) could have on Washington, D.C.
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Oregon to receive $10.5 million in emergency preparedness grants

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that the state of Oregon will receive $10.5 million in federal grants to improve its emergency preparedness.
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New York City Mayor de Blasio appoints new OEM commissioner

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bill de Blasio
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FEMA to evaluate nuclear emergency preparedness in Virginia

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate the Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise next week at the North Anna Power Station in Virginia.
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WMDs a major concern for special ops head nominee

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joseph Votel
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NIST to establish disaster resilience Center for Excellence

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced plans to establish two new research Centers for Excellence to work with industry and academia on issues in disaster resilience and forensic science.
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Morpho to launch new radiation detector

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, recently announced plans to launch a handheld device to detect and identify sources of radiation.
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U.S. nuclear medical countermeasure example could serve as example

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Despite recent advances in medical countermeasures to the possibility of a nuclear attack, the world health system is still unprepared for the potential use of a thermonuclear weapon.
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U.K. memo details chemical, biological and radiological program

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Kingdom's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory released a memo on Tuesday detailing its chemical, biological and radiological program.
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Leidos appoints new CEO

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

Leidos Holdings, Inc., a science and technology solutions company, recently announced the appointment of Roger Krone as the company's chief executive officer, effective July 14.
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Tekmira's TKM-Ebola Phase I trial placed on clinical hold

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

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced on Thursday that a trial for its anti-Ebola virus therapeutic has been placed on clinical hold.
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DHS First Responders Group gives update on June activities

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

The First Responders Group (FRG), a division of the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, recently released updates on its activity in June.
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EOP seeks continuity of operations and emergency preparedness operations manager

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

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) is looking to hire a continuity of operations and emergency preparedness operations manager.
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Hotzone Solutions conducts CBRN course for German Bundeswehr

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

Hotzone Solutions, a CBRN training provider and consultant service, announced on Thursday that it recently conducted a CBRN explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) incident commanders course for the German military.
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OEMS director sought by Massachusetts DPH

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a director for its Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com.
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High Representative Kane discusses possibilities, challenges of technology in disarmament

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

Angela Kane
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Deputy High Representative Virginia Gamba addresses disarmament challenges

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

Virginia Gamba
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