Kratos receives $32 million in contracts for U.S. national security programs

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

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a national security solutions provider, announced on Monday that its Modular Systems Division (KMSD) received approximately $32 million in contract awards to support U.S. national security programs.
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Cytori receives notice of intent to exercise BARDA contract option

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

Cytori Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company developing cell therapies to treat medical conditions, announced on Monday that it received notice of intent to exercise the first option of its contract with the U.S. government.
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CDP expands hazardous materials course

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

The Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., recently expanded from three to five days to better train HAZMAT technicians who respond to emergencies.
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CDP solicits feedback on COBRA training facility contract

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

The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., issued a solicitation on Thursday for feedback on a Training Operations and Maintenance Support (TOMS) contract for its Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF).
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Paratroopers engage in CBRN training at Fort Leonard Wood

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

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division recently participated in Exercise Steel Box, a CBRN training exercise that took place at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.
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APR Gas Mask launches website to connect people with CBRN masks

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

APR Gas Mask, a provider of gas masks and air purifying respirators, announced on Thursday that it launched a new website to ensure individuals throughout the world can access CBRN masks.
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TSA announces new security measure at oversees airports

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

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Sunday that cellphones or other electronic devices will not be permitted on U.S.-bound planes from some overseas airports if they are not charged.
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House, Senate committees advance extensions to terrorism insurance coverage

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

The House of Representatives and Senate both recently advanced bills through committee that ensure the government will cover private losses in the event of a terrorist attack.
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CDC safely transports smallpox vials to high-containment facility

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that the newly discovered vials of variola, commonly known as smallpox, were transported to the CDC's high-containment facility in Atlanta.
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OPCW, Spain organize CWC workshop

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

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Spain's Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) National Authority recently organized a workshop to coordinate assistance and protection under CWC Article X in Madrid.
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DHS officials attend public safety broadband conference

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

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently attended the Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Conference in Westminster, Colo.
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IAEA conducts mock nuclear weapons inspection exercise

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

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory recently hosted a group of 12 inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who conducted a mock complementary access (CA) exercise at the facility.
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Terrorist groups seize former chemical weapons depot in Iraq

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iraq's U.N. envoy recently told the U.N. that the Iraqi government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to armed terrorist groups.
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MRIGlobal to give citation award to U.S. Ambassador Robert Mikulak

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robert Mikulak
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Argon Electronics wins German CBRN simulator contract

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Argon Electronics announced on Tuesday that it was awarded a contract by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior for CBRN simulation systems.
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Lt. Col. Joseph Mutungwazi urges Zimbabwean Parliament to pass toxic weapons law

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lt. Col. Joseph Mutungwazi of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) pleaded with Zimbabwe's Parliament on Monday to pass the Biological Weapons and Toxins Bill.
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Soligenix announces combination ricin, anthrax vaccine

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Wednesday that its combination ricin and anthrax vaccine induces protective immunity to both ricin toxin and anthrax toxin exposure.
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FBI, Interpol host symposium on critical infrastructure

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Comey
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Rose addresses ASEAN nonproliferation forum

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Frank Rose
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DHS offers online resources to tribal first responders

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responder Group (FRG), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, recently suggested that tribal first responder agencies explore online resources and training.
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