CDC to create Atlanta-based anthrax research database

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced plans to establish a public database of Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax-causing bacterium, in Atlanta.
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CCAT announces latest solicitations to address first responder priorities

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) in San Diego recently announced its latest national solicitation for technologies that address priority first responder requirements.
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U.S. OPCW Representative Mikulak discusses Syrian chemical weapons

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robert Mikulak
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NATO to invite bids for CBRN command and control software

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) announced on Tuesday its intention to solicit bids for CBRN command and control technology.
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Defense Secretary Hagel talks nuclear deterrence, modernization

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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French police thwart alleged Islamist terrorist plot

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

French police recently thwarted an alleged Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant.
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NIAID issues amendment to antiviral, antibacterial treatment solication

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released an amendment on Wednesday to its solicitation of proposals for therapeutic products designed to relieve bottlenecks in its ability to fight emerging infectious pathogens.
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VA solicits proposals for decontamination trailer

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a solicitation on Wednesday to build a patient decontamination trailer for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
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CMS proposes new preparedness guidelines

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed new preparedness requirements for hospitals and other healthcare providers to mitigate man-made and natural disasters.
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Engineered red blood cells could carry drugs, vaccines

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently modified red blood cells to carry payloads like drugs and vaccines, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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FEMA seeks two emergency management specialists

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking to hire two emergency management specialists.
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BARDA enters into public-private antibiotic development partnerships

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) recently established multiple private-public partnerships with industry to develop antibiotics.
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DoE's Brookhaven Lab wins award for radiation detector

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

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory announced on Friday that it received an award for its novel radiation detector, GammaScout.
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SIA praises House passage of CFATS program authorization

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

The Security Industry Association (SIA), a trade association for security solution providers, welcomed on Wednesday the House of Representatives' passage of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program Authorization and Accountability Act.
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TRIA extension has vocal supporters, opponents

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

The House of Representatives and Senate recently passed competing versions of legislation that seeks to extend a law ensuring federal insurance protection in the event of a terrorist attack.
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Cray wins contract for nuclear weapons supercomputer

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

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently awarded Seattle-based Cray a $174 million contract to develop a supercomputer to manage nuclear weapons.
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Study finds significant gaps in world's critical infrastructure

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

Approximately 70 percent of surveyed critical infrastructure providers reported at least one security breach in the past 12 months, according to research from Unisys Corporation and the Ponemon Institute.
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IAEA says nuclear material seized in Iraq was low grade

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

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s atomic watchdog, said on Thursday it believes the nuclear material seized by insurgents in Iraq was low grade and did not pose significant security risks.
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New Vatican ambassador to U.N. may prioritize nuclear issues

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

Bernardito Auza
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Experts disagree on use of experimental ebola treatments

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

Ebola
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