New prophylactic drug could neutralize effects of chemical weapons

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers are growing closer to developing a prophylactic drug that neutralizes the effects of chemical weapons, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
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OPCW holds training on Article X of CWC in Republic of Congo

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons co-organized a basic and advanced training course in chemical weapons assistance and preparation on June 2-13 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
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First responders discuss lessons learned from past attacks at congressional hearing

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Homeland Security Committee recently held a hearing to discuss the use of lessons learned from past terrorist attacks to better prepare first responders for future incidents.
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CDC lab director reassigned over possible anthrax exposure incident

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael Farrell, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory, was recently reassigned from his post.
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Leidos signs statement of support for National Guard

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leidos, a national security company, recently announced that it signed a statement of support for the National Guard and Reserve during a ceremony with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
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Committee approves FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill on Tuesday on a voice vote, providing $48.3 billion in discretionary and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding.
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A-T Solutions plans expansion to new Virginia operations center and warehouse

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A-T Solutions, Inc., announced on Friday that it is expanding its presence in Spotsylvania County, Va.
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Hotzone Solutions conducts training for Saudi Arabian diplomats

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions recently conducted a weeklong training event on arms control treaties and CBRN issues for government officials from Saudi Arabia.
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High Representative Kane describes possible WMD control futures

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Angela Kane
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ECBC Associate Director James Baker receives rare German Cross of Honour

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Baker
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DTRA submits request for information to improve nuclear detection

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) announced last week that it is seeking sources of potential modeling, simulation and technology, as well as operational improvements, to conditions defined by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
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NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow discusses response to international conflicts

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alexander Vershbow
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A-T Solutions releases suite of data collection software tools

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A-T Solutions, Inc., a counterterrorism solutions company, announced the launch on Tuesday of its Data Collection Toolkit (DCT), a suite of software for collecting, sharing, analyzing and managing incident-related data.
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Rogers and Ruppersberger praise passage of FY 2014 Intelligence Authorization bill

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mike Rogers
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TSA officials detail role of canine bomb detection teams

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two Transportation Security Administration officials described the role of the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) on Tuesday during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
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Berkeley Nucleonics to unveil new backpack radiation detection device

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Berkeley Nucleonics
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IAEM-Canada recruits more than 60 new emergency management professionals

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

International Association of Emergency Managers-Canada (IAEM-Canada) recently announced that it recruited more than 60 emergency management professionals during a membership campaign at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) in Toronto.
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OPCW, Belarus hold first responder training

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the government of Belarus recently organized training for Russian-speaking first responders for incidents involving chemical weapons or toxic industrial chemicals.
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Southeast Asian nations participate in chemical and explosives prevention conference

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Southeast Asian law enforcement, government, customs and industry officials recently attended an INTERPOL chemical and explosives terrorism prevention conference in Thailand.
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Egyptian official outlines plan for Middle East WMD-free zone

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mohammed Shaker
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