PaxVax appoints new member to board of directors

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PaxVax, Inc., a specialty vaccine company, announced the appointment on Tuesday of Jim Connolly to its board of directors.
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Blaney praises firefighters at IAFF/Canada conference

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Steven Blaney, the Canadian minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, praised the firefighters of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Canada (IAFF/Canada) on Monday for serving the public without hesitation.
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CDC Office Director Ali Khan: Continued budget cuts damage readiness initiatives

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ali Khan
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Envisage Technologies set to launch FirstForward first responders network

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ari Vidali
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Intergraph releases BlackBerry version of first responder app

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Martyn Mallick
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DHS cancels plans to upgrade BioWatch

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeh Johnson
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Illinois Emergency Management Agency faces staff cuts alongside budget cuts

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jonathon Monken
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Missouri WebEOC exits limited use phase

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Missouri has officially rolled out Missouri WebEOC, which has been in limited use since last summer, to assist emergency responders with information sharing and request tracking during emergencies, events and daily operations.
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California county counterterrorism officers compete in skills challenge

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SWAT team members from the San Mateo County, California-based Terrorism Counter-Assault Team (TCAT) traveled to the Middle East this week to test their skills in the so-called Olympics of counterterrorism.
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Northrop Grumman highlights defense solutions at London counterterror expo

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Northrop Grumman, a global security company, participated in this week's Counter Terror Expo 2014 in London, showcasing its range of integrated security, policing and public safety capabilities.
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Texas A&M biodefense center set to begin countermeasure production

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The $286 million Texas A&M University biodefense center, which holds equipment to produce millions of doses of medical countermeasures, is expected to begin making its first vaccine this summer.
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New synthetic catalysts could offer protection against biothreats

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists recently developed a catalyst using their knowledge of quantum mechanics that could be used to protect warfighters against chemical and biological threats more quickly and efficiently.
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Obama praises Malaysia's decision to join WMD interdiction effort

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Obama applauded Malaysia's move on Sunday to join the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), a multinational effort meant to stop the spread of WMDs.
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New scanner could end air travel liquid restrictions

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paul Loeffen
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HHS Office of Emergency Management searches for deputy director

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is seeking a deputy director to serve as a senior member of the ASPR executive team responsible for OEM efforts.
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DHS S&T FRS attends wireless communications exhibition

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's First Responders Group (DHS S&T FRS) visited the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in late March to discuss cutting-edge project work.
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Homeland Security Committee passes DHS reform legislation

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Patrick Meehan
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Residents discuss Fort Detrick concerns at biosafety expo

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from Fort Detrick took public questions on Wednesday during the first Public Safety Expo and Open House held at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
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CDC announces new virus related to smallpox

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smallpox
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Avon Protection introduces new CBRN mask

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Avon Protection, a respiratory protection systems developer, introduced its new Helmet Mask Kombination System (HMK) to visitors at last week's Counter Terror Expo London 2014.
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