FBI's Portland Division co-hosts threat response exercise

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI's Portland Division co-hosted a major field exercise on Wednesday night with its local partners to test the response of law enforcement to a simulated terrorist attack.
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UNMH uses CDP training during real-world incidents

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) recently put its training from the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) to the test during multiple emergency situations.
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BAE Systems announces first responder Google Glass app

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security services firm BAE Systems plans to release a new geospatial data collection and photo reporting app for Google Glass later this year.
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European Commission proposes changes to 2009 CBRN Action Plan

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Commission published a communication follow up to its 2009 CBRN Action Plan on May 5 that would facilitate practical cooperation in detecting and mitigating CBRNE risks at the European Union level.
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HHS renames National Biodefense Science Board

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday that it renamed the National Biodefense Science Board, which will now be called the National Preparedness and Response Science Board.
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Researchers identify compounds that control hemorrhagic viruses

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola
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New drug could protect against bioterror threats

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new drug now entering Phase I clinical trials could be used to strengthen the immune system against bioterrorism threats and deadly epidemics.
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FDA approves new bio bandage

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Don Brown
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Vitec adds real-time spore, bacteria monitoring

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Vitec Global Limited's Vitec Air Purification System (VAPS) product range now has M2M technology enabling real-time monitoring of indoor air quality, including spores and bacteria.
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FBI, DHS train for terrorist incident response

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security hosted a training exercise on Sunday in Strongsville, Ohio, that involved the simulation of a complex terrorist attack in a public venue.
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FBI hosts attack preparedness training in Oklahoma City

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal, state and local authorities participated in a Complex Mall Attack exercise on April 29 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Report calls for continued smallpox research

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smallpox
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FirstNet delivers consultation package to states

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent entity within the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced on Wednesday that it delivered an initial readiness consultation package to all 56 states and territories.
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Urban Shield trains first responders in Boston

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 2,000 police officers, fire officials, medics and other first responders took part in the Urban Shield training program on Saturday in Boston as part of a security training exercise.
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Second ebola outreach campaign begins in Guinea

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola
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Researchers identify potential compounds for broad-spectrum antivirals

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marburg virus
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High schoolers tour CDP during National Day of Action

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fifty local aspiring healthcare professionals visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) last week as part of FEMA's first National Day of Action.
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NIAID issues BAA on infectious disease platforms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) posted a broad agency announcement (BAA) on Friday seeking responses from organizations developing multiplex platforms able to accept clinical samples.
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Battelle seeks bioinformatics engineer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle National Biodefense Institute in Frederick, Maryland, recently initiated a search for a bioinformatics engineer to support genomic projects within the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).
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Phoenix seeks emergency management planner

Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Phoenix is seeking an emergency management planner responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating city and regional emergency plans and programs, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday on iaem.com.
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