CDC requests manufacturer information on medical products

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC requested on May 6 that the manufacturing community provide information on its respiratory protective device (RPD) and surgical mask manufacturing capabilities.
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Big data helps emergency management efforts despite privacy concerns

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Efforts at collecting big data recently helped the government at all levels respond to emergencies across the U.S. despite privacy concerns from some.
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SAIC receives $13 million contract from DTRA

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced on Thursday that it received a contract worth up to $13 million to provide sustainment and maintenance support services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
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National defense leaders urge Congress to reform homeland security

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A bipartisan group of more than 60 national defense leaders used a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal last week to urge Congress to reform the way it oversees homeland security.
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Nevada commission allocates DHS grant funds

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Nevada Commission on Homeland Security (DCHS) voted unanimously on May 19 to allocate funds from the federal fiscal year 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) to 24 projects across the state.
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Vietnam declares support for nonproliferation initiative

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Vietnam announced on May 20 that it supports the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Statement of Interdiction Principles.
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Emergency management specialist sought by HHS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a regional emergency management specialist in Philadelphia, according to a hiring notice recently posted on usajobs.gov.
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East Central University hosts training for emergency responders

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ada, Oklahoma-based East Central University hosted an emergency response training exercise last week to train local first responders to respond to terrorism and other disasters.
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FBI Director Comey discusses WMD response efforts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Comey
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DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas discusses passenger-friendly initiatives

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alejandro Mayorkas
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Delaware DPH hosts simulated anthrax exercise

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax Powder
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DoD to award CBRN meteorological modeling support contract

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Acquisition Directorate of the Department of Defense's Washington Headquarters Service announced the intention on Friday to award a sole source contract to the Boulder, Colorado-based Science and Technology in Atmospheric Research (STAR) Institute.
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Pentagon Force Protection Agency seeks supervisory CBRNE investigative specialist

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency is looking to hire a supervisory CBRNE investigative specialist.
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New ebola cluster reported in Guinea

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola
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Canada hands over BSL-3 facility to CARPHA

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fuad Khan
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DHS praises dedication of EMS providers

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The DHS Office of Health Affairs (OHA) recently praised emergency medical services (EMS) providers during National EMS Week for their service and protection in dangerous environments to keep the U.S. secure.
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Security Consultant Jackson analyzes EU medical response strategy

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Defense consultant Stephen Jackson outlined the EU's strategy for preparing medical CBRN countermeasures on Monday in an editorial.
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International CBRNE training held in Poland

Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alex Bordetsky
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Leidos receives $12 million contract from DHS

Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leidos, a national security solutions company, announced on Wednesday that it received a prime contract from the DHS to support and supplement a program at the New York-based Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC).
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Bavarian Nordic appoints new president and CEO

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

Paul Chaplin
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