UK welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday he welcomes the agreement signed in Vienna regarding Iran and its nuclear program. Hammond said the agreement places limits on Iran's nuclear program and allows  for inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Hearings begin on DHS proposal to combine WMD defense activities

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies and the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication began hearing testimony Tuesday regarding defense activity at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).The hearing is focusing on a DHS plan to consolidate defense activities involving weapons of mass destruction and explosives to improve response capabilities against an attack and in order to better prepare, neutraliz
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Congressman skeptical of deal with Iran over nuclear program

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, held a hearing on Tuesday over the finalized international agreement on Iran's nuclear program. The hearing is part of a series of hearings examining President Obama's administration and its negotiations with Iran.
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Sandia, UNM reach agreement on research, recruiting

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) said Monday they have reached an agreement that will promote research and recruitment capabilities between both institutions.According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU), both Sandia and UNM aim to find innovative facility partnerships that can foster collaborative research and recruit prominent researchers for both UNM faculty and Sandia staff.
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President Obama details Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Barack Obama held a press conference on Wednesday detailing how the nuclear deal that was reached between Iran, the U.S., France, the U.K., China, Russia and Germany will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear arms. 
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U-Haul joins American Red Cross as disaster responder

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U-Haul International Inc. (U-Haul) announced on Tuesday that they have formalized their partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) and will now serve as a Red Cross Disaster Responder.
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Frederick County to receive federal funding for dual-band radios

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 6:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Maryland's U.S. senators and congressmen said Wednesday that the Frederick County Division of Fire and Services will receive $575,000 in federal funding.   This funding is being made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Replikin sees increase in gene counts for Ebola

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Replikins, Ltd. said Wednesday that its GeneForecast system has detected an increase of gene counts of Ebola proteins that the company has been studying for a year.
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CGD participates in Angel Thunder training exercise

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) said Wednesday that it had participated for the first time Angel Thunder 2015. Angel Thunder is one of the largest training exercises for personnel recovery operations.
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DHS releases written testimony at hearing on streamlining WMD response

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released written testimony at a recent joint hearing of two subcommittees within the House Committee on Homeland Security on Tuesday. The hearing on streamlining DHS responses involving weapons of mass destruction was jointly organized by the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.
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Paper machince could provide cost-effective diagnostic tool

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has released a report on a cost-effective device scientists are in the process of developing that could potentially be utilized in diagnostics, the society announced July 15.
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House hearing looks at DHS preparedness against WMD threats

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) led a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday to assess the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts against weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
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FEMA seeks emergency management specialist

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Position is in resource unit leadership at Oakland, California office.
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Selva discusses capabilities and threats during confirmation

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nominee for Joint Chief's vice chairman cites Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major threats.
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Sandia researchers study evolution patterns of drug resistance

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are studying the evolutionary pathways of drug-resistant pathogens to get a better understanding of how medical professionals can combat them.
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NDIA details upcoming conference

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) released details of its annual conference and exhibition on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense that will take place Tuesday through Thursday.
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National biosurveillance strategy requires designated focal point, GAO directors say

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The White House still needs a better biosurveillance watchdog strategy, according to a new report from two GAO directors.
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Cholesterol medication may lead to possible treatment

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Heidelberg University are studying the possibility of cholesterol medication as a potential treatment for Ebola virus infections, they announced on Monday.
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House hearing on threat readiness includes air marshal director's testimony

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released written testimony submitted by the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) to a Thursday hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Transportation regarding federal air marshal readiness.
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San Francisco seeks community and communication project manager

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) has announced an opening for a whole community and communication project manager.
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