Foreign Affairs Committee to hold Syria crisis hearing

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 @ 6:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce announced that there will be a hearing on June 17 regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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House passes $578.6 billion defense bill for 2016

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House of Representatives approved the Defense Appropriations bill for 2016 on Thursday, House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced.
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Northern Virginia Emergency Response System seeks program director

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Northern Virginia Emergency Response System (NVERS) said Friday it has a job opening for a program director.  The program director manages NVERS staff and performs time accounting and performance evaluations. This position is also expected to work with members of the local and regional government in order to facilitate participation.
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Department of Defense stands CBRN-ready alongside state, local authorities

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense has taken action to identify needs and address capability gaps regarding its support of civil authorities in covering issues such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill. 
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Belarus hosts chemical weapons prevention training course for emergency personnel

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 2:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held a jointly organized international training course for first responders in Russian-speaking countries along with the Belarus government, they announced on Friday.
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OPCW director general meets with government officials during visit to China

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Uzumcu met with Chinese government officials and spoke at Tsinghua University during his recent visit to China, the organization said Friday.
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Committee leaders expand inquiry into anthrax shipment

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leaders from both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee requested documents relating to biosafety inspections of the Dugway Proving Ground on Friday.
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Canada adds another layer to ebola preparedness

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Government signs deal with Mapp Biopharmaceutical for ZMapp production
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Maricopa County, Arizona, seeks emergency services planner

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Maricopa County announced an opening for an emergency services planner at their office in Phoenix, Arizona, in a recent job posting.
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OPCW panel accepts verification report

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) accepted a working report on verification practices at the SAB's 22nd session that concluded on Friday.During the meeting, the role and importance that emerging scientific breakthroughs and technology play in the mission of the OPCW and prevention of the re-emergence of chemical weapons were discussed.
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OPCW delegates assess abandoned chemical weapons in China

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 @ 7:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives from the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) traveled to China last week to assess progress on abandoned chemical weapons (ACW) destruction, OPCW said Friday.
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NACCHO names new officers, board of directors

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 @ 12:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has announced results for the election of its board of directors and its officers on Monday.
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Fairfield emergency management team conducts preparedness exercise

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The emergency management team of Fairfield, Connecticut, completed a full-scale preparedness exercise, the town announced on Wednesday.
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American Red Cross seeks disaster program manager

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 @ 6:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross (ARC) announced an opening for a disaster program manager at the Camarillo, California, office in a recent job listing.
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OPCW updates progress on effluent neutralization from Syrian chemical weapons

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 1:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Wednesday that effluents from neutralization efforts of Syrian chemical weapons have been safely disposed.
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Ex-CDC division chief appointed to VaxInnate board

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 1:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

VaxInnate Corp. said Wednesday that former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division Chief Thomas Monath has been named to its board of directors.  Monath is CSO and COO of BioProtection Systems, which has a partnership to develop a vaccine candidate for the Ebola virus with Merck.
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Mutualink Multimedia Gateway selected to aid Department of Defense exercise

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Maryland-based Mutualink, Inc. said Monday it will act as a core capability at the Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE) for . the fourth year in a row. JUICE is presented by the U.S. Army and includes representatives from many coalitions and agencies. It focuses on multimedia interoperable communications and collaboration technology
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Chimerix to present at JMP conference

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix Inc. has announced it will be presenting at the JMP Life Sciences Conference on June 24.
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PositiveID Corp.'s co-marketing agreement draws analyst's praise

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 7:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from Small Cap IR indicates that a co-marketing agreement between PositiveID Corp. and Direct View Holdings Inc. helps stock trustworthiness, they announced on Thursday.
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AirBoss acquires Immediate Response Technologies

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 @ 8:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Air Boss of America Corp. and Immediate Response Technologies LLC. (IRT) have entered into an acquisition agreement, AirBoss announced Wednesday.
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