Ellwood welcomes U.N. findings, condemnation of Syria

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Security Council announced their condemnation of Syria's use of chlorine gas on Friday
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Tuomioja concludes high-level segment of disarmament conference

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Erkki Tuomioja concluded the high-level segment of the United Nation's (UN) conference on disarmament on Monday.
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Cavirin Systems names Sherry CEO

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cavirin Systems has appointed J.D. Sherry as CEO, the company said on Monday. Sherry previously served as global vice president for Trend Micro. He has a wealth of experience with enterprise and data-center architecture.
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Smiths to supply Heathrow Airport with baggage scanners

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday that is has been awarded a contract with Hearthrow Airport with the company's x-ray scanning units.
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Battelle unveils microbial identification system

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle unveiled their Rapid Enumerated Bioidentification System (REBS) on Wednesday, allowing manufacturing industries to monitor possible contamination.
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ACC praises Chemical Safety Act

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), praised the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century Act and urged for the legislature to pass it on Tuesday.
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Raytheon upgrades missile software

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Raytheon announced on Wednesday that it would be providing software enhancements to Standard Missile-3 Block IBs in order to improve efficacy against complicated targets.
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King, Pascrell urge colleagues to pass the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Reps. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) called on members of Congress on Monday to direct the secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers as part of H.R. 1300, the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act.
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CIT launches wearable technology development initiative

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) launched the EMERGE! development program of technology for first response applications on Wednesday, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).
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N.Y. Air National Guard group in CBRN-response drill

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

N.Y. Air National Guard airmen and women are taking part in a two-week exercise, code-named Global Dragon, to gain deployment and other training skills. The exercise began on Monday at the Guardian Center in Perry, Georgia.
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Soligenix releases new data from RiVax pre-clinical trials

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix released additional data on Wednesday from pre-clinical trials of its vaccine candidate against ricin toxicity, RiVax. In nonhuman primate trials, the vaccine was shown to be effective and provided protection against ricin poisoning at a 100 percent rate.
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Chemical Battalion trains for CBRNE elimination

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 22nd Chemical Battalion completed training operations in the elimination and disposal of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) agents on March 6.
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Firefly Dx testing yields promising results

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Firefly Dx, the handheld device from PositiveID Corporation, successfully produced results within 20 minutes during its first round of the second phase of testing, the company announced on Thursday.
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Philadelphia OEM has two open positions

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recently posted job ads seeking to fill a public information assistant/ready coordinator position and a hazard-mitigation planning coordinator position.
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DART seeks emergency-preparedness specialist

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Operation Support section is seeking an emergency-preparedness specialist, a job posted this week said. This position is responsible for assisting the emergency preparedness manager in all aspects, including coordination of response and support programs and requirements
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Wisconsin man pleads guilty to ricin possession

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kyle Allen Smith, a 21-year-old former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possession of ricin, the FBI said on Thursday. Smith was arrested after two Wisconsin professors reported to campus police that he had been making unusual inquiries about chemical processes.
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Sandia names new VP at California lab

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Labs has appointed Marianne Walck, a geophysicist, to be vice president of the California laboratory, Sandia said on Thursday. As part of this appointment, Walck will oversee the Energy and Climate program at the facility.
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Army aims to develop self-decontaminating uniforms

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Body U.S. Army researchers at the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) in Maryland are studying the possibility of chemically treating fabrics used in soldiers' clothing so that the fabrics neutralize chemical or biological agents, they said on Wednesday.
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FEMA announces mitigation program changes

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released changes to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance program documentation, the International Association of Emergency Managers reported on Thursday.
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FRG releases 2014 tehnology review

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responders Group (FRG) within the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) released a review of technology on Feb. 27 that was developed and available in 2014.
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