Smiths Detection to supply mobile inspection systems to Paraguay

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 6:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Body Smiths Detection and its local partner Grupo Empresarial Preven-Tec S.A.
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Article says U.S. should follow biological weapons ban

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent column from Bulletin states that following the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) is in the United States' best interest for national and international security.
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Battelle, EPA to study chemical exposure

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle announced Thursday that they will be researching chemical exposure under a $24 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Kirk testifies on chemical threat response

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Office f Health Affairs Health (OHA) Threats Resilience Division's Chemical Defense Program Director, Mark Kirk provided written testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security on chemical agents and response measures on Thursday.
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Doctors urge U.N. to probe alleged chemical attack in Syria

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urged the United Nations Security CouncilĀ on Wednesday to investigate a reported chemical bombing attack on a Syrian village. PHR staff members who are working with the Syrian American Medical Society at a field hospital said the attack allegedly occurred on Monday.
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Sandia showcases latest in biological technology

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 6:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories recently showcased several ready-to-license technological devices at a seminar for potential investors at its Livermore, California, facility. Among the devices were medical diagnostic tools and other devices that have applications in biological surveillance.
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Under secretary of defense for intelligence to retire

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 @ 7:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers will retire at the end of April, the Department of Defense (DOD) said on Thursday. Vickers has worked in the federal government for approximately 40 years in intelligence and national security.
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CTED calls for counter-terrorism dialogue

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) called for enhanced dialogue of humanitarian organizations, donor states and others to incorporate counter-terrorism measures that take humanitarian issues into consideration during meetings on March 10 and 11.
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OPCW exhibits WWI chemical armaments

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) opened an exhibition showcasing weaponry and other artifacts of chemical warfare agents that were used in the First World War on Tuesday in The Hague.
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Bipartisan FEMA efficiency bill introduced

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A bipartisan bill that would improve the efficiency of disaster-assistance operations conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was introduced on Thursday. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1471) would give the agency the authority to implement assistance programs to ensure reduction of damage and loss of life.
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New Motorola radio offers first-responders an edge

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 @ 6:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Motorola Solutions revealed a new portable radio enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity on Thursday at the International Wireless Communication Expo in Las Vegas. The APX 8000 features noise suppression of background, depending on the user's environment, so that the clearest audio can be attained.
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WHO: Guinea's weekly Ebola cases most so far in 2015

Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 @ 4:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the highest weekly total of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year, concentrated in a small area, WHO said on Thursday, with 95 new cases last week. The area is very close to both Guinea's and Sierra Leone's capital cities.
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Hotzone Solutions makes 3rd IDEX appearance

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 10:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company shares new chemical warfare agent stimulant kit at conference.
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Rep. Pallone calls for first responder accuracy enhancements

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to make efforts to enhance location accuracy in 9-1-1 emergency calls on Monday.
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Routine immunization needed in Ebola-affected countries

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for the enhancement of immunization distribution in countries that have been affected by the Ebola virus in order to prevent diseases that have vaccines, such as measles and malaria.
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DWB details treatment of chemical attack victims in Syria

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Syrian doctors and Doctors Without Borders (DWB) have reported that six people have died and 70 were injured in a chemical attack that took place March 16.
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Bouterse sentenced to 16 years for attempt to aid Hezbollah

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Justice announced March 10 that Dino Bouterse, a Suriname counter-terrorism official, was sentenced to 16 years and three months in federal prison for attempting to aid Hezbollah.
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House preparedness panel focuses on chemical agents

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) held her first meeting last week as chairwoman of the House Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee. During the hearing, she heard testimony from representatives of local municipalities nationwide and from the Department of Homeland Security regarding threats to the U.S., with specific attention paid to chemical agents.
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JIEDDO hires Lanmark to supply expertise, support services

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 @ 5:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Oganization (JIEDDO) said on Friday that it has selected Lanmark Technology (LMT) to supply expertise and support services. LMT will provide technology assessment, integration and program-management services that will allow JIEDDO's Rapid Capability Delivery (RCD) to aid response personnel against improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
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Palm Beach County seeks two emergency coordinators

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 @ 2:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Palm Beach County, Fla., announced Monday that it is hiring two emergency program coordinators.
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