Montgomery County, Maryland, seeks emergency manager

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 1:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Maryland has an opening for a manager III position, they stated in a recent job listing.
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1st Detect awarded gain control patent

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

1st Detect Corp. was awarded a U.S. patent for gain control technology on their mass spectrometers, the company announced on Thursday.
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Smiths receives order of $23 million for chemical detection devices

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection has received an order of $23 million for the production of Joint Chemical Agent Detectors (JCAD) from the U.S. Contracting Command at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the company announced Wednesday. 
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Emergency preparedness subcommittee holds markup to consider legislation

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A markup meeting was held on Thursday by the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication in order to consider three bills.
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Interoperable Communication Enhancement Act passes committee

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The State Wide Interoperable Communication Enhancement Act (SWIC) was passed with unanimous support in the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication Thursday.
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U.S. Army unit's efforts lead to declaration that Liberia is Ebola free

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With international support from many groups and organizations including soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command, Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus on May 9.
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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency seeks training, education and information officer

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has an opening for a civil defense training, education and information officer, they announced in a recent job posting.
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Bomb squads test metallic minions at Robot Rodeo

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 6:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories' weeklong Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise, which brings together civilian and military bomb squads to test their robotic tools in simulations of bomb-threat situations, ended on Friday.. The annual event lets the teams test their robotic partners' performance in low-risk competitive simulations simulating possible real-life threats.
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Liberty University releases E. Coli draft genome sequence

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Liberty University said Friday that its researchers have released a first draft of the genome sequencing for a leading strain of the E. coli bacteria in an article in the American Society for Microbiology's Genomic Announcements.
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OPCW holds analytical chemistry course for African states

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it wrapped up two-week analytical chemistry course for African countries on Friday. The course covered gas chromatography and mass spectrometry methods and techniques and the safe management of samples, among other topics.
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Defense Department holds annual nuclear exercise, focusing on domestic terrorism

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense held a government-wide Nuclear Weapon Accident Incident Exercise (NUWAIX) at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, the department reported on Monday.
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NMDOH reports animal cases of plague and tularemia

Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

4 cases of plague, 10 of tularemia reported since first of the year.
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World Class Program of The Hague holds chemical weapons lecture

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü gave a lecture to international students of the World Class Program of The Hague, the OPCW reported Tuesday. 
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Department of Energy seeks supervisor, emergency management specialist

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an opening for an emergency management specialist to serve in a supervisory position at their Germantown, Maryland, office, they stated in a job posting on May 14.
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Homeland Security, Fortinet enter cooperative research agreement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fortinet and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CARDA) in the realm of cybersecurity, the company announced on Monday.
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State Department official condemns North Korean missile tests

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The State Department's Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose spoke at the Institute for Korean-American Studies regarding the illicit missile program of North Korea.
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Washington Military Dept. seeks temporary emergency program specialist

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 1:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington Military Department has announced a temporary opening for an Emergency Management Program Specialist 3 in a recent job posting.
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Pakistan delegation visits OPCW headquarters

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 1:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A delegation from Pakistan visited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday.
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908 Devices' mass spectrometers selected for U.S. Army program

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry advances in Next Generation Chemical Detector program
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Smiths Detection advances in Army program

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company will partner with 908 Devices in Next Generation Chemical Detector program
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