FEMA announces open program analyst, management specialist positions

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Wednesday open positions for a supervisory program analyst and an emergency management specialist.
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PFPA announces Pentagon-based explosives investigator position

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 8:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) announced an opening on Nov. 6 for an explosives investigator to serve at the Pentagon.
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Columbia University researchers map Ebola spread in Sierra Leone

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 9:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has been able to map the transmission pattern of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, they announced on Wednesday.
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Kenya, Nigeria awarded Institute of Human Virology grants

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland has granted awards to Kenya and Nigeria in order to strengthen biological capabilities.
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TSA seeking explosives specialist at Miami International Airport

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 9:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced an opening on Tuesday for an explosives specialist position located in Miami.
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U.N., International Atomic Energy Agency support zoonotic disease response in Africa with PPE training

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are providing zoonotic disease support to African states.
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Study indicates sequencing possibilities for irradiated anthrax samples

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) announced Friday that a recent study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology indicates the ability to sequence anthrax samples that have been irradiated.
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CDC issues grant opportunity to improve protective gear

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 6:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a grant award announcement this month to research technical improvements on personal protective equipment (PPE).
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FEMA announces open emergency management, HR specialist positions

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 7:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that it has open positions for an emergency management specialist in preparedness and a supervisory human resources specialist.
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U.K. announces return of Operation Gitrock personnel

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K. Ministry of Defense announced Friday that the final group of military personnel serving in aid efforts in Sierra Leone have returned.
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Chemical weapons protection exercise held in Colombia

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced details from the recent exercise on assistance and protection for the Latin American and Caribbean region Thursday.
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HHS to supplement national stockpile with anthrax treatments

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics will supply stockpile with its Anthim antitoxin treatment.
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Entomol Products, DuPont sign insect repellent licensing agreement

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Agreement involves DuPont's hydrogenated catmint oil, which drives mosquitoes away.
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UV disinfecting robot to launch at infection prevention conference in Kenya

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Serenus Biotherapeutics robot already in use throughout U.S., Europe and Canada.
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Emergency Alert System to be tested in six states

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 @ 9:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA announced on Monday that a test of the EAS will be taking place Tuesday in six states.
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FEMA announces open emergency management positions

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA announces emergency management, national incident management assistance positions.
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XOMA shifts company focus away from biodefense, manufacturing

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

XOMA is finalizing an overhaul of the company, moving away from the biodefense and biologics fields.
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Hotzone Solutions hosts biological threat training for Saudi Arabian diplomats

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 8:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions announced that it hosted a training course in Geneva for Saudi Arabian diplomats.
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D.C. Air National Guard seeks emergency management specialist

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 9:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The D.C. Air National Guard seeks an emergency management specialist among its current members.
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NIH issues 'sources sought' notification for pathogen research

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a "sources sought" notification in researching host and pathogen interactions this week.
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