Securing the Cities Act passes House with convincing vote

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) was one of many legislators to submit a “Yes” vote on H.R. 3493, called the Securing the Cities Act, earlier this week.
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U.S. Army announces Industry Day for JPM-MCS

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army announced through the Federal Business Opportunities website an Industry Day for Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasures (JPM-MCS) that will take place on Nov. 2.
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FLIR Systems introduces Fido X2 explosives trace detector

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FLIR Systems revealed the Fido X2 explosives trace detector (ETD) on Wednesday, which is a handheld device capable of detecting chemicals that are associated with multiple kinds of explosives.
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FEMA seeking support services supervisor, supervisory program manager

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced openings for a support services supervisor and a supervisory program manager.
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Nepal government, WHO try to tackle scrub typhus epidemic

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

There have been 75 confirmed cases of the acute infectious disease in Nepal this month alone.
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Expert says nation unprepared for biological attack

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Director of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense says the nation lacks a plan to combat a biological threat.
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New Jersey horse with West Nile virus is put down

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 @ 9:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Oct. 3,  a horse from Gloucester County, New Jersey, was confirmed to have West Nile virus and was humanely euthanized.
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Harrisvaccines awarded avian influenza contract

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that it has awarded a $6 million contract to Harrisvaccines that would supply vaccines against avian influenza.
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Defense Threat Reduction Agency awards SRC chemical research contract

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently announced that it will be awarding a contract to SRC Inc. to conduct follow-up research relating to models utilized in the characterization of chemical agents.
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FEMA challenges remain despite progress

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Thursday concerning the preparedness efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the challenges they face and the progress that has been made.
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FEMA seeking contract and IT specialists

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 @ 11:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced openings for contract specialists and a supervisory information technology (IT) specialist on Thursday.
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NIH releases information on organophosphate research

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released information on a project through the University of Montana that they have provided funding for, in which researchers study the properties of organophosphates found in nerve agents.
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Three botulism research contracts extended by DTRA

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Business Opportunities website announced the extension of three research projects related to botulinum neurotoxin on behalf of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) earlier in October. 
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National bioresearch center to hold WMD response course

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 1:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University announced on Monday that they will be holding a Department of Homeland Security certified course in March of 2016.
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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to hold dirty bomb prevention hearing

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced on Tuesday that there will be a hearing with the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee regarding dirty bomb prevention at U.S. ports.
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Utah National Guard seeking CBRN air technician specialist

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Utah National Guard is seeking an air technician position that is open to current members of the Utah Air and Army National Guard, the group announced on Oct. 20.
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Ghana's frontline border training facilitates Ebola preparedness

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday that its project to enhance preparedness against the Ebola virus has established training workshops to build preparedness capacity among frontline officers at key entry points in West Africa.
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IOM Guinea conducts public health surveillance training following Ebola death

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday that it has taken part in efforts to help prevent further spread of the Ebola virus (EVD) in Guinea through the establishment of a health screening station. 
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New MERS case surfaces in Republic of Korea

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Sunday that a new case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been found in the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
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Radiation Shield Technologies launches new protective suit

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) announced the launch of their Demron ICE full body suit on Tuesday, which, the company states, is able to protect against several threat types and includes self-cooling fabric.
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