Bellevue seeks outreach, vulnerable population specialist

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of Bellevue, Washington, has an opening for an outreach specialist and vulnerable populations specialist within their Office of Emergency Management and Bellevue Fire Department (OEMBFD), with an application window that closes Sept. 10.
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Scientist find potential in old therapuetic against Ebola, anthrax

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Amodiaquine found to work as a blocking mechanism for broad range of pathogens
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OPCW slates November training exercise for Latin American, Caribbean responders

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said after completing the second stage of an assistance and protection training cycle designed for first responders from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC) in August, participants will now move on to an exercise to be held Nov. 2-6 in Bogota, Colombia.
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Field hearing on 9/11 lessons to be held at Ground Zero

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Homeland Security issued a reminder Monday that a field hearing will take place at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York on Sept. 8.
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U.S. soldiers team with Koreans for decontamination evaluation excercise

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from the U.S. and Republic of Korea took part in a training exercise centered around decontamination and evaluation, the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DIVIDS) announced on Monday.
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Lawrence Livermore lab seeks emergency exercise program manager

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California announced in a job posting Monday that it is seeking an emergency exercise manager.
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UN Security Council concludes August meetings

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations (UN) Security Council wrapped up its final meeting of August on Monday with discussions relating to conflict roots and humanitarian concerns among other pressing issues.
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University of Nevada at Reno seeks organizational resilience manager

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Nevada (UNV) at Reno announced Thursday they have an opening for a manager of organizational resilience.
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Copenhagen Airport to deploy Morpho Detection screening system

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho (Safran) said Wednesday its subsidiary Morpho Detection has reached a contract with the Copenhagen Airport to supply 30 desktop explosives trace detectors (ETD). 
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Cubic Global Defense delivers training system to Ukrainian army

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has delivered $1.7 million worth of specialized training systems to the Ukrainian army, the company announced on Wednesday.
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Ernst & Young, Los Almos lab teaming up to develop cybersecurity tools

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ernst and Young (EY) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) said Aug. 25 that they have agreed to form a partnership to develop behavioral cybersecurity measures.
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Wisconsin, Minnesota National Guard units take part in Vigilant Guard exercise

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the Wisconsin National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) unit teamed up with Minnesota National Guard members in a emergency response exercise this past week.
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Survey indicates physician's overestimate Ebola assessment ability

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Massachusetts General Hospital said its recent survey found that a majority of U.S. physicians report confidence in their assessment capabilities regarding Ebola virus detection, but only approximately 50 to 70 percent of respondents gave answers that fit U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control seeks program manager

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced an opening for a regional health preparedness director.
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DHS secretary issues statement on R&D activities

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement regarding the unification of research and development efforts and activity, explaining that integrated product teams (IPTs) have been established to coordinate research and development activity across the department and prioritize activity.
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Morpho Detection lands contract with Manchester Airports Group

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection has been awarded a contract with U.K. airport operator Manchester Airports Group PLC (MAG) to supply 44 units of their Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD), it announced Thursday.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre beefs up response

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

NATO organization marks 15th year with promise to improve response to CBRN threats.
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Securonix, Cloudera to partner in providing behavior-based threat detection

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Securonix has formed a partnership with Cloudera Connect in order to provide threat detection program that is based around user behavior, the company announced on Thursday.
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TP-271 approved for expedited review process

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track designations to Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s TP-271 antibiotic candidate, the company announced Thursday.
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DHS awards ISAO SO grant

Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communication Andy Ozment released a statement Thursday announcing the creation of the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization's (ISAO) Standards Organization (SO) at the University of Texas (UT) at San Antonio.
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