Moran: Homeland funding bill to pay for Agro-Defense Facility

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 @ 6:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said Friday that the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2015, released by the House of Representatives, includes $300 million for the construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
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Better training, funding, uniformity in care could improve U.S. response to biological outbreaks

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola demonstrated just how unprepared the United States was to respond to a biological outbreak, according to Lawrence O.
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Smiths Detection fulfills Dubai airport contract

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection recently installed chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) detection devices at an economic support zone around the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
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MRIGlobal launches online detection-equipment guide

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 @ 3:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

MRIGlobal said Tuesday that it has launched a database of current detection equipment for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE), called the CBRNE Tech Index, Digital Journal said.
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U.K. security firms to exhibit wares at Intersec expo

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 @ 5:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 130 British security and safety companies will be at the Intersec expo Jan. 18-20 in Dubai.
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GWU establishes new security center

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The George Washington University (GWU) announced on Monday that they will establish the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS.)
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Goal of ERHMS is to protect first responders

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently provided details on the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) system and how it protects emergency response teams in the case of a crisis.
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FEMA seeks planning section chief for Vt.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking a supervisory emergency management specialist to serve as the planning sector chief for its Herndon, Vermont, office.
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Additional speakers confirmed for NCT CBRNE USA 2015

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four more speakers have committed to appearing at the NTC CBRNE USA 2015 conference April 29 through May 1 at the University of Maryland's campus in Washington DC.
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Study urges consideration of Lassa 'super spreaders'

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study that was published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Thursday indicated that many Lassa Fever cases are transmitted through a small group of people.
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Pressnell re-elected as chairwoman of Security Manufacturers Coalition

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elizabeth Pressnell, vice president of governmental relations at Smiths Detection, was recently re-elected as the chairwoman of the Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC).
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Lutheran World Relief seeking emergency manager for Latin America region

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 5:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lutheran World Relief is looking for an emergency program manager for the Latin America region.
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New West Ohio Conference disaster coordinator named

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeffrey Walker recently became the disaster coordinator for the West Ohio Conference of United Methodist Church.
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House Foreign Affairs subcommittee assignments announced

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) will continue to serve as the chairman for the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade during the 114th congressional session.
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Volunteer mappers help CDC, others find Ebola patients

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 @ 6:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Volunteers around the world are helping medical workers map countries in West Africa to help ensure remote areas with Ebola patients don't fall through the cracks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week.
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Decades after attack, Oregon county values preparedness

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 @ 7:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 30 years after the Rajneeshee bioterrorist attack in Oregon, involving intentional salmonella contamination of salad bars at 10 restaurants in 1984, the Hood River County Health Department continues to take a proactive stance in the field of bio-preparedness to prevent and respond to similar events, whether deliberate or not.
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NACCHO outlines supportive role of local health departments

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released an outline detailing how local health system coalitions hve been beneficial to the effort to combat the Ebola virus.
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DNAe's nanoMR, Inc. acquisition enhances point-of-need technology

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DNA Electronic, Ltd. (DNAe) announced that it has acquired nanoMR, Inc. on Monday.
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Isabella Danel sworn in as deputy director of PAHO/WHO

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Isabella Danel was sworn in Friday as the new deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.
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Five animals test positive for plague in Santa Fe

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health reported five plague cases found in animals in south Santa Fe in November.
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