FEMA says preparedness training paid off during Boston Marathon bombings

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's preparedness training in the last decade contributed positively to the preparedness level of first responders during the Boston Marathon bombings, a FEMA representative recently told a Senate committee.
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UNSC promotes Resolution 1624 in African workshop

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.N. Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a workshop in Algiers from June 16-18 where Resolution 1624 was discussed and promoted.
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ECHO contributes 1.5 million euros to mining activities in South Sudan

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection announced on July 10 that it would contribute 1.5 million euros to mining activities in South Sudan.
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Study finds ways to improve arms control in Germany

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new study conducted by researchers from the Bonn International Center for Conversion found several suggestions for improving arms control in Germany, the BICC said on Tuesday.
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U.S. ready to help Panama identify weapons on North Korean-flagged ship

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. is willing to help Panama to identify weapons and other materials on board a North Korean-flagged ship that was detained, the State Department said on Wednesday.
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Sen. Menendez gives statement on detained North Korean ship

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robert Menendez
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BARDA to announce new BAA for CBRN medical countermeasures

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BARDA recently expressed interest in advanced research for the development of medical countermeasures to meet chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats to support the HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise's goals.
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Despite delay in lethal aid, Kerry expresses confidence in Syrian opposition

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kerry
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U.S. Energy Department launches new resource page for Manhattan Project

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On the 68th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear weapon test, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a web-based resource to disseminate information on the Manhattan Project to students, scholars and the general public.
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U.N. Security Council discusses current issues in Iraq

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on Tuesday regarding the strife facing Iraq.
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Young Science Explorers Program launches its fifth year

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Young Science Explorers Program, a program designed to get adolescents interested in pursuing careers in the field of science, recently launched its fifth year by introducing students to a breadth of career possibilities in science.
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Chambliss highlights need for U.S. action in Syria

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saxby Chambliss
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ECBC develops cheaper, more efficient biological detector

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center announced on Thursday that it developed a next generation, tactical biological detector that saves production time, reduces technology costs and uses more energy efficient power.
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Greece confirms libel complaint against former U.N. Ambassador Wallace

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mark D. Wallace
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Investigation underway on bio-terrorism research spending

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Claire McCaskill
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U.S. says seized ship is about North Korea and sanctions, not Cuba

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The North Korean-flagged ship recently seized by officials in the Panama Canal is not a U.S.-Cuba issue but a U.N.-North Korea issue, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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State Department report shows Russia in compliance with arms control treaty

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently issued report by the U.S. State Department demonstrated no obvious reasoning for a House committee's finding that Russia defied nuclear arms obligations.
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New compound shows potency against anthrax

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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NYPD S-SAFE preparadeness program begins second round of testing

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The second of three total Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange studies, which intends to prepare the New York Police Department for a chemical, biological or radiological incident, began on Friday.
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DARPA-funded researchers develop hollow-core fiber for use in sensors

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently developed a hollow-core fiber that significantly improves the performance of high-power military sensors, DARPA announced on Wednesday.
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