Latvian official meets with OPCW director-general

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 @ 1:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics discusses chemical weapons with Ahmet Üzümcü
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U.S. ambassador to the U.N. speaks about Syrian victims of chemical weaponry

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samantha Power gave an address on Thursday, following the testimony given by survivors of chemical attacks in Syria and experts on the situation.
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Logical Operations' first responder exam receives ProCert accreditation

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Logical Operations, a provider of information technology instructor-led courseware, on Thursday announced that the Certified Logical Operations CyberSec First Responder exam is ProCert accredited.
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UN leader marks Chemical Warfare Remembrance day

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement as the April 29 Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare nears.
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Bioterrorism on docket of Emergency Preparedness subcommittee

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Homeland Security announced that its Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication will hold a hearing on Wednesday that will focus on biological threats and strategic prevention.
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Republic of Georgia has CBRN action plan

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) National Action Plan was approved on Friday by the Georgian Interagency Coordinating Council for Countering CBRN Threats.
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Center for Strategic and International Studies names new director of nuclear issues

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announced on Friday that Rebecca Hersman will join them as the director of the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) program.
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OPCW issues 100-year declaration on chemical weapons

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday issued a declaration that further cements its commitment to efforts against chemical weapons on the 100th anniversary of their first large-scale, wartime use.
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Smiths Detection selected for London's Luton Airport renovations

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a part of London's Luton Airport's (LLA) planned renovation of approximately $149.5 million, Smiths Detection was selected as a contractual partner for the airport's security enhancements, the company announced on Tuesday.
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Emergency exercises underway at Reese Technology Center

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Reese Technology Center (RTC) in Lubbock, Texas, begins a three-day exercise on Tuesday to evaluate the incident response capacities of its staff, faculty and security personnel.
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Karl Nell appointed VP of ENSCO's National Security Solutions Division

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ENSCO Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Karl Nell as the vice president of the company's National Security Solutions (NSS) Division.
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EU official pledges support for chemical weapons ban

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy met with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü on Thursday.
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Latvian official pledges support to chemical weapons ban

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Latvian Embassy to The Netherlands has discussed the role of the European Union (EU) with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the embassy reported Tuesday.
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UN Secretary General calls for elimination of chemical weapons

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the final elimination of global chemical weapon stockpiles as the centennial of their first use in Belgium passed on Tuesday.
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U.S. House subcommittee holds bioterror hearing

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Testimony to focus on strategy and perspectives with regards to biological terrorism threats.
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United Nations seeks five program officers

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations (U.N.) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat is seeking to fill five program officer positions at its offices in Geneva and Cairo, according to a job posting Monday.
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Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reports completion of international safety management course

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced the completion of a chemical safety management course that took place last week in Germany.
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University of Arizona dean addresses biological threats

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication heard testimony concerning the threat of biological agents from a witness that serves as interim dean of the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine, Dr. Charles Cairns.
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Sen. Jim Talent testifies at subcommittee hearing on bioterrorism

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Sen. Jim Talent gave testimony at a hearing called by the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication on Wednesday, which focused on strategy for the potential threat of bioterrorism.
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Boston Public Health Commission seeks a senior program manager

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Boston Public Health Commission recently posted a job opening for a senior program manager whose duties would include the development, implementation and management of Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) programs.
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