Scottsdale, Arizona, seeks to hire emergency manager

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 1:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of Scottsdale, Arizona, has an opening for an emergency manager. This position is responsible for the coordination of emergency-related tasks, including incident management, preparedness, staff and public training, operation drills and the development of continuity plans. This person oversees the Emergency Operations Center and ensures that staff receive the appropriate training.
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University of Southern Mississippi seeks National Sports Security Lab director

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is seeking a director for its National Sports Security Laboratory. This position oversees operations and provides guidance for the lab's resources, which include a large network of computer and information systems, software security devices, training facilities and network infrastructure.
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CONUS Replacement Center offers strategic missions training

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Center details the CONUS Replacement Center's (CRC) training activity for soldiers and others that will be deployed on strategic missions.
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Liberia declared free of Ebola

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CDC reports 10,564 cases of Ebola in the country, including 4,716 deaths
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OPCW holds sampling, analysis training in Poland

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 1:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Course included information on responding to suspected chemical weapon attacks.
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NATO holds regional WMD response training

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Near the end of April, first response, law enforcement and rescue teams from the Balkans and Caucasus regions took part in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) response training in Bulgaria.
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DHS announces new members of Homeland Security Advisory Council

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four new members appointed to Department of Homeland Security group
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OPCW holds regional meeting on education and outreach in Asia

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 11:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy director-general says goal of no chemical weapons is within reach.
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Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust votes to disband

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 11:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Group is done helping residents impacted by Tar Creek Superfund Site
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UCLA looking for emergency management specialist

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently looking to fill the position of emergency management specialist.
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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality seeks public comment on wastewater reuse permit renewal

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 12:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently seeking public comment on a draft wastewater reuse permit renewal for Mountain Utilities Company, Bonner County.
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PharmaThene receives payment from Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 12:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmaThene Inc. recently announced that it has received a $5.8 million payment from Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA), as reconciliation between actual and provisional rates on the performance of the SparVax (an anthrax vaccine) contract for years 2008 to 2013 and actual costs that accrued during that period.
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Legislation aims to improve statewide communication to help first responders

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 1:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne introduces Statewide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act of 2015
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Philippines Senate targets WMD proliferation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 2:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Senate of the Philippines recently presented a sponsorship speech for Bill No. 2762, also known as the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA), to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by managing the provision of weapons-related services, the trade of strategic goods and similar situations. 
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Australian Department of Health receives $100 million for national emergencies

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's 2015-16 budget proposal has invested $100 million in Australia’s Department of Health to improve the country’s responses to national emergencies.
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CDC director urges global cooperation to ensure security of public health

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 5:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

If the world has learned anything from the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it’s that when one country suffers such a sweeping epidemic, the public health in others also is threatened, said Tom Frieden, director of the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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OKARNG seeks an emergency management coordinator

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 10:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Okla. Army National Guard (OKARNG) has an opening for an emergency management coordinator, they announced in a job posting on Tuesday.
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Industry experts, NATO officials discuss counter-terrorism

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 10:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A joint event hosted by the NATO's Defense against Terrorism Program brought industry representatives together with officials to discuss counter-terrorism during the Counter Terror Expo that took place in London at the end of April.
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Oxford Ebola vaccine booster to enter clinical trials

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 11:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A prime boost for a vaccine candidate is being investigated by Oxford University, the boost to the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Chimp Adenovirus type 3 Ebola vaccine candidate will enter phase 1 trials, they announced Wednesday.
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Soligenix, Emergent BioSolutions enter development agreement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 11:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc. has entered a development agreement with Emergent BioSolutions in order to develop commercially viable production technology for RiVax, a ricin toxin vaccine candidate, Soligenix announced on Wednesday.
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