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  • CDC names members of new safety workgroup

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am

    CDC names members of new safety workgroup The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday the creation of an external laboratory safety workgroup. The group will provide guidance to the CDC director and the CDC’s new director of laboratory safety, according to a CDC press … Read More »

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  • Naval Postgraduate School issues solicitation for research proposals

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

    Naval Postgraduate School issues solicitation for research proposals The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School recently issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) for proposals to research advanced systems and concepts for weapons of mass destruction countermeasures. The announcement will remain open until March 31 of next year, although potential submitters … Read More »

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  • CDC TB lab resumes transfer of inactivated materials

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am

    CDC TB lab resumes transfer of inactivated materials The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that its Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory resumed transfer of inactivated materials after an intensive review by the Laboratory Safety Improvement Working Group. Following the review, CDC Director Tom Frieden lifted the … Read More »

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  • ASM supports proposed Accelerating Biomedical Research Act

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am

    ASM supports proposed Accelerating Biomedical Research Act The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recently announced its support for the proposed Accelerating Biomedical Research Act, which would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health. ASM President Timothy Donohue said the bill, which was introduced by Sen. Tom … Read More »

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  • Port of Los Angeles seeks deputy chief of police

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am

    Port of Los Angeles seeks deputy chief of police The Port of Los Angeles is looking to hire a deputy chief of police for Field Operations and its Emergency Management group. The salary range for the position is $135,072 to $167,812 per year. If hired, the deputy chief of … Read More »

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  • DARPA issues solicitation for radical biological technologies

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

    DARPA issues solicitation for radical biological technologies The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a solicitation on Wednesday for innovative research proposals of interest for its Biological Technologies Office (BTO). DARPA is looking for research that investigates leading edge approaches that enable advances in science and … Read More »

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  • CDC Division Deputy Director Bell to give AJMCLive keynote

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am

    CDC Division Deputy Director Bell to give AJMCLive keynote The American Journal of Managed Care announced on Wednesday that Michael Bell, the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, will deliver an event keynote in September. Bell will give the keynote … Read More »

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  • LANL sponsors annual Hazmat Challenge

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am

    LANL sponsors annual Hazmat Challenge The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will sponsor the 18th annual Hazmat Challenge on July 29-August 1, an event which requires participants to respond to simulated hazardous materials emergencies. Fourteen hazardous materials response teams from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and New … Read More »

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  • DHS accepting applications for security preparedness grant

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am

    DHS accepting applications for security preparedness grant The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently accepting submissions for funding under the Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program (HSPTAP). The deadline for grant submissions is June 25. The HSPTAP grant will fund up to $525,000 for activities aimed … Read More »

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  • Terrorism preparation and response training begins in Indiana

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am

    Terrorism preparation and response training begins in Indiana Local, state and federal authorities began on Monday the largest multiagency exercise to occur in North America in Indiana. The exercise, known as Vibrant Response, will train the approximately 5,500 participating military and civilian personnel in preparation and response to … Read More »

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  • UNODA discusses challenge of emerging technologies

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am

    UNODA discusses challenge of emerging technologies Members of the U.N. Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters must develop new ways of thinking about the disarmament and verification of emerging technologies, the U.N. Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) recently said. Angela Kane, the high representative for disarmament affairs … Read More »

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  • Hagerty Consulting seeks senior managing associate for preparedness division

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am

    Hagerty Consulting seeks senior managing associate for preparedness division Hagerty Consulting, Inc., a professional services firm specializing in disaster preparedness and recovery, is seeking a senior managing associate for its preparedness division, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com. The individual hired for the full-time, Washington, … Read More »

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  • Hotzone Solutions conducts training for Dutch army

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am

    Hotzone Solutions conducts training for Dutch army CBRN training provider and consultant service Hotzone Solutions recently conducted a training event for members of the Royal Netherlands Army. The course, held in mid June at the military base in Vught, trained instructors in the Dutch armed forces regarding … Read More »

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  • Army seeks contractor for biological testing

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am

    Army seeks contractor for biological testing The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is looking for contractors to profile the host response to pathogens that occur through intra and intercellular signaling mechanisms. The responses to the sources sought notice will determine whether a … Read More »

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  • NanoViricides celebrates grand opening of new facility

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am

    NanoViricides celebrates grand opening of new facility NanoViricides, Inc., a developmental-stage biopharmaceutical company, celebrated the grand opening on Monday of its new research and development and current good manufacturing practices pilot manufacturing facility. The company, which is developing drugs against viral diseases like H1N1 swine flu, H5N1 … Read More »

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