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Dirty Jobs — CBRN Specialist

US ARMY – As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because...

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Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons

By Julia RainerVIENNA, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) “Never was there a greater need than now for all the religions to combine, to pull their wisdom and to give the benefit of that combined, huge...

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BARDA Chem and RadNuc Animal Model Development

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has issued a notice seeking laboratory research services to establish new or existing animal models for the development of Chemical and Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures (MCMs). BARDA...

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Biological Engagement Training in Laos

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), on behalf of the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), intends to award a contract to the Department of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC) of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic...

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Military Seeks Support for Arenaviruses Countermeasures

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRIID) is seeking research services to develop mechanisms of action for FDA-approved drugs against arenaviruses. The Virology Division within USAMRIID has screened a library containing approximately 3,200...

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CBRN Ready Response Subject Matter Experts

The Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) has a requirement for CBRN Response Enterprise- Ready Response – Subject Matter Experts (SME) & Role Player Support Services at Camp Grayling, Michigan from 03-08 March 2015. The...

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Nuclear States Face Barrage of Criticism in Vienna

Delegates at the Dec. 8-9 Vienna Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. Credit: Ippnw Deutschland/cc by 2.0 By Jamshed BaruahVIENNA, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) Sarcastic laughter erupted when a civil society representative expressed...

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Targeted: Three injured in IED attack in Bannu

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE – Three people including a security official were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Saddar, Bannu on Tuesday. An official of Saddar police, Iftikhar Ali Shah said the...

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U.N. Urged to Ban Nuke Strikes Against Cities

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) speaks at the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), held on the margins of the General Assembly general debate in September 2014. Credit: UN...

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Activists Seek Ban on Nuke Strikes Against Cities

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) speaks at the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), held on the margins of the General Assembly general debate in September 2014. Credit: UN...

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Fighting Terrorists & Unintended Consequences

By Erik Goepner A retired Army general recently suggested that if U.S. military advisers can’t successfully train up nine Iraqi brigades within the next year, then either more U.S. forces must be deployed to...

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National Health Security Preparedness Index

Today, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more than 35 development partners, released its second report of the National...

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Successful Phase III Cholera Vaccine Trial

PaxVax Inc., a specialty vaccine company focused on travel and biodefense, this week announced positive results from a Phase 3 safety and lot-to-lot consistency trial of its single-dose oral cholera vaccine candidate, PXVX0200. The...

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HHS Backs 3 Ebola Vaccines with PREP Protections

Health and Human Services today announced a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to facilitate the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines. The declaration provides immunity under United States...

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US rejects calls for treaty eliminating nukes

Vienna (AFP) Dec 09, 2014 – The US representative at a major conference on nuclear weapons rejected calls Tuesday for a treaty immediately eliminating them, saying Washington prefers a “step-by-step” approach. “We think the...

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Iran’s Rouhani calls for regional IS response

Tehran (AFP) Dec 09, 2014 – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Tuesday for a regional response to the threat posed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria rather than the deployment of...

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Hackers urge Sony to pull N. Korea comedy film: reports

Los Angeles (AFP) Dec 09, 2014 – A group which claims to have hacked Sony’s servers demanded Monday that its movie studio pull a soon-to-be-released comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to kill North...

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