FTC sues to block Lockheed Martin from $4.4B acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Chris Galford

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a lawsuit to block Lockheed Martin Corporation from the vertical acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne…

Bill seeks to bolster federal disaster response

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) is espousing the benefits of a bill that would bolster federal disaster response efforts. Peters,…

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Moderna begins dosing for Phase 2 testing of omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine booster

Moderna, Inc. dosed the first participant this week for its Phase 2 study of a COVID-19 booster vaccine tailored to…

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BAE secures Marine Corps contract for Amphibious Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems officials said the company has secured a Marine Corps contract award totaling $169 million for 33 Amphibious Combat…

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Bill seeks to bolster federal cybersecurity

U.S. Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and James Comer (R-KY) introduced Tuesday legislation to bolster the federal government’s cyber defenses…

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Rep. Griffith introduces legislation ensuring domestically-produced PPE

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to partner with domestic personal protective equipment (PPE)…

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BioNet earns up to $16.9M from CEPI for studies, production and analysis of variant-proof SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Drawing from a $200 million program meant to stimulate the development of vaccines with broad betacoronavirus protection, the Coalition for…

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Sens. Murray, Burr release discussion draft of PREVENT Pandemics Act in effort to improve public health systems

Trying to bolster U.S. public health and medical preparedness and response systems after COVID-19 exposed their flaws, U.S. Sens. Patty…

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HHS to distribute more than $2B additional funds for healthcare providers hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Building on the nearly $9 billion in funding already granted to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and healthcare providers since…

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Port of Los Angeles launches Cyber Resilience Center

The Port of Los Angeles announced Monday it had launched its Cyber Resilience Center (CRC), a port community cyber defense…

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CBP provides monthly operational update

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Monday its December 2021 operational statistics update, which offers a comprehensive view…

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FDA limits monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19 treatment due to ineffectiveness against omicron

In a move that prompted backlash from Florida in particular, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week…

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Department of Homeland Security hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Training in Florida

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) recently hosted a Human Trafficking Awareness Training…

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Bill provides Ukraine aid to avert Russian invasion

A group of lawmakers recently introduced legislation that seeks to protect vulnerable civilian populations from a Russian military invasion. U.S.…

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FDA expands use of COVID-19 drug veklury for mild to moderate cases

Formerly only used for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the Gilead Sciences Inc. drug veklury – also known as remdesivir –…

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Legislation targets fentanyl smugglers

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), and Michael Guest (R-MS) recently introduced a measure they…

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Sen. Peters calls for increased funding to help protect houses of worship from threats

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led a group of lawmakers in…

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BARDA calls for proposals to develop new late-stage antibiotics capable of negating antibiotic resistance

In support of the federal Project BioShield incentivization effort, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) recently launched a…

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Federal lawmakers seek ghost gun ban from Conference of Mayors

A collection of more than 40 senators and representatives published a letter last week calling for members of the United…

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Bill seeks to bolster wildfire communications, information sharing

U.S. Reps. Young Kim (R-CA) and Melanie Stansbury (D-NM) recently introduced legislation to bolster wildfire communications and information sharing among…

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House Invest to Protect Act urges $50M investment into smaller police departments

Backed by various law enforcement organizations and bipartisan appeal, U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and John Rutherford (R-FL) – together…

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Congressmembers call on Biden to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-ME), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South…

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Gates Foundation, Wellcome offer $300M to CEPI’s pandemic, vaccine development efforts

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations’ (CEPI) 100 Days Mission to reduce the vaccine development timeline received a $300 million…

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TSA report examines increase in firearm discoveries at Georgia airports

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report determined firearm discoveries at Georgia airports increased in 2021. Per the analysis, officers at…

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Sens. Peters, Cornyn push cybersecurity bill to protect commercial satellites, industrial control systems

Introduced by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) this week, the Satellite Cybersecurity Act proposes new requirements…

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Rep. Katko asks Biden to utilize NY medical expertise in public health response to Omicron surge

Citing the surge in Omicron cases nationwide, U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) urged President Joe Biden to use research and…

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Bill seeks to reduce global sex trafficking demand

U.S. Reps. Ann Wagner (R-MO), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) introduced this week legislation that seeks to reduce…

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Bipartisan Congressional Delegation meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Murphy (D-CT),…

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Merck, Ridgeback to supply 3 million courses of molnupiravir this year to UNICEF for COVID-19 efforts

Under a long-term agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced this week, Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have agreed…

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CEPI, IPD partner to advance COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in Africa

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) recently collaborated to advance COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing…

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Sens. Peters, Scott introduce legislation seeking to address federal property, assets disaster resilience

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced Tuesday a bill that requires federal agencies to consider disaster…

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Lawrence Livermore National Lab, academic and army scientists to jointly develop multi-pathogen vaccine

A new partnership between governmental, military, and academic scientists seeks to collaboratively develop a vaccine over the next five years…

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Bipartisan senators introduce legislation to rebuild public health workforce

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation Friday that would…

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Invest in Law Enforcement Act seeks funds for smaller police departments

A new bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), and John Rutherford (R-FL) would provide $50…

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DARPA chooses ENVision program development teams

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials said the agency has selected 10 industry and university research teams for the…

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