New Senate bill would create a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan

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Chris Galford

Looking to put the Biden administration’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan under greater scrutiny, several Republican senators led by…

Legislation introduced to protect first responders from lethal substances, provide training

In a bicameral move, U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and David Trone (D-MD) introduced the Protecting First Responders from Secondary…

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CBP proposed guidance eyes bolstered aviation security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a proposal to enhance international air travel security for commercial flight travelers to…

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Reps. Comer, Lucas seek communications regarding DOE National Laboratories targeted by Russian hacking team

U.S. Reps. James Comer (R-KY) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) recently forwarded correspondence to the Department of Energy (DOE) requesting documents…

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Curtiss-Wright secures Army Enduring Shield platform support contract

The U.S. Army has awarded engineering solutions firm Curtiss-Wright Corporation a contract supporting the new Enduring Shield platform to meet…

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GAO, Rep. Clarke call for greater implementation of federal cybersecurity efforts

Although the majority – nearly 79 percent – of recommendations related to federal cybersecurity called for by the Government Accountability…

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Air Force to conduct next BRAVO hackathon in March to develop prototypes

The United States Department of the Air Force will conduct a BRAVO hackathon from March 20-24, 2023, as a way…

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Legislation seeks to enable ATF to electronically search gun sale records

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) recently introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act, which…

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DHS to implement victim-centered approach into policies for human trafficking

According to the second annual report from the Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT), a part of the U.S. Department…

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Bipartisan Senate push yields Wildfire Emergency Act to address western wildfires

Seeking to increase preparedness for wildfires and reduce the risks they pose, a bipartisan group of senators this week introduced…

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Bill targets bolstered student, educator human trafficking insight

U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) recently introduced legislation that seeks to educate students and teachers…

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DARPA details FSHARP blood equivalent initiative

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are espousing the benefits of its Fieldable Solutions for Hemorrhage with bio-Artificial Resuscitation…

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Marburg vaccine candidate deemed safe and effective in small, first-in-human study

According to results published in The Lancet this week, a Phase 1, first-in-human test of an experimental Marburg virus vaccine…

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Second test flight of Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept achieves speed, distance and altitude goals

The joint work of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet…

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North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs secures FEMA SAFER grant funds

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire…

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Rep. Feenstra introduces legislation addressing farmland foreign threats

U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) recently touted the benefits of the newly introduced Foreign Adversary Risk Management (FARM) Act, which…

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Citizenship and Immigration Services leadership detail new strategic plan

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials said the agency's newly released FY 2023-2026 Strategic Plan targets strengthened capabilities and…

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Legislation seeks to strengthen wildfire detection initiatives

U.S. Reps. Mike Garcia (R-CA), Young Kim (R-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), and Judy Chu (D-CA) recently introduced the Fire Information…

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U.S. Reps. Green, Bishop urge TSA for answers on No-Fly List hack

Fallout continues for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the hack and release of data from its official No-Fly List…

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U.S. Sen. Peters reintroduces bill to increase scrutiny of foreign influences

The Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act was reintroduced last week by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) in a continued…

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Pacific Northwest National Lab earns FLC award for commercializing radiological materials tracking system

For successfully licensing its electronic radiological material tracker, Mobile Source Transit Security (MSTS), to private industry, a Pacific Northwest National…

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Boeing secures Army NGATS diagnostic tool contract

Aerospace company Boeing has secured a $92 million, three-year U.S. Army award to produce additional Next Generation Automated Test System…

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Sens. Peters, Hawley advocate for GAO to examine contractor, Chinese government risks

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) are urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the national…

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U.S. Department of Justice dismantles Hive ransomware group

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, agents last week concluded efforts ongoing since July 2022 to infiltrate the computer…

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New border enforcement measures drop unlawful border crossings 97 percent in January

According to preliminary figures touted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), new measures deployed by the Biden administration have…

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Bill seeks permanent fentanyl analogues scheduling

U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bob Latta (R-OH), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently introduced the Halt All Lethal Trafficking…

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Essential Medicines Strategic Stockpile Act seeks bipartisan solution to drug shortages, foreign supply chain reliance

United States Reps. Earl Carter (R-GA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) took a second go at introducing the Essential Medicines…

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CISA report offers school cybersecurity threat protections

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials said a recently released report and toolkit seeks to aid K-12 schools in…

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Air Force, Howard University detail research partnership

Air Force officials have detailed a Howard University partnership in which the Historically Black College or University (HBCU) will lead…

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Democrats in renewed Senate push for Assault Weapons Ban following California shootings

This week, U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CN), and Chris Murphy (D-CN) introduced two bills to increase protections…

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Customs and Border Protection December update showed illegal encounters up, but crossings down

In its latest operational update, covering the final month of 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures showed a…

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Lockheed Martin highlights laser weapon system milestone

Security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin noted the Directed Energy Interceptor for Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System (DEIMOS) recently achieved…

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Hugh T. Clements Jr. appointed as Justice Department’s Director of Community Oriented Policing Services

Justice Department officials said Col. Hugh T. Clements Jr. has been appointed as the new Director of the Office of…

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GAO examines cybersecurity strategy, oversight challenges

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted its recent examination of comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and oversight challenges has resulted in a…

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FBI offers $25,000 rewards for tips on attackers of reproductive health service facilities

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) turned to the public for information on those responsible for a series…

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