CBP cracking down on counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and fake Pfizer inoculation seals

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Chris Galford

Since August 16, 2021, United States Customers and Border Protection (CBP) officers have reported seizing as many as five shipments…

Bill seeks to initiate war funding controls

A pair of lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to place Congressional controls on the use of emergency funding for…

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Bill targets essential medicines ingredients stockpile

A pair of lawmakers have introduced a bill they said seeks to create an emergency supply of key ingredients used…

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COVID-19 Global Vaccination Caucus sees $2 billion for vaccine manufacturing as mere starting point

While buoyed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s advancement of the Build Back Better Act, and the offerings therein,…

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International organizations, vaccine manufacturers agree to intensify vaccine delivery

Leaders of several international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and the World…

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Rubio introduces legislation designating Taliban as terrorist organization

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Cynthia…

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BARDA Transatlantic Taskforce launches fourth phase to counter antimicrobial resistance

The fourth implementation phase of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) Transatlantic Taskforce for Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) began…

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New clinical data shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine still highly effective against variants

According to new data from clinical trials highlighted by Moderna, Inc. this week, its debut COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, continues to…

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DHS S&T soliciting JamX 22 exercise participation

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials said the agency is seeking participants for the 2022…

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DOD funds earmarked for additional monoclonal antibodies doses

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company have secured Department of Defense (DOD) contracts to produce additional doses of…

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NTI research identifies lack of political will, attention to nuclear security

In a new paper, researchers from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) found that nuclear security now exists in something of…

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Graham, Waltz urge State Department to designate Taliban as terrorist organization

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) introduced resolutions Tuesday urging Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to…

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KBR, Adarga form AI partnership

Global technology firm KBR has formed a partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) analytics software developer Adarga as a means of…

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DHS funds earmarked for explosives, drugs detection

South Dakota-based Synthetik Applied Technologies, LLC has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program…

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DHS funds earmarked for UAS counter research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked over $1 million for research on countering potential unmanned aerial systems (UAS)…

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BARDA taps procurement option for approximately $112.5 million of SIGA oral smallpox treatment

Through a contract with SIGA Technologies, Inc., the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has exercised a procurement option…

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Maryland lawmakers applaud FEMA grant for public health emergency preparedness

A group of Maryland lawmakers applauded President Joe Biden for granting their request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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Emergent BioSolutions, Providence Therapeutics sign development, manufacturing agreement for COVID-19 vaccine

Gaithersburg, Md.-based Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Canadian vaccine company Providence Therapeutics said on Tuesday they have entered into a $90…

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Lawmakers urge Biden to reduce role of nuclear weapons

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and other Congress members urged President Joe Biden to limit the role of nuclear weapons…

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DoD updates guidance on procurement and operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

As of last week, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) updated guidance for the procurement and operation of its…

7 days ago

Boeing tests advanced missile defense system

Boeing officials joined Missile Defense Agency (MDA) personnel in touting the recent successful demonstration of an advanced interceptor capability for…

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Bechtel details chemical weapons destruction campaign

Bechtel officials said the engineering, construction and project management company recently destroyed the final inventory of projectiles containing mustard agent.…

7 days ago

Biden plans global COVID response summit as lawmakers call for increased vaccine aid

The Biden administration seeks an international summit on COVID-19 pandemic responses and to form a united global front for vaccination…

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BAE Systems secures DARPA aircraft design pact

BAE Systems officials said the firm has secured a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to design a full…

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NY Gov. Hochul announces $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that her state would open up a $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund to…

1 week ago

Funds target World Trade Center health program for first responders

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) is touting the inclusion of $2.86 billion for the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC)…

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Novavax launches Phase 1/2 trial to chart immunogenicity, safety of combo-COVID-19 and flu vaccine

Novavax, Inc. began enrollment last week of the first participants for a Phase 1/2 clinical trial to assess the safety…

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Public Health AmeriCorps launched by AmeriCorps and CDC to invest in public health experts

With the COVID-19 pandemic as a constant reminder of the importance of public health efforts, AmeriCorps and the Centers for…

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KBR touts successful air defense system demonstration

Global technology firm KBR is espousing the benefits of its recent successful demonstration of its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air…

2 weeks ago

Moderna signs multi-year COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing agreement with National Resilience

Under the terms of a new, multi-year agreement reached this week between Moderna and National Resilience, National Resilience will produce…

2 weeks ago

COVAX predicts 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter 2022, calls for further support

In its latest Supply Forecast, the multilateral vaccine equity program COVAX announced expectations of 1.425 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines…

2 weeks ago

Sandia National Lab designs modular radiation monitors for U.S. ports

Sandia National Laboratory’s modular radiation detection monitors will decrease costs and enhance threat detection, officials say. As part of an…

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Lawmakers lament Taliban cabinet appointments

A pair of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, expressing disapproval of the Taliban’s recently announced…

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DHS Secretary says Afghan refugee surge won’t detract from international terrorism fight

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured Thursday the growing effort to combat domestic terrorism and the mass influx of Afghan refugees…

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