Countermeasures

DHS Report: Environment unlikely to affect transmissibility of SARS-COV-2 variants

New research from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has found that the deactivating effects…

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CDC funds target COVID-19 vaccine program expansion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has earmarked $3 billion to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based COVID-19 vaccine…

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Lawmakers urge refrain from Iran approach

A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to President Joe Biden to encourage a reset if the approach towards Iran…

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Interim Phase 3 trial data shows lingering COVID-19 antibodies up to six months after Moderna vaccination

Moderna, Inc. is trumpeting the interim results of a phase three trial of its COVID-19 vaccine, which have shown antibodies…

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WHO labels AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine blood clot issues rare, but worth continued study

An assessment by the COVID-19 subcommittee of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) has…

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Senators urge Biden administration to fund secure 5G networks

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan Congress members to urge President Joe…

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Bavarian Nordic gets $28M supply order from Janssen for Ebola vaccine substance

Bavarian Nordic received a new supply order from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to manufacture and deliver bulk drug substance of MVA-BN…

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Valneva offers positive COVID-19 vaccine candidate data

The specialty vaccine company Valneva SE has issued positive data for Part A of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of…

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Man sentenced for attempted chemical weapon purchase

Department of Justice officials said a man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole for attempting…

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Moderna, Catalent to collaborate on high-speed vial filling line for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna, Inc. is joining forces with Catalent, Inc. to create a high-speed vial filling line in Indiana that will aid…

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FDA authorizes first at home blood spot COVID-19 antibody test for emergency use

The Symbiotica COVID-19 Self-Collected Antibody Test System gained emergency use authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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DHS funds target biological threats monitoring

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has earmarked funds to develop capabilities to monitor the…

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DIA outlines latest MARS initiative breakthrough

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials recently outlined the latest breakthrough regarding its Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System (MARS) initiative, touting efforts…

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Walter Reed-created COVID-19 vaccine begins Phase 1 clinical testing

A new COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) began a phase one clinical trial…

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Senators introduce legislation to combat illegal firearms trafficking

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bill Monday aimed at combating straw…

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Emergent BioSolutions on track to meet all COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing commitments

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. reported this week that it is on schedule to meet all manufacturing commitments related to COVID-19 vaccines,…

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Reps. Cuellar, Katko introduce bill to manage migrant surges

U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation Friday to address migrant surges at the border that…

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Northern border smuggling, trafficking task force formed

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) personnel have formed a task to address the illegal movement…

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Alion secures $77M contract with Air Force

Alion Science and Technology has secured a $77 million Air Force agreement to provide aircraft and weapons systems research and…

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BARDA, Janssen expand Phase 2a trial of COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents

An ongoing Phase 2a trial of a Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been expanded to include adolescents between…

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HHS launches vaccine public education campaign

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching a new public education campaign to encourage people to…

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HHS initiates COVID-19 mask design contest

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has initiated a COVID-19 mask design competition, with officials touting a total…

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Bill targets potential border surges

Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced last week a measure designed to address potential southwest border surges.…

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Legislation to provide greater oversight of federal prisons’ COVID-19 efforts reintroduced to Congress

U.S. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently reintroduced the Federal…

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NIH begins Phase 1 clinical trial to test Moderna COVID-19 variant vaccine

Although it already has a successful COVID-19 vaccine in circulation, Moderna is developing a vaccine designed to address the troubling…

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HSI, partners warn consumers of COVID-19 post-vaccine survey scam

Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Justice, is warning U.S. citizens about a scam targeting vulnerable consumers…

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TSA Surge Capacity Force helps FEMA administer vaccines

Members of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce are helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) pandemic response by volunteering…

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Tabletop exercise targets NASCAR race safety measures

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) personnel recently joined NASCAR and law enforcement officials in a…

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Bell Textron, Army continue V-280 Valor progression

Bell Textron and Army officials said terms have been reached regarding the execution of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction…

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NIRVANA diagnostic capable of diagnosing, sequencing COVID-19, variants and other viruses

Clinicians have created a portable test -- dubbed NIRVANA -- capable of detecting and sequencing COVID-19, its variants, and other…

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CEPI offers up to $200M for SARS-CoV-2, betacoronavirus vaccine development

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) announced this week that it will invest up to $200 million into promising vaccine…

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GSK to aid Novavax COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing

Global healthcare company GSK has reached a principle agreement with Novavax and the UK Government Vaccines Taskforce to support the…

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BARDA researching treatment for sulfur mustard corneal injury

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) officials said the agency has provided funding for studies evaluating the therapeutic potential…

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BAE secures Navy landing systems integration contract

The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a four-year $42.5 million contract to provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services…

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CDC awards UCLA $4.9M grant to study COVID-19 vaccine efficacy on health workers

Over the next year, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will lead a study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness on…

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