Countermeasures

Bicameral legislators introduce measure to protect U.S. from COVID variants

On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Suzanne Bonamici…

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Senate advances cyberattack response legislation

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) recently applauded Senate action advancing legislation designed to expedite the government’s…

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TSA reopens Innovation Checkpoint initiative

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced a partnership with Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to reopen the Innovation…

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WHO call for antimicrobial resistance surveillance reports met record number of confirmed infection reports in 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) gained more than 3 million lab-confirmed infection case reports in response -- a record figure…

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Biden administration recommends changes to ensure security of pharmaceutical supply chain

The White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and…

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Senate unanimously advances legislation to support “Havana Syndrome” victims

The Senate unanimously advanced Monday legislation designed to support American public servants who have incurred brain injuries from likely directed…

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Senate advances innovation investment protection bill

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded recent Senate action advancing a measure designed…

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Henry Schein earns $53.4M contract from HHS to support Strategic National Stockpile’s PPE storage, distribution

In efforts to improve the Strategic National Stockpile, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $53.4…

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DiaSorin awarded $4.6M federal contract to increase COVID-19 test capacity

The U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have awarded a $4.6 million contract to DiaSorin…

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Reps. Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, Bost introduce fire station construction legislation

On Monday, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Michael Bost (R-IL), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire…

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Justice Department seizes $2.3M in cryptocurrency payed to ransomware extortionists

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently seized 63.7 bitcoins valued at approximately $2.3 million, alleging the funds represented proceeds…

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Sen. Tester urges investigation attack on meat processing industry, increased security

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) has forwarded correspondence to Biden administration leaders requesting an investigation into a beef processing industry ransomware…

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New CDC study shows mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91 percent among fully vaccinated

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrated continuing good news for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,…

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Smallpox therapeutic marks BARDA’s 60th FDA approval/licensure/clearance through public-private partnerships

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Chimerix, Inc.’s smallpox therapeutic TEMBEXA last week marked a medical achievement…

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Hagerty introduces IRON DOME legislation

U.S. Rep. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) introduced legislation on Friday to redirect funds appropriated for Gaza and other Hamas-dominated areas to…

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CBP, LAWA issue proactive international travel guidance

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) personnel said the entities are implementing proactive measures…

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Oshkosh secures Army weapon system upgrade contract

Oshkosh Corporation announced that it has secured a $942.9 million Army contract to update weapon systems on Stryker Infantry Carrier…

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GSU researcher receives $2.7M NIAID grant for study of seasonal, universal vaccination in elderly populations

A professor at Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Sang-Moo Kang, received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from…

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Congress members release GAO report on DHS Inspector General

U.S. Reps. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Homeland Security Committee Chairman; Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman; John…

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Center for American Progress applauds Biden administration focus on global anti-corruption

Center for American Progress (CAP) officials are espousing the benefits of the Biden administration's decision to make global anti-corruption a…

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Rep. Stefanik urges reopening of northern border

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has forwarded correspondence to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to encourage efforts to…

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IDSA calls out gaps in latest White House budget, praises commitment to halting HIV, emerging public health threats

The newest White House budget proposal would put billions of dollars in funding toward public health, drug, and research initiatives,…

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Experimental oral antiviral shows potential against COVID-19 in cell culture study

According to new research from National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists at the Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health…

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Moderna enters agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine

Biotech company Moderna announced Tuesday that they had entered into an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to fill/finish the sterile…

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KBR secures Air Force engineering services contract

Air Force officials said the branch has awarded a $91.8 million task order to KBR, Inc. to provide engineering services…

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Maine delegation oppose naval destroyer budget elimination

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) in…

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Bechtel completes destruction of 60 tons of VX nerve agent projectiles

In four months, a Bechtel-led team has managed to destroy approximately 60 tons of VX nerve agent contained in 155-millimeter…

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Centivax partners with U.S. Naval Medical Research Center to develop broad-spectrum COVID-19 therapeutic

With $4.2 million in funding from the Henry Jackson Foundation and a new partnership with the U.S. Naval Medical Research…

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Organizations call for $50B roadmap to end, recover from pandemic

The leaders of the international organizations for financing, health, and trade are urging government leaders to finance a new $50…

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CARB-X funds earmarked for antibiotics research

Basel, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company BioVersys has secured a $4.35 million funding allotment from CARB-X to develop new antibiotics to treat…

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Rep. Lieu introduces legislation seeking to bolster government vendor cybersecurity

Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) has introduced a measure designed to bolster government vendor cybersecurity. The Improving Contractor Cybersecurity Act…

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HHS unveils public-private partnership with Global Health Investment Corporation, its first venture capital partnership

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched its first venture capital public-private partnership dedicated to developing…

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NIH begins Phase 1 clinical trial of NIAID’s universal flu vaccine

Following its development by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the U.S. National Institutes of…

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