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Monday, February 6th, 2023

Government

Measure seek to bolster civil defense preparedness

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) recently introduced a bill designed to strengthen civil defense preparedness in Hawaii and across the country. Gabbard and Hanabusa said the Civil Defense Preparedness Act of 2018 would expand existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read More »

Border migration rose in March, according to CBP

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics revealed there was a 37 percent border migration increase overall during the month of March when compared to February, but a 203 percent increase compared to March 2017. Officials said a total of 37,393 individuals were apprehended between ports of... Read More »

Global Entry endeavor reaches milestone

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said its flagship Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry, has eclipsed the five million member milestone. CBP personnel said Global Entry provides expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. As of... Read More »

Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle benefits highlighted

The Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) was recently touted as a key component in delivering command and control, troop transport, mortar, medical evacuation, and medical treatment to the battlefield. Under the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) formation, officials said the AMPV,... Read More »

CDC seeks to address antibiotic resistance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said the agency is working to address instances of germs with unusual antibiotic resistance genes in the United States. A CDC Vital Signs report referenced health departments working with the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab... Read More »

CBP continues to aid missing migrants initiative

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel recently joined two other agencies as a means following up on a program designed to bring closure for Mexican families missing loved ones in southern Arizona. CBP agents paired with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Tucson Field... Read More »

DARPA seeks proposals to enhance swarm autonomy

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced recently that it is seeking proposals for the second “swarm sprint,” which focuses on improving autonomy through enhancements of drone platforms or autonomy elements. The proposal aims to continue the technology development of... Read More »

CBP offers two options to aid summer travelers

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are touting the benefits of a pair of options designed to aid summer travelers. Officials said the Global Entry program and the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app could help travelers get home quicker. CBP officials said the critically acclaimed... Read More »