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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023


House aviation bill reauthorizes FAA, TSA

The U.S. House advanced bipartisan resolution H.R. 302 Thursday that reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for five years while also reauthorizing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for three years. “Better protecting Americans requires a holistic approach to security... Read More »

ADRAS technology targets road hazard risks

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) introduced new technology designed to protect first responders at incident scenes by alerting them to potentially hazardous motorists. The Automated Driver and Responder Alert System (ADRAS) has two main components... Read More »

House advances four bills to improve homeland security

The U.S. House of Representatives advanced four bills this week designed to protect the country from external threats and foreign adversaries. The four different measures include the Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Border Tunnel Task Force... Read More »

Air Force awards Boeing $2.38B helicopter contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.38 billion contract for replacement helicopters. The original cost estimate for the program was about $4.1 billion. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said that the $1.7 billion in savings was due to strong competition. The first helicopter... Read More »

CBP seizes $4.2 mln in drugs at Pharr International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (CBP OFO) seized $4.2 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine last week at the Pharr International Bridge, between Texas and Mexico. The narcotics were hidden inside a commercial trailer carrying fresh produce. A red Kenworth... Read More »

Rockwell Collins awarded DoD contract for radio systems

Rockwell Collins, a commercial and military aviation systems company, recently was awarded a long-term contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the department with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). MUOS are airborne radios and ancillaries for ground installations and... Read More »

Air Force Secretary Wilson lends branch status update

Restoring force readiness, space operations and the future served as the prime topics during the Secretary of the Air Force’s recent update on the state of the branch. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National... Read More »

Grand Forks sector agents deployed to the Carolinas

A team of U.S. Border Patrol Grand Forks (North Dakota) Sector agents recently were deployed along the East Coast in the areas impacted by Hurricane Florence to assist with support, response, and recovery. The Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue team (BORSTAR) is part of the team. BORSTAR is... Read More »

GAO examines nuclear proliferation plan costs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) provide funding estimates for its mandated nuclear proliferation plan. A federal law introduced in 2015 and 2017 directed the President to submit a proliferation plan to Congress. A... Read More »

Lawmakers urge exploration of deepfake threats

Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) are encouraging the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to assess threats posed by deepfake technology. The three representatives forwarded correspondence last week to DNI chief Dan Coats requesting the Intelligence... Read More »