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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Government

House passes two of Ratcliffe’s cybersecurity efforts

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two cybersecurity bills on Tuesday that were authored by U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX). “Over the last several years we’ve witnessed evolving cybersecurity threats from nation-states such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, and from criminal... Read More »

LLNL supports test of NYC subway biodefenses

Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers took to the New York City subway system last month to aid in conducting a series of tests on how a biological agent, such as anthrax, might disperse throughout the rapid transit system as a result of a bioterrorism attack or accidental release.... Read More »

DARPA awards contracts for Phase 2 of CODE program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program awarded Phase 2 system integration contracts on Monday to two companies, with six other companies collaborating on the project. The two awardees included Lockheed Martin... Read More »

McCaul releases June terror threat snapshot

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) recently released the June Terror Threat Snapshot, surveying growing threats that face America and its allies in the West. “We face a challenging threat environment here at home as Islamist extremists abroad have dug into their... Read More »

EU seeks to improve management of national borders

The European Union (EU) Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee recently approved proposals concerning border security, migration and cooperation with other countries. More than one million migrants arrived in the EU by sea in 2015, according to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR. This... Read More »

SIAC awarded $460 million contract from USCYBERCOM

Science Applications International Corp. (SIAC) was awarded a five-year, multiple-award, indefinite deliver, indefinite quantity contract worth up to $460 million on Wednesday from the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management (FEDSIM) and U.S. Cyber Command... Read More »

House passes intelligence authorization bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for FY 2017 by a vote of 371-35. This year’s IAA focuses resources on ongoing threats of terrorism from groups like ISIS, while also prioritizing long-term threats. The legislation... Read More »