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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Government

Northrop Grumman secures Navy vehicles contract

Navy officials said the service branch has awarded a $57 million award potentially worth up to $250 million to Northrop Grumman to produce Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. The initial 19 vehicles could result in an additional 84 target vehicles, bringing the GQM-163A... Read More »

US Justice Department sues Walmart over opioids

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it had filed suit against Walmart for its part in the opioid epidemic. According to the complaint filed in federal court, the DOJ alleges that Walmart Inc. unlawfully dispensed opioids from its pharmacies across the country, resulting in... Read More »

IAFC touts public safety communications sustainment

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is extending gratitude to lawmakers for efforts to sustain the T-Band spectrum via the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act. Officials maintain the band is critical to public safety interoperable radio communications in major metropolitan areas and... Read More »

Battelle secures DOE management contract

The Department of Energy has awarded a $3.8 billion contract to Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) to manage the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). The agreement, which would span 10 years if all options are exercised, forms a partnership with a Battelle organization that includes... Read More »

FDA approves Ebolavirus treatment Ebanga

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for the Zaire Ebolavirus infection in adults and children. The treatment is called Ebanga, a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the virus's binding to the cell receptor, thus preventing its entry into the cell. Zaire... Read More »

Senators applaud DHS for combatting vaccine fraud

A group of U.S. Senators is commending the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their efforts to protect against counterfeit vaccines and personal protective equipment through Operation Stolen Promise 2.0. “In April U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read More »

CBP publishes 2021-2026 forward strategy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said the agency's recently published Strategy 2021-2026 introduces new mission and vision statements describing commitment to a safer and more prosperous nation. The document also addresses mission priorities describing the core in a succinct... Read More »

DARPA Toolbox seeks to aid vendor technology access

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has initiated its DARPA Toolbox, which provides open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors to researchers behind DARPA programs. “DARPA performers are frequently encumbered by having to negotiate access to tools, IP... Read More »

DEA launches campaign to reduce drug misuse, overdose

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is launching a new campaign that urges the public to “Secure Your Meds” as part of its effort to reduce drug misuse and overdose. The administration hopes the campaign will remind Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and secure unused... Read More »

Tests address public transit virus spread reduction

Three entities have initiated real-world testing efforts to determine the most effective measures to address the public transit virus spread reduction. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has partnered with the New York Metropolitan... Read More »