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Friday, January 28th, 2022

Government

DOJ awards $1.6 billion in grants to reduce violent crime

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is awarding $1.6 billion in grants to support programs designed to reduce violent crime while strengthening communities. “The Department of Justice is committed to supporting our state and local partners to combat crime across the country,” Attorney General... Read More »

House bill seeks to protect supply chain from adversaries

A group of lawmakers have introduced a measure they said seeks to protect the domestic supply chain from foreign adversaries that include China and Russia. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Victoria Spartz (R-IN) introduced the National Critical... Read More »

Marine Corps conduct field training exercise in Japan

Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel recently conducted Resolute Dragon 21, the largest bilateral field training exercise, which was executed in Japan. The exercise involved over 4,000 troops from 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and the JGSDF’s... Read More »

DHS S&T awards funds for aviation self-screening prototype

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Screening at Speed Program announced Tuesday it had awarded more than $2.5 million to Vanderlande Industries to develop a passenger self-screening concept design and prototype to streamline TSA PreCheck... Read More »

DHS initiates bug bounty program

The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the recent launch of its Hack DHS bug bounty program represents an effort to identify potential agency cybersecurity vulnerabilities while increasing cybersecurity resilience. “As the federal government’s cybersecurity quarterback, DHS... Read More »

Northrop Grumman expands participation in SkyRange program

Northrop Grumman has secured an Air Force agreement to expand the company's participation in the Department of Defense's (DoD) SkyRange program. Northrop Grumman's engineering and planning work to reconfigure four United States Air Force EQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk aircraft for use in the SkyRange... Read More »

Lawmakers initiate Hypersonics Caucus

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have launched the Hypersonics Caucus to promote hypersonic weapons utilization in accordance with national security strategy initiatives. Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Jim Banks (R-IN) spearheaded the effort. “Russia and China have spent the past two... Read More »

Lawmakers host cybersecurity roundtable session

Republicans members of the House American Security Task Force recently hosted a cybersecurity roundtable session with industry leaders. Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX) spearheaded the effort, which focused on the present state of the nation's cybersecurity and what Congress can... Read More »

HSI-led investigations net seizure of Iranian weapons, fuel

An investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation’s (HSI) Washington D.C. Field Office and Defense Criminal Investigative Service’s (DCIS) Mid-Atlantic Field Office has led to the seizure of Iranian arms from vessels in the Arabian Sea.... Read More »

Document highlights TSA air cargo security goals

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently published a document identifying and addressing emerging threats and ensuring the efficient flow of commerce. The document, the Air Cargo Security Roadmap, is the result of collaboration within the air cargo industry with stakeholders. It... Read More »

AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibodies garner FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this week an emergency use authorization (EUA) for AstraZeneca’s Evusheld, authorizing the use of monoclonal antibodies to reduce specific COVID-19 risk. Evusheld is tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab and administered together to... Read More »