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Monday, June 14th, 2021


HHS to expand older adult COVID-19 vaccine access

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to expand older adult COVID-19 vaccine access. The initiative would provide nearly $100 million to assist with... Read More »

Bill targets bolstering military survivor benefits

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) recently introduced a measure they said adjusts monthly benefits for family members and survivors of veterans who lost their lives in service to the nation. The Caring for Survivors Act of 2021 seeks to... Read More »

Bill seeks to empower immigration courts

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced four bills designed to empower immigration courts and make offender aliens deportable. “The Biden administration’s reckless policies are openly inviting gangs and cartels to flock to the border, so it’s more urgent than ever that we ensure dangerous... Read More »

GAO reemphasizes need for bolstered cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is reemphasizing the federal government needs to proceed with greater urgency to bolster cybersecurity initiatives across the board amid rapidly evolving threats. Per the GAO, the government needs to take 10 actions to address four major challenges... Read More »

Agencies warn of online vaccine scams

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and INTERPOL personnel said the agencies have partnered to issue public warnings concerning online COVID-19 vaccines and treatment purchases. “Counterfeit vaccines threaten the health of consumers who are duped by nefarious actors seeking to exploit the... Read More »

Congress eyes domestic terrorism law

Lawmakers began laying the groundwork for domestic terrorism legislation that would explicitly bar certain violent and/or hate groups and acts occurring in the United States, much the way that current legislation bars international acts of terrorism and violence. “As we sit here today, we are... Read More »

DOD advances nuclear microreactor prototype design process

Department of Defense (DOD) officials have proceeded with transportable advanced nuclear microreactor prototype design initiatives through two contract options. Teams led by BWXT Advanced Technologies, LLC, of Lynchburg, Va., and X-energy, LLC, of Greenbelt, Md., were selected from a preliminary... Read More »

TSA aids Connecticut drone detection testing

U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel recently joined Connecticut and New York law enforcement and police departments in aiding the Connecticut State Police (CSP) with drone detection testing. “If you want to fully neutralize the threat from a drone, you need to locate... Read More »

House Homeland Security Committee advances seven bills

The House Committee on Homeland Security advanced seven pieces of legislation this week, including bills that would secure critical infrastructure networks, enhance air travel safety during COVID-19 and future pandemics, improve information sharing, and support first responders. One of the bills... Read More »

FBI report assesses 2020 internet crimes

The FBI's recently released 2020 Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) annual report, the top three crimes reported by victims in last year were phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and extortion. Authorities indicated the report stems from 791,790 complaints of suspected internet... Read More »

DHS, other agencies assess federal election integrity

Department of Homeland Security personnel recently joined the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in assessing findings regarding federal election integrity. The findings from a joint report to the President issued... Read More »