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AI innovation enables COVID-19 conspiracy theory tracking

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are espousing the benefits of a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool capable of identifying COVID-19-related conspiracy theories on social media. The AI models how the conspiracy theories evolved and how they could someday help public health officials... Read More »

CISA, partners execute Indianapolis 500 safety exercise

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) personnel and partners are espousing the benefits of a recently executed tabletop exercise designed to bolster Indianapolis 500 race safety. CISA joined Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials, state and local... Read More »

NIST links public safety radios, broadband network

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) engineers are espousing the benefits of a low-cost computer system connecting older public safety radios with the latest wireless communications networks. “This NIST project aims to develop a prototype infrastructure that could be used by... Read More »

FLIR wins DARPA contract for new Chem-Bio defense fabric

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced Monday that it had won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new fabrics embedded with catalysts and chemical agents that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats on contact. The fabrics will be incorporated... Read More »

CDC funds target COVID-19 vaccine program expansion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has earmarked $3 billion to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based COVID-19 vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding allotment would support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine... Read More »

Valneva offers positive COVID-19 vaccine candidate data

The specialty vaccine company Valneva SE has issued positive data for Part A of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate VLA2001. Officials noted subject to regulatory approval, the company plans to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial by the end of... Read More »

Alion secures $77M contract with Air Force

Alion Science and Technology has secured a $77 million Air Force agreement to provide aircraft and weapons systems research and development for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO). Officials indicated the task without order possesses a 60-month period of performance via the... Read More »

Tabletop exercise targets NASCAR race safety measures

Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) personnel recently joined NASCAR and law enforcement officials in a tabletop exercise focusing on GEICO 500 hypothetical public safety incidents. CISA Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security... Read More »

Bell Textron, Army continue V-280 Valor progression

Bell Textron and Army officials said terms have been reached regarding the execution of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) contract's second phase involving the V-280 Valor design. “This is the next step to a program of record, and Bell is proud to closely collaborate... Read More »

GSK to aid Novavax COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing

Global healthcare company GSK has reached a principle agreement with Novavax and the UK Government Vaccines Taskforce to support the manufacturing of up to 60 million doses of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine. Under the agreement, GSK will provide manufacturing capacity at its Barnard Castle facility... Read More »

BAE secures Navy landing systems integration contract

The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a four-year $42.5 million contract to provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing systems (ICLS/ILS). “For several decades, we have been responsible for integrating the Navy’s landing... Read More »