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Friday, April 16th, 2021

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Lockheed Martin details successful ER GMLRS test

Lockheed Martin is touting the successful testing of its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition via an 80-kilometer flight demonstration at White Sands Missile Range. “Our new Extended-Range GMLRS significantly increases the range of the... Read More »

Research pinpoints viral outbreaks by looking at sewage

Research from Battelle shows that wastewater analysis can pinpoint neighborhoods that are hotspots for viral outbreaks of COVID-19. A preliminary report was preprinted on Feb. 20 in the MedRxIv found that by testing wastewater for the presence of SARS-COV-2 and other pathogens, they were able... Read More »

AstraZeneca initiates COVID-19 vaccine global rollout

The biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it has initiated steps to provide broad and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, noting doses have begun arriving globally in low and middle-income countries. “These first steps towards fulfilling our broad, equitable, and no-profit emergency... Read More »

START report examines QAnon extremist activity

A Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) report examining extremism has determined QAnon escalated from an obscure fringe group to a mainstream movement, but few have committed crimes. START researchers at the University of Maryland compiled QAnon supporter data regarding those... Read More »

CARB-X awards up to $18M to GSK for two vaccines

Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) awarded up to $18 million to GSK Biologicals and its affiliate GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health (GVGH) to develop new vaccines for two different illnesses. One is a vaccine for Group A streptococcus... Read More »

UC San Diego RADx projects receive NIH funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has earmarked funding totaling nearly $33 million over four years for five University of California San Diego Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) projects. The RADx initiative seeks to expedite the development, commercialization, and implementation of... Read More »

Lawmakers address post SolarWinds, other breach actions

Lawmakers representing the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Committee on Homeland Security recently conducted joint hearings to examine potential actions after cybersecurity incidents impacting government and private sector networks. The panels detailed the supply chain attacks targeting... Read More »

Lockheed Martin secures Navy, Air Force missile contract

The Navy and Air Force have awarded Lockheed Martin a $414 million contract for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production. The agreement represents the largest LRASM production pact in the program's history. The combined Lot 4/5 contract continues production of the air-launched variant of... Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine makers report vast step-up in capacity

Five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers assured Congress Tuesday that they are closely watching the emergence of new variants of COVID-19 and are optimistic the two vaccines currently approved in the United States and a third poised for approval will treat those new variants that have emerged in the... Read More »