Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are espousing the benefits of its Fieldable Solutions for Hemorrhage with bio-Artificial Resuscitation Products (FSHARP) program, which addresses blood supply shortages.
“When blood donations decline – as we have seen during the... Read More »
According to results published in The Lancet this week, a Phase 1, first-in-human test of an experimental Marburg virus vaccine developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), good safety profiles and an active immune response brought hope for the candidate’s... Read More »
The joint work of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet Rocketdyne yielded a successful second flight test for the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) this week.
HAWC is a cruise missile that uses its own... Read More »
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials said the agency's newly released FY 2023-2026 Strategic Plan targets strengthened capabilities and aids the nation in attaining its highest ideals.
“The work of USCIS makes the possibility of America a reality for immigrants from... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bob Latta (R-OH), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently introduced the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl Act, which seeks to permanently schedule fentanyl analogues while granting researchers the ability to conduct fentanyl substance... Read More »
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials said a recently released report and toolkit seeks to aid K-12 schools in protecting against cybersecurity threats.
CISA noted Partnering to Safeguard K-12 Organizations from Cybersecurity Threats provides insight into the current... Read More »
Air Force officials have detailed a Howard University partnership in which the Historically Black College or University (HBCU) will lead a University Affiliated Research Center.
The focus on military systems tactical autonomy technology earmarks $12 million annually for Howard University for five... Read More »
In its latest operational update, covering the final month of 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures showed a mix of figures, with overall encounters along the border increasing even as unlawful crossings fell and migration patterns shifted overall.
Large numbers of people... Read More »
Security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin noted the Directed Energy Interceptor for Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System (DEIMOS) recently achieved first light, representing alignment with system design parameters.
The DEIMOS first light demonstration serves as a milestone to aid the Army... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted its recent examination of comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and oversight challenges has resulted in a series of recommendations to address the concerns.
The GAO has issued 335 public recommendations regarding cybersecurity and oversight since... Read More »
As called for under the CARES Act stimulus bill of 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an investigation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) oversight practices surrounding research into pandemic pathogens and found cause for concern.
While such... Read More »
The United States Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) split $1.1 million between seven federal laboratories this week for federal research that could benefit Department of Homeland Security (DHS) missions and homeland security stakeholders – and, potentially, find a market.
The latter... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a successful year in 2022, the agency reports, and commended personnel for several accomplishments.
“I am incredibly proud of our dedicated TSA employees who perform the critical task of securing our nation’s transportation systems each... Read More »
Despite being required to develop the ability to make at least 80 plutonium pits per year by 2030, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) current plans fail to follow best practices, increasing the odds of costly increases and delays, according to an investigation from the... Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded a $12 million, Phase 2 contract to BAE Systems this week to develop a low-cost, all-weather, multi-mode seeker system for use with maritime targeting from air-launched platforms.
“Our new multi-mode modular seeker enables precision identification... Read More »
Military communications and network solutions company Fuse Integration has released a white paper examining the Joint All-Domain Command and Control system's (JADC2) role in addressing military tactical edge challenges.
“U.S. and allied defense forces are facing an increasingly dynamic landscape... Read More »
Based on its latest request for information (RFI), the United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) sees potential for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in training law enforcement and emergency response... Read More »
While cases against participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection continue, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) waded into the matter last week with the launch of a new data map showcasing connections between defendants and extremist... Read More »
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a reference material based on baker’s yeast cells – a harmless yet living biological material – that they intend to use for training first responders on biothreats.
“Suspicious powder incidents occur... Read More »
Looking to advance information and communications technologies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) joined other stakeholders this week to launch the Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 (JUMP 2.0).
This program will build... Read More »
The number of people who attempted to bring guns onto United States airplanes rose significantly this year, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), despite having never been allowed in carry-on bags regardless of concealed weapons permits.
This protection measure resulted... Read More »
A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) looked into a 2013 radiological incident in Hueypoxtla, Mexico, in which a radioactive source was stolen, and used the incident as a sign that security and law enforcement needs to be trained en masse in radiological protection and... Read More »
In two randomized, placebo-controlled trials of three Ebola vaccine administration regimens for adults and children, the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination (PREVAC) recently published results concluding that all regimens were safe and effective.
Vaccine candidates included Ad26.ZEBOV,... Read More »
Global security technology company Northrop Grumman has secured an 8.8 million Air Force contract to enhance the firm's hypersonics manufacturing technology initiatives.
Authorities indicated the funding allotment is via the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Manufacturing and Industrial... Read More »
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, has released 2021 hate crime statistics.
The data was submitted by 11,834 law enforcement agencies providing information about offenses, victims, offenders, and hate crime locations.
According to... Read More »
Lockheed Martin has detailed a successful conclusion of NASA’s Artemis I mission by the Orion spacecraft splashdown and recovery.
Per Lockheed Martin, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center performed... Read More »
Following a two-year investigation by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, a new report detailed significant failures in the federal government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and overall preparedness.
Released... Read More »
A partnership between VBI Vaccines Inc. and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) expanded this week with a new development agreement seeking the development of multivalent coronavirus shots for use against multiple coronavirus threats.
Based on VBI’s proprietary enveloped... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) is slated to conduct a second review of cybersecurity attacks connected to the global extortion-focused hacker group Lapsus$.
“The Cyber Safety Review Board has quickly established itself as an innovative and enduring... Read More »
As part of its Antiviral Program for Pandemics (APP), meant to accelerate the discovery, development, and manufacturing of antivirals, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded more than $12 million to three institutions for new therapies.
These new... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, this week released the results of an investigation into the rise of domestic terrorism and federal actions against it – and alleged that it has come up short.
Specifically, he pointed to... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recommendations to address Chinese nationals potentially transferring technology to foreign entities.
Per the GAO, a third of foreign graduate students studying science, technology, engineering, and... Read More »
A team at Sandia National Laboratories completed four years of work on and published a summary of various vulnerabilities in electric vehicle charging infrastructure this week in the journal Energies, drawing attention to the risks of evolution.
While all growth comes with its share of risks,... Read More »
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study examining Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system sustainment maintains aircraft mission capable goals were generally not met and sustainment costs varied by aircraft.
The GAO report provided observations regarding mission-capable rates and costs... Read More »
Lauretta AI, an Arlington, Mass. startup, received $198,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) this week for work on a commercial artificial intelligence solution capable of making an adaptable anomaly detection system to secure soft... Read More »