Wednesday, January 20th, 2021


DOD initiative advocates industrial workforce

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded its first nine prototyping projects to bolster the industrial workforce sector. The projects, valued at nearly $27 million, are in conjunction with the National Imperative for Industrial Skills initiative, also known as the Skills Imperative. " A... Read More »

GAO issues OMB, HHS supply chain recommendations

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding supply chain issues mitigation. While HHS is leading an effort to address medical supply chain issues related to the... Read More »

Global health entities target antimicrobial resistance

Three global health entities have formed a group they said would be charged with catalyzing global attention and action, preserving antimicrobial medicines, and averting the disastrous consequences of antimicrobial resistance. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World... Read More »

Bolstered hate crimes data collection, reporting sought

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is advocating federal lawmakers and law enforcement agencies enhance hate crimes data collection and reporting in the wake of incidents rising. The ADL said the call to action stems from the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report, determining 2019... Read More »

Inovio begins Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Inovio Pharmaceuticals signaled intentions to begin phase two of its Phase 2/3 clinical trial for INO-4800, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. "Initiation of our Phase 2 trial... Read More »

DHS journal details large-scale chlorine research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has released a comprehensive journal detailing the toxic inhalation hazards of industrial chemicals like ammonia and chlorine. The Jack Rabbit II project involving multiple large-scale chlorine release experiments... Read More »