The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate announced this week that it is preparing for another installment of cross-border experiments with Canada.
The DHS will work with the Defense Research and Development Centre for Security Science... Read More »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday that it has added two new destinations to its Zika virus travel alert list - the United States Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
CDC officials had previously issued a Level-2 travel alert for people traveling to Puerto... Read More »
The United Stated Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) facilities to support establishing new animal tests/models for the development of biological medical countermeasures against biological threats, influenza and emerging infectious... Read More »
Nuclear weapons are the greatest means of instant wide-scale destruction, and the illegal trafficking of such devices is the focus of a new international conference being held by INTERPOL this week.
The conference is expected to draw some 270 participants from more than 100 countries around the... Read More »
The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week that its set of recommendations to encourage greater public-private partnership in combating cybercrime has gained the support of INTERPOL.
The project was unveiled with joint-backing from WEF’s... Read More »
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), released a statement this week following the continued spread of the Zika virus across the Americas.
PAHO gave two main reasons for the spread - the population of the Americas has not been exposed to the... Read More »
INTERPOL announced this week that it will begin training in Laos, Cambodia, to enhance investigative skills against illicit chemical weapons.
Under Project Chase, a program designed to combat chemical weapons smuggling, the organization will run a five-day training course from Jan. 18-22. The... Read More »
In the wake of an agreement signed by Ethiopia’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie and INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL is preparing to launch a special representative office at the African Union.
“Signing this agreement opens a new era of... Read More »
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) announced last week that the organization has signed a charter creating a task force on transportation.
"New business models in passenger carriage and a number of prominent rail accidents have brought renewed prominence to... Read More »
As part of the continued effort to keep New Jersey secure, the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness recently released a Terrorism Threat Assessment 2016.
In the wake of the most high profile year for terrorist attacks since 2001, the report classified likely terror... Read More »
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this week that officials will begin implementing changes to the to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enacted in the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.”
Under the new regulations,... Read More »
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) last week, swearing in the two newest members to HSAC, Michael A. Nutter and Christian P. Marrone.
“With one year left in this administration, I intend to get a lot done and I have given our... Read More »
Terrorist attacks on four British cities were thwarted last week after two pilots were intercepted discussing the plan using their “mayday” channel.
The pilots were discovered after using the mayday channel, which they did not believe was monitored. The attacks would have hit Bath, Brighton,... Read More »
The European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) was launched this month to serve as an enhanced central information hub to increase information sharing and operational coordination.
The ECTC will improve the exchange of information between law enforcement agencies,” Minister of Security and... Read More »
The CDC added more countries to its interim travel guidance related to the Zika virus on Friday, including Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa.
A Level 2 travel alert was also issued by the CDC on Jan. 15 for those traveling to countries that have... Read More »