The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) announced a collaborative effort on Thursday to establish the “Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB) Biopharmaceutical Accelerator” to help fight against antimicrobial resistance.
The collaboration involves the... Read More »
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) commenced a training exercise last week aimed at handling environments affected by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats (CBRNE).
The course, entitled “Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC),”... Read More »
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) announced the signing of a series of licensing agreements on Thursday with Biodetech, LLC, allowing the company to utilize the Agents of Biological Origin Identifier (ABOid).
ABOid is a pathogen identification platform developed by... Read More »
A subcommittee hearing chaired by U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) on Thursday heard testimony from leading cybersecurity experts on the serious national security threats currently faced by the U.S. from other nation states and malicious cyber actors.
The hearing, held by the House Homeland... Read More »
The Preparedness Summit announced on Thursday that it would hold a plenary session titled “Making Smart Choices: Disaster Risk Reduction at Home and Abroad” based on disaster risk prevention.
The plenary session will be held on March 20 and will be hosted by leading experts on disaster risk... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed three key Homeland Security Committee bills on Tuesday.
Rep. John Katko (R-NY) introduced two bills, the Transportation Security Administration Reform and Improvement Act and the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016. The former passed... Read More »
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) introduced the Terrorist Release Transparency Act, H.R. 4580, on Tuesday.
The legislation aims to ensure that the public, along with foreign partners, have access to critical details before terrorists are released from the Guantanamo Bay... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Monday on the steps the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can take regarding unaccompanied children (UAC) crossing the southern U.S. border.... Read More »
Tenable Network Security, Inc., announced on Monday that it is expanding its focus on the federal market by adding a new sales division to see the unique cybersecurity needs of federal customers.
Tenable also announced that it has hired Darron Makrokanis to lead the new sales division.... Read More »
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) responded to concerns on Thursday regarding questions it received on its request for proposal (RFP) and the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network.
“We are pleased with the interest and questions we received from industry,... Read More »
The El Centro Border Patrol announced on Thursday that Rodney S. Scott has been appointed as the new chief border patrol agent.
The previous chief agent, Carla Provost, was promoted to deputy assistant commissioner for Customs and Border Patrol, Internal Affairs and relocated to Washington,... Read More »
Lewis Rhodes Labs (LRL) announced on Monday the launch of its new Cyber Microscope, which is based on an innovative breakthrough that allows the device to increase detection speeds and resolution precision by more than 100 times.
“The improved speed and accuracy of the LRL Cyber Microscope... Read More »
Symantec Corp. announced on Friday that the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) won AV-TEST’s “Best Protection 2015 Award” for corporate products, and scored high performance grades in each of the award’s cyber security certification areas.
SEP consistently lead the field in the... Read More »
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) on Wednesday praised the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the list of countries of concern.
“I commend Secretary Johnson for adding Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the list of countries of... Read More »
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Gil Kerlikowske gave a speech on Wednesday at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg highlighting the future of the CBP and the day to day operations it faces.
“So what does a typical day look like?” Kerlikowske said. “On a... Read More »