Meetings of the Five Country Ministerial and the Quintet of Attorneys General meetings were jointly held on Feb. 16-17 by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to discuss the latest issue surrounding international security.
Lynch and Johnson’s... Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently highlighted the first response role of career epidemiology field officers (CEFOs) in the event of a viral outbreak of pandemic.
The CEFO program was instituted by the CDC in 2002 as a response to Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and the anthrax... Read More »
FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it will integrate its Lepton micro camera into the new Cat S60 to create the world’s first thermal imaging smartphone.
FLIR, a leading manufacturer of ruggedized smartphones, said that the phone would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress... Read More »
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced on Tuesday that approximately $6.85 million in federal grants will go to North Dakota to support homeland security and emergency management.
Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said that the... Read More »
SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it produced a new human antibody therapeutic to threat the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) utilizing its novel DiversitAb production platform.
MERS-CoV was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The World... Read More »
The Conference of the States Parties announced on Wednesday that it would host an event to celebrate the inaugural International Day for the Foundation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), or “OPCW Day,” from May 2-4 at OPCW headquarters.
Deliberations over... Read More »
As a response to the growing threat of malicious hacking scandals and cyber security threats, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts (R-PA) sent a letter on Wednesday to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking insight into... Read More »
Canadian Ambassador Sabine Nölke, along with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General and Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, announced on Wednesday that Canada would provide an additional $2.8 million to the organization’s investigative efforts in... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently detailed the extensive security effort in securing the site for Super Bowl 50.
Among the agencies involved in the effort were the Travel Safety Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),... Read More »
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the release of FY 2016 Notices of Funding Opportunity on Tuesday for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion.
The programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as... Read More »
Guidelines and procedures laid out by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 were issued on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security.
Federal agencies and private businesses are provided with a clear understanding of how to share cyber threat indicators with DHS’s National Cybersecurity and... Read More »
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) announced on Tuesday that Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) has been named chairman of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee, while Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) will become the chairman of the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications... Read More »
The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation announced on Monday that it has received a $10,000 grant from Emergent BioSolutions to provide 12 scholarships for qualified hazmat response professionals to attend the International Hazardous Materials Response Teams... Read More »
The American Society for Microbiology sent a letter this week in support of President Barack Obama’s request to the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for a $1.8 billion fund for emergency Zika relief.
The letter was signed by Lynn Enquist, president of the American Society for... Read More »
House lawmakers met on Friday to discuss the First Responder Network Authority’s FirstNet progress in the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) in light of its request for proposal (RFP).
The hearing marks a major step forward in FirstNet’s efforts to modernize... Read More »