Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday to discuss a wide variety of issues pertaining to chemical weapons.
One of the main topics for discussion was the... Read More »
The SANS Institute and NinjaJobs entered into a partnership this week to help companies find vetted, experienced cybersecurity professionals.
"We are very pleased to announce this exciting partnership with NinjaJobs," Jim Michaud, director of cyber talent solutions at the SANS Institute, said.... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation - the Promoting Resilience and Efficiency in Preparing for Attacks and Responding to Emergencies (PREPARE) Act, H.R. 3583 - on Tuesday that would enhance the U.S.’s disaster preparedness and response capabilities.
The legislation was... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation on Friday that would fully fund the Obama administration’s $1.9 billion request aimed at counteracting the Zika virus.
“In Hawaii, the threat of the Zika virus remains a major public health concern, especially... Read More »
Smiths Group announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement with Safran S.A. to acquire Morpho Detection, a detection and security solutions company.
Upon regulatory approval, Morpho will be integrated into Smith’s existing detection division.
The agreement carries an... Read More »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Monday showing the strengths and weaknesses various federal agencies have against a possible electromagnetic attack to the electrical grid.
The report sought to assess the progress agencies have made since the 2008 Commission... Read More »
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its annual assessment of health security and preparedness on Monday, which showed improvement for the United States.
The report, entitled the “2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index,” showed that the United States scored a 6.7 on a... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stationed near the border patrol checkpoint on Interstate 15 in Temecula, California, seized approximately $1.2 million worth of cocaine on Wednesday.
The incident occurred when agents encountered a 2005 Honda Accord driven by a 50-year-old male.... Read More »
The University of Central Florida defeated a host of other cyber defense teams from across the country on Sunday to officially win the 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) for the third consecutive year.
The competition, sponsored by Raytheon, included 80 colleges and... Read More »
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released a feature-length documentary on Friday entitled “Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear,” based on the timeline of the Ebola crisis and how the United States responded to the virus.
The documentary contains interviews from those... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry seized a total of approximately nine pounds of heroin during two separate incidents last week.
The first incident occurred last Wednesday when officers encountered a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen at the... Read More »
The U.S. is woefully underprepared for potential bioterrorist attacks or naturally occurring pandemics like the Zika virus, and the federal government must do more to partner with the private sector in order to combat those threats, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) warned this week.
“The answers... Read More »
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced the release of a roadmap intended to identify solutions to the ongoing debate surrounding encryption.
Members of the working group include U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at curbing the spread of Zika virus, which has already reached approximately 300 reported cases in the U.S.
As part of Curbelo’s proposed Zika Eradication and Good Government Act, H.R. 5031, the federal government would... Read More »
As part of its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, the House Homeland Security Committee recently emphasized the need for vigilance in keeping the U.S. safe against terrorist and fundamentalist threats originating from home and abroad.
The report said that as the struggle against ISIS continues and... Read More »