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Sunday, March 7th, 2021

HHS supportive of new Zika virus blood screening test

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced an agreement on Thursday for a new test to identify whether donated blood is infected with the Zika virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... Read More »

Oversight Subcommittee examines bioresearch labs security

The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday regarding strengthening oversight of high-containment laboratories. “Sweeping improvements and policy changes only work if the policies are effective,” Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) said.... Read More »

Oversight Committee examines ongoing encryption debate

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Monday entitled, “Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives.” Members weighed the benefits and vulnerabilities of strong encryption and the needs of law enforcement, with officials... Read More »

CBP agents seize $7.8 million in narcotics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized an estimated $7.8 million in narcotics in four separate incidents at the Laredo Port of Entry. Two seizures occurred last Tuesday when agents seized 74 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a 2006 Nissan Altima driven by a... Read More »

Detainees released from Guantanamo Bay

Nine Yemeni detainees were released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday as the latest part of the President Barack Obama’s plan to close the facility before the end of his term. The detainees were transferred to a rehabilitation facility designed to reintegrate radicalized... Read More »

CBP agents discover third cross-border tunnel in one year

An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent working at the Calexico Border Patrol Station on Friday discovered an underground cross-border tunnel during routine patrol in the area. During routine patrol, the agent noticed a slight depression in the soil along the banks of the All-American Canal. As... Read More »