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 »
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will continue to accept proposals from private partners for deployment of an innovative nationwide public safety broadband network until May 31, with the goal of making an award Nov. 1, the agency recently said.
“FirstNet is going to really... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday that it is sponsoring a new broad spectrum antibiotic that could become the first of its kind to treat specific Gram-negative and Gram-positive infections.
The broad spectrum antibiotic is being looked at as a... Read More »
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 »
U.S. Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) Andy Barr (R-KY) and Mia Love (R-UT) introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing the potential posting online of private financial data of thousands of citizens as part of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
The original intention of the HMDA... Read More »
The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on Wednesday entitled “Small Business and the Federal Government: How Cyber-Attacks Threaten Both,” with representatives hearing testimony from small business owners on the dangers of cyber attacks.
“The owners, employees and customers of... Read More »
Bavarian Nordic A/S recently published the results of a Phase I trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine regimen in the latest edition of JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
The regimen was undertaken by healthy volunteers who generally responded well to the vaccine, according to... Read More »
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 »
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 »
The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee for Emerging Threats and Capabilities (ETC) held a markup of its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization (NDAA) on Thursday.
“[O]ur oversight often involves reviewing sensitive Department of Defense (DoD)... Read More »
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Monday pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about possible retaliation against the head of the border patrol union regarding recent testimony he gave.
Brandon Judd, president of the American Federation of Government... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced on Monday that a fifth cybersecurity technology has been licensed for commercialization as part of the cybersecurity division’s transition to practice (TTP) program.
The Physical and Cyber Risk... Read More »
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 »
A survey released on Wednesday by the Alliance for Biosecurity, the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense and the Trust for America’s Health found that the American public is concerned about biosecurity threats and believes that the government should invest more in preparedness.
“The... Read More »
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 »