Lockheed Martin’s Q-53 counter fire radar last week demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and pass that information to a command and control node.
Lockheed said that this capability will assist forces in a crowded battle space with emerging air threats.... Read More »
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) presented data on Monday regarding gene sequences and the global variations in malaria parasites.
NIAID researchers determined the genomes of approximately 200 P. vivax strains that recently infected people in... Read More »
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday described how combining engineered anthrax toxin proteins and existing chemotherapy drugs could potentially yield a therapy to reduce or eliminate cancerous tumors.
Data was provided by the National Institute of Allergy and... Read More »
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) produced a policy briefing on Monday highlighting preparedness measures to minimize the risk of Zika virus spreading in continental Europe.
The briefing is primarily to protect pregnant women and those who wish to become pregnant,... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), along with other House members, was blocked by the Cuban government last week from entering the country to assess security risks associated with resuming air travel between the United States and Cuba.
The Cuban government signed an accord on Feb. 16 that will allow... Read More »
The Greater Rochester International Airport, in a partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, expanded its canine explosives detection program on Friday.
A German Shepherd named Lola recently completed a three-month training... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized methamphetamine and cocaine in separate incidents last week.
Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on Wednesday were alerted to a suspicious vehicle by a canine narcotics unit. After a brief investigation, officers uncovered... Read More »
Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.’s Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) received a task order on Monday valued at up to $21.9 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop and manufacture a Zika vaccine.
Three cGMP lots... Read More »
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet held a hearing on Tuesday to examine the progress of FirstNet, the first nationwide, high-speed network dedicated to public safety.
Chairman of the Subcommittee... Read More »
The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) assisted the United States Armed Forces this month in protecting warfighters from exposure to chemical agents that could contaminate the coatings of contemporary combat vehicles.
ECBC researchers who specialize in material decontamination learned... Read More »
The Beijing China Power Information Technology Company Limited (China Power), a subsidiary to the State Grid Corporation of China, signed a strategic agreement on Wednesday with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
The agreement stipulates that the two organizations... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs reached a new milestone on Wednesday by enrolling their five millionth member in the program.
Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and Free and Secure Trade (FAST) provide expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers and... Read More »
The United States Senate voted 58-38 on Wednesday to reject an amendment that would enable the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to more quickly obtain the electronic transaction records of suspected terrorists.
The amendment was offered by U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and John McCain... Read More »
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers on Wednesday provided an update on the progress made by the encryption working group.
The coalition included U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI).
“We continue to meet with a variety of... Read More »
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to protect critical energy infrastructure from potentially catastrophic cyber attacks.
The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act of 2016 was co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM)... Read More »