U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) recently welcomed the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule, which went into effect on Monday.
The new rule allows for certified commercial pilots to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing up to 55 pounds during the... Read More »
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers recently arrested three at-large criminal illegal immigrants after they were released from local custody when detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored.
The three individuals have... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), along with the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Law Enforcement and Federal Air Marshal Service Director Roderick Allison, highlighted a new security enhancement measure at the Albuquerque International Sunport on Friday.
Heinrich led... Read More »
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday for moving forward with two separate items regarding the implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
The FCC unanimously voted to release a notice of proposed... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) recently said that the challenges of protecting the state’s wild and rugged 611-mile border with Canada highlight the need for a tougher stance on border security from the U.S. administration.
“It would be very easy for someone to slip in or out of the... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released new labor-management relationship guidelines between the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the agency on Thursday.
TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger sent the new guidelines to all employees in the middle of ongoing... Read More »
Researchers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently developed a novel system to grow norovirus in intestinal cells, which could bring about new therapeutic drugs and vaccines to combat the virus.
Intestinal cells are the natural site of norovirus... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL) released a plan on Tuesday to introduce legislation that would appropriate $1.1 billion in funding for Zika virus prevention programs through Fiscal Year 2017 when the House reconvenes in early September.
“With each passing day that we do not act, the Zika... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) awarded Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc., a $5.9 million contract on Wednesday for the development of a Zika virus test for use in doctors’ offices.
Chembio is... Read More »
Johns Hopkins Medicine formally opened the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Center on Tuesday, becoming the first known multidisciplinary Zika virus center in the world.
The center is composed of providers and related staff from departments and divisions at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently developed and demonstrated a network of smartphone-sized mobile devices that can detect trace amounts of radioactive materials.
DARPA said that the new SIGMA devices, paired with larger detectors along major roadways and bridges,... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) entered into a $2.6 million agreement on Monday with the DiaSorin Group to further the development of a Zika virus test that may help diagnose the virus more quickly.... Read More »
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) continued his push on Tuesday to further North Dakota’s role in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) development and integration into the national airspace at the Unmanned Aerial Systems Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, N.D.
“What we’re seeing in Grand Forks are the... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents intercepted an overloaded vessel of illegal migrants traveling from the Bahamas to the Haulover Inlet in Miami-Dade County on Sunday.
The incident began when marine interdiction agents (MIA) from the Miami Marine... Read More »
Chief John Sinclair of the Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue in Washington was recently installed as president and chairman of the board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
Sinclair will head the 18-member board of directors and serve as the association’s primary spokesperson on... Read More »