U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in the 2016 G6 Meeting of Interior Ministers in Rome, Italy on Oct. 20-21. They discussed security measures in Europe, migration flows, terrorism, cybersecurity and international border... Read More »
Research teams at the Emory Vaccine Center, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Mahidol University of Thailand recently conducted a study on the role of CD8 T immune cells in combating dengue virus infection.
The study involved a number of dengue-infected children in India. The... Read More »
U.S. Rep Martha McSally (R-AZ) hosted Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) for a tour of Fort Huachuca and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base last week.
“I appreciate Martha’s invitation to come and see first-hand the military capability in Southern... Read More »
Unisys Corp. was recently awarded a contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help the agency continue achieving its dual mission of facilitating the free travel of people through U.S. borders quickly while maintaining strong security.
Unisys will modernize the agency's technology... Read More »
Leidos was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide systems administration and maintenance services for X-ray and imaging technology.
The hybrid firm, fixed-price time and materials contract covers a one-year... Read More »
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Secretary Jürgen Stock recently warned that greater coordination is needed for the global community to respond to the threat of foreign terrorist fighters.sWhile speaking at a G6 interior ministers meeting in Rome, Stock said the ongoing... Read More »
The U.S. government is funding the late-stage development of tests that would quickly determine how much radiation a person has absorbed in the event of a catastrophic nuclear explosion.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and... Read More »
Director-General for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü recently spoke on preventing the use of chemical weapons at the Regional Seminar on Chemical Safety and Security Management in Bangladesh.
Attendees of the seminar shared best practices for... Read More »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently agreed to increase funding for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement by $44.25 million for public health emergency preparedness efforts in 2016 and 2017.
The funds were directed to 62... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched a new initiative aimed at combating potential agricultural threats using targeting gene therapy to protect mature plants in the growing season.
The initiative, called Insect Allies, is seeking to leverage insect vectors and... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) this week urged President Barack Obama to examine a potential breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by Russia.
The congressmen in a letter also asked Obama to implement additional sanctions on Russia, along with... Read More »
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy last week appointed Art House to the newly created position as Connecticut’s chief cyber risk officer, where he will work to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity prevention systems.
“As technology expands into every segment of our lives and creates greater... Read More »
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) was recently awarded a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific to provide cyberspace operations systems for military personnel and other government agencies.
SAIC is one of seven companies awarded the contract, which has a... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stationed at the Orlando International Airport recently seized a shipment of raw beef and pork that potentially carried classical swine fever disease.
The incident began as agents referred a passenger arriving from Mexico for a secondary inspection... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently hosted a series of six medical countermeasure summits across the nation.
Topics of the summits included tribal planning and preparedness, access and functional... Read More »