The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently launched the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator to create solutions for humanitarian issues and natural disaster relief challenges.
The MD5 program was launched by a public-private partnership between the DoD, New York University, Columbia... Read More »
A coalition of House Democrats recently urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to examine the Donald Trump campaign’s claim that they knew about the cyber hack into John Podesta’s emails before they were publicly released.
The group included U.S. Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD),... Read More »
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently honored the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station with the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award for its efforts in working with local communities to prevent crime in Brooks County, Texas.
The Falfurrias Border Patrol Station worked with... Read More »
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) recently conducted its Operational Response Project in Amman, Jordan, to identify best practices related to command and control, hazard risk assessment, and evidence exploitation.
The project brought together 45 Jordanian law enforcement... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Interagency Security Committee (ISC) recently certified Alion Science and Technology’s CounterMeasures as the first Department of Defense-sponsored tool for risk assessment and analysis for federal facilities.
CounterMeasures software,... Read More »
SIGA Technologies, Inc. recently appointed Dr. Phil Gomez as the company’s new CEO.
"I am so pleased to be joining SIGA at such an exciting time for the company,” Gomez said. “I look forward to working with Eric and the entire SIGA team to continue to grow our company and deliver our... Read More »
Honeywell released plans on Thursday for a next-generation wireless, transportable GPS-enabled multi-threat monitor called the AreaRAE Pro.
The AreaRAE Pro collects information based on meteorological conditions and simultaneously detects a wide-range of threats, including toxic and combustible... Read More »
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Üzümcü met with Finland’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs H.E. Peter Stenlund at OPCW headquarters in The Hague on Friday to discuss aspects of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
The... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) recently hosted the first-ever Emergency Management Summit to help first responders in his district prepare for natural disasters that require federal assistance.
The summit featured testimony and potential response plans from local emergency managers, country... Read More »
Soligenix, Inc. was recently invited to the annual Radiation Research Society meeting to present preliminary results from its gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome (GI ARS) program.
Soligenix’s OrbeShield program is being evaluated as a potential medical countermeasure for both civilian... Read More »
Creative Santa Fe (CrSF), the Nuclear Threat Initiative and N Square recently released plans for a new conference to discuss nuclear security and proliferation, called the Santa Fe Nuclear Weapons Summit.
Former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame, actor Farshad Farat, data scientist... Read More »
According to a recent clinical trial conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ZMapp was found to be a safe and effective treatment for Ebola virus disease, but more study remains.
The trial, known as Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia... Read More »
A bipartisan coalition of U.S. senators recently urged the Obama administration in a letter to clarify their position on the growing cholera epidemic in Haiti.
The group includes U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Robert Melendez (D-NJ).
“The... Read More »
Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol recently apprehended an individual for alleged human smuggling, as well as five illegal migrants, near the Interstate 8 checkpoint.
The incident began on Wednesday when Border Patrol agents observed a group of five individuals traveling northbound by foot from... Read More »
A group of international vaccine experts recently shared a series of requirements for the development of a safe and effective Zika virus vaccine.
The research group features experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and... Read More »