A panel of counterterrorism experts told lawmakers on Tuesday of a growing threat of domestic terrorism that appears to be coming over the Internet from overseas affiliates of ISIS, al-Qaida and other jihadist groups.
Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies,... Read More »
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the launch of a Phase 1 study to examine the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of the company’s treatment for the lung and delayed effects of acute radiation exposure, called AEOL 10150.
The treatment is being developed under a $118.4... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) recently toured border operations sites in the Rio Grande Valley to observe the progress various border agencies are making to ensure security along the United States’ international border with Mexico.
McSally’s delegation included U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More »
According to a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), an investigational malaria vaccine protected a small number of healthy adults from infection with a malaria strain different from that contained in the vaccine.
Results of the Phase 1... Read More »
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing, set for Mar. 1, to examine Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a provision that allows government entities to collect the communications of foreign terrorist seeking to harm the United States.
The committee said the... Read More »
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently began a Phase 1 clinical trial to examine an investigational vaccine that provides protection against a range of common mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as Zika virus, malaria, West Nile, and dengue fever.
The... Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Diego Sector recently apprehended a known Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member after he was spotted illegally crossing the border near Potrero, California.
The incident began as agents responded to report of a suspected illegal border crossing near... Read More »
A group of Democratic senators recently criticized a reported plan by the Trump Administration that aims to reorganize U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts on countering violent extremism of all types to instead focus its efforts solely on Islamic extremism.
The group includes... Read More »
The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, H.E. Evo Morales recently visited the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, Netherlands, to discuss various issues related to the implementation of provisions of the Chemical Weapons... Read More »
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) needs to strengthen its data collection practices related to the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and aerostats.
The study was commissioned by the Department of Homeland... Read More »
In the wake of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and the Caribbean, a university professor recently developed a biological-behavioral-operational computer model designed to help lawmakers choose the best intervention strategies to help contain the spread of infectious diseases.
Eva Lee,... Read More »
The European Commission recently heard testimony from three European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) on the various problems regarding money laundering and terrorist financing affecting the European Union’s (EU) financial sector.
The groups, the European Banking Authority, the European... Read More »
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) needs to address its data collection practices regarding border fencing in order to assess what contributions it makes to the agency’s overall mission.
The report’s... Read More »
A research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston recently discovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to change the brain’s development.
A report was published in a recent issue of Stem Cell Reports.
Zika virus is typically spread through the bite of... Read More »
In the wake of President Trump’s Executive Order regarding interior enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a “fact sheet” aimed at providing clarity to the order as enforcement is carried out.
The Executive Order,... Read More »