The Laredo Sector Border Patrol (LSBP) recently released a public service announcement (PSA) describing the dangers of illegally crossing the border.
The PSA, titled “No Arriesgue Su Vida” (Don’t Risk Your Life), highlights the potential dangers of relying on smuggling cartels to cross... Read More »
An illegally-trafficked tiger cub was found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during inspection of a vehicle headed into California from Mexico last week.
The attempt took place at Otay Mesa port of entry when two suspects--18 and 21-years-old, respectively--pulled up in a Chevy... Read More »
The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), part of the U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command, recently unveiled its newly-renovated chemical agent explosives chamber at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland.
The facility is now the only location in the... Read More »
In the wake of reports that an estimated 700,000 federal civilians, military personnel, and industry employees cannot perform their duties as a result of a backlog for security clearance background checks, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued a series of recommendations in order to... Read More »
Following the publication of a series of photos that depicted Iranian-backed militants aboard an Iran Air commercial aircraft, a group of U.S. congressmen sent a public letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin requesting his department re-sanction Iran Air if found guilty of transporting military... Read More »
The United States Air Force (USAF) recently awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon Company to mature design concepts and prove developmental technologies for the new Long Range Standoff weapon (LRSO).
USAF is on track to replace the AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile... Read More »
Representatives of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) recently presented the results of the organization’s fifth Collaborative Materials Exercise (CMX) at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Washington D.C.
The group of scientists, law... Read More »
In strict violation of U.S. law, the TSA has announced a rising trend in attempts to bring firearms into the skies, with 3,391 uncovered at security checkpoints in 2016--a 28 percent increase over 2015.
Thus far, 2017 does not seem to be doing any better. At San Antonio International Airport... Read More »
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recently published a reminder about safety practices for microbiology labs following a July 2017 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with clinical and teaching microbiology labs.
The outbreak infected 24 people infected in 16 states. The... Read More »
In anticipation of President Trump’s official visit to the Border Patrol Station in Yuma, Arizona, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) applauded the president’s decision to visit the station while highlight the work his committee has done towards immigration issues.... Read More »
A new advanced imaging technology (AIT) machine was recently installed at the DuBois Regional Airport (DUJ) in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The state-of-the-art machine’s target recognition software enables passengers a more... Read More »
After a Zika virus epidemic in 2015 and an outbreak of yellow fever earlier this year, Brazil runs a serious risk of being affected by Oropouche fever, a tropical viral infection similar to dengue fever, according to a recent study by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil.... Read More »
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists reported a new step forward in understanding and developing tools against tick-borne viruses this week, with the development of a laboratory model to study flaviviruses.
Specifically, it was researchers at Rocky Mountain Laboratories--a part of the... Read More »
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., U.S. Army, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Currently serving as deputy chief of staff, G-2, for the U.S. Army, Ashley is scheduled to begin his duties as DIA director in October, where he... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded three Phase 1 agreements for its mobile force protection (MFP) program, an initiative that focuses on countering the proliferation of small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
The agreements were awarded to Dynetics, Inc. of... Read More »