The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) welcomed Monday seven inspectors to its staff during a graduation ceremony held at OPCW headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands.
The recruits, who previously worked as chemical production technologists and analytical chemist... Read More »
Near-freezing temperatures led to the deaths of what border patrol agents have labeled an unusually high number of immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley last week.
In all, 10 were killed in the cold snap, though they were scattered throughout the valley. Of them, eight were found near Falfurrias,... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced that a pilot project it launched remediated potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in mobile applications used by public-safety professionals.
The pilot testing project, titled “Securing... Read More »
A former police officer from Fairfax, Virginia, accused of providing ISIS members with gift card codes that could be used to communicate with potential recruits was convicted on Monday of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Nicholas Young, 38, was working as a... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized approximately 62 pounds of alleged methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1 million at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
“Our CBP officers maintain constant vigilance in protecting the United States,” Port Director for the... Read More »
A group of Republican lawmakers raised questions on Monday about allegations that members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) improperly communicated information about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In a letter to leaders of the... Read More »
A new chip designed by scientists by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory could revolutionize the way testing is handled for biological and chemical agents, disease and pharmaceutical drugs.
Called “brain-on-a-chip,” the device allows scientists to simulate the central nervous system... Read More »
Additional federal funding, technical support, and training would be made available to ease state and local governments’ transition to next-generation technology in 9-1-1 call centers under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday.
The Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Act of... Read More »
In an effort to ensure the reliability and resilience of timing systems used by civilians and the military, a bill recently introduced in the Senate would direct the secretary of transportation to establish a land-based alternative timing system to GPS satellites.
Under the National Timing... Read More »
The San Diego Sector Border Patrol recently held a Change of Command ceremony in Coronado, California, to formally establish Rodney S. Scott as the chief patrol agent (CPA) for the San Diego Sector.
U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost presided over the ceremony.
“I am honored... Read More »
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) recently joined the Congressional Task Force on Election Security in calling on Congress to direct $396 million in existing funds to modernize aging election systems across the country.
Congress authorized nearly $3.9 billion to help... Read More »
Members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) gathered in Romania last week as part of a rapid response and assistance training exercise based around chemical attacks.
The Rapid Response and Assistance Mission, of which this was a part, was created in 2016 as an aid... Read More »
Countries taking part in the visa waiver program (VWP) will now be required to better screen travelers, to implement aviation safeguards and to administer public education campaigns to reduce visa overstays, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Friday.
DHS also called on... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Del Rio International Bridge recently discovered approximately 11.5 pounds of suspected heroin worth an estimated $260,000 hidden in a vehicle coming from Mexico.
Upon inspection of the 2007 Nissan Murano, CBP officers found three wall... Read More »
The treasury secretary would be required to report to Congress financial transactions related Iran’s purchase of commercial passenger aircraft from U.S. manufacturers under a bill that the House of Representatives approved on Thursday.
Under the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with... Read More »