Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are currently exploring the potential use of “collaborative autonomy” to creates a network of autonomous machines and humans that could be used by first responders.
The research team is developing a coordinated and distributed... Read More »
The effort to identify and contain the capabilities of infectious diseases is going robotic, with the development of a new artificial intelligence algorithm by University of South Carolina (USC) researchers.
A team from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering developed the algorithm using a mix of... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans on Tuesday to develop new sensors and networks that are capable of detecting chemical, biological and explosives threats in real time, which will alert authorities immediately.
DARPA’s SIGMA program currently detects... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Nogales in Arizona recently seized over 200 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine worth approximately $1 million and apprehended six people after intercepting multiple separate smuggling attempts.
On Feb. 15, officers at the Dennis... Read More »
Facing a Cholera outbreak in Mozambique that has gone on since Aug. 14, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) has committed a great many resources, but now, they are also calling for nationwide improvements.
Since the start of the outbreak--an annual occurrence in Mozambique--1799 cases have... Read More »
Charles Perez was sworn in as the director of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Santa Teresa Port on Friday and will oversee and manage all officers, agriculture specialists, and canine enforcement officers working in the port area in his new role.
Perez served as the area port director for... Read More »
Al-Qaeda operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, aka Spin Ghul, 47, was recently sentenced to life in prison following his March 16, 2017, trial conviction of multiple terrorism offenses.
Harun was convicted of offenses including conspiracy to murder American military personnel in... Read More »
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has a plan to secure needed inventories of low-enriched uranium through 2038, but a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) review found that longer-term enriched uranium needs haven’t been clearly defined and cost estimates are... Read More »
A House panel recently weighed a measure that would expand Customs and Border Protection (CBP) access to national forests, wildlife refuges, and other federal lands near the southern border without navigating an authorization process.
The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) highlighted last week two new checkpoint technologies recently unveiled at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The technologies available include facial recognition and less invasive body scanners with increased detection capabilities.... Read More »
After assessing the extent to which critical infrastructure sectors have adopted the federal Framework for Improving Infrastructure Cybersecurity standards, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has since made nine recommendations for improvement.
The framework in question was developed in... Read More »
Using drugs or illegal substances to compel victims of human trafficking to perform commercial sex acts would be considered coercion, and new protections would be established for human trafficking victims, under bicameral legislation introduced on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S.... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced recently that it is developing a Predictive Threat Model (PTM) to help Custom and Border Protection's (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) identify and stop nefarious aircraft.
“We can rethink... Read More »
Republican senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would establish a $25 billion trust fund for border security and codify legal protections for people covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rob Portman (R-OH), and John... Read More »
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners recently approved the construction of a $30 million permanent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection area at the Stewart International Airport to accommodate the increase in international passengers at the airport... Read More »