The Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) system added a new partner to its shared exchange, in the form of the Korea Internet and Security Agency.
The union allows American and South Korean interests to rapidly exchange cyber threat indicators. This could... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to introduce its System of Systems Operational Analytics (SoSOA) program, which aims to improve analytical capabilities for decision-making across the Homeland Security Enterprise.
S&T is currently... Read More »
The technology firm Engility secured three sole-source awards with the nation’s intelligence community during the first quarter of 2018, totaling $76 million.
“Sole-source awards, especially with customers conducting some of the most critical work in the nation, attest to the one-of-a-kind,... Read More »
The 526th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada, recently hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking seminar at AFWERX Vegas, which more than 100 Airmen, contractors, and Department of Defense employees attended.
AFWERX Vegas, a branch of DEFENSEWERX, is a... Read More »
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday would require President Trump to draft a national strategy to identify and disrupt global financial networks used by transnational criminal organizations to transfer an estimated $870 billion around the world.
Under the Criminal... Read More »
Noting that only an estimated 25 percent of drug shipments coming into the United States by sea are intercepted, U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) called on the Navy and Coast Guard to better coordinate interdiction efforts during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.
King... Read More »
A reconnaissance mission led by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) was forced to turn back from Douma, Syria, this week under fire.
The mission was meant to be a preliminary for an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission in the... Read More »
Chlorinated lipids may be the answer to quickly testing and treating individuals who may have been exposed to chlorine gas, a Saint Louis University professor recently said.
Quickly determining which chemical agent was used is allows medical personnel to take appropriate countermeasures to save... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security is touting the benefits of small satellites used to help search and rescue teams locate emergency beacons in remote areas, such as the Arctic.
Officials said the Raytheon Company crafted two Polar Scout devices, with smallsats apertures and sensors capable of... Read More »
Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 225 individuals in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley during a recent six-day enforcement action.
ICE’s ERO arrested the 225 individuals for allegedly violating U.S.... Read More »
The National Security Agency (NSA) recently hosted researchers from “lablets” taking part in its Science of Security and Privacy (SoS) initiative, which advances the design of trusted systems across disciplines ranging from computer science to behavioral science.
Since its launch in 2012,... Read More »
Marking a milestone in the fight against vector-borne diseases, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) successfully released radiation-sterilized mosquitoes from drones in Brazil last as part of ongoing efforts to control mosquito populations there.
IAEA, the Food and Agriculture... Read More »
Scientists from the University of Liverpool recently determined the exact means by which bacteria can swap genetic material with one another -- something they conclude can spark the outbreak of infectious diseases.
They have dubbed the process horizontal gene transfer, something that has... Read More »
U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced Tuesday a major enforcement action targeting for arrest approximately 100 defendants recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Huntington, West Virginia for drug-related charges, including involvement in the Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization... Read More »
U.S. agencies need a more predictable and accessible source of funds to support a rapid response to public health emergencies, including outbreaks of disease and bioterror attacks, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said Wednesday.
Cole addressed a panel of government officials testifying at a House... Read More »