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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Boeing Chinook aircraft upgrades move to final assembly

A modernization effort for U.S. Army and special operations Chinook helicopters recently achieved a milestone in the wake of the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly this week. Boeing said the contract to develop the next-generation... Read More »

GAO recommends how CBP can help better retain employees

While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has tripled the number of applications it has received for law enforcement positions in recent years, it has had problems retaining employees. To address this issue, CBP asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine CBP’s efforts to... Read More »

First responders embrace FirstNet initiative

Organizers of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America's first responders, said the endeavor has been fervently embraced. More than 1,000 public safety agencies across 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet, officials noted, nearly doubling the... Read More »

Measures seek to bolster border security efforts

A pair of bills introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) designed to enhance Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border security efforts garnered House approval Monday. The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Authorization Act seeks to establish the OBIM as the primary biometric... Read More »

Lockheed Martin secures $364 million missile contract

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has been awarded a 364 million contract to produce Army missiles, the company announced Monday. The production agreement for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles also applies to a Foreign Military Sales customer. The service... Read More »

New cholera tracking approach may aid control strategies

Researchers recently found that preventing the chain of cholera transmission within households in high-burden areas may significantly impact efforts to reduce the number of cases worldwide. Work by Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators published in Nature Genetics outlined nearly 80... Read More »