The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office will use Rockwell Collins’ UrgentLink disaster communications network as a backup if primary communication infrastructure fails during natural or man-made disasters.
As a beyond-line-of-sight communications system that operates on the high-frequency... Read More »
Thirteen companies have been selected to take part in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program, which aims to enhance first responder situational and building security.
DHS S&T issued a... Read More »
Health officials in Jefferson County, Colorado, said a rabbit died from tularemia, a rare infectious disease found in animals that can affect humans.
Tularemia is typically spread through the bite of infected ticks and deer flies or through handling infected sick or dead animals, usually... Read More »
Italian researchers maintain different vector control strategies are needed as a means of addressing mosquito-borne pathogens.
Investigators noted new research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017, revealed varied... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently expressed optimism regarding efforts to enhance combat vehicle safety and effectiveness.
The agency’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program also seeks to improve mobility and survivability of future combat vehicles without... Read More »
A national registry would be created to collect data on the prevalence of cancer in firefighters to better understand how smoke inhalation and other occupational hazards contribute under a bill that cleared Congress on Friday.
The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, H.R. 931 would require... Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have announced plans for the first Boeing-built KC-46 Tanker, a military version of the 767 commercial aircraft, to be delivered to bases in Oklahoma and Kansas in October.
The announcement drew praise from U.S. Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Frank Lucas (R-OK), whose... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is looking to equip drones with different sensors other than cameras that may be useful in search-and-rescue, surveillance, active shooter response, hostage situations, and other scenarios.
The S&T has launched a... Read More »
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently supported an effort to steer federal funding toward enhanced security at a pivotal intelligence research laboratory.
Schumer and Gillibrand said the Senate version of the FY 2019 National Defense... Read More »
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has integrated facial biometrics into Global Entry, celebrating the program’s 10 years of expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers.
The pilot program was launched last week at Orlando International Airport.
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A species of invasive mosquitoes in California is capable of transmitting the Zika virus, and their populations should be highly controlled, researchers from the University of California-Davis have discovered.
Researchers from the University of California-Davis infected three different species... Read More »
A “bug bounty program” competition would be created to reward cyber experts for identifying gaps in the cyber defenses of the nation’s election infrastructure under a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
The Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018 would authorize... Read More »
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Global Biosecurity Dialogue (GBD) brought more than 60 government officials, international organizations, nuclear experts and civil society leaders together in London last week to discuss solutions to strengthen global biosecurity and biosafety.... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for a record-breaking number of travelers this summer at airports in the Washington, D.C. area.
TSA expects 243 million passengers and crew to come through security checkpoints between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the nation’s... Read More »
University of Kansas students recently created a tool designed to enhance emergency preparedness efforts.
Officials said military, veteran, and civilian students in the university’s new homeland security master's program developed and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout... Read More »