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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

DHS announces $345 mln in preparedness grants

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced it has allocated $345 million for six fiscal year 2018 competitive preparedness grant programs. In June, more than $1.3 billion in noncompetitive grant funding was announced. Preparedness grants are used to support the National... Read More »

Defense Appropriations Act gains Senate approval

Senate lawmakers have passed the 2019 Defense Appropriations Act, which officials said gives American troops a raise while strengthening the military and boosting national security. Officials said U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spearheaded... Read More »

Defense amendment addresses foreign propaganda

An amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill would transfer $40 million to the U.S. Department of State for the Global Engagement Center (GEC) to expose and counter foreign influence and propaganda. The $40 million was allotted for fiscal year 2018 and has yet to be... Read More »

Border Patrol names new deputy chief

U.S. Border Patrol recently named Scott Luck as the agency’s new deputy chief. Luck has been chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at the Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C., since 2014 and has served as the acting deputy chief since April 2017. “I am deeply... Read More »

NATO initiative bolsters munitions stockpiles

NATO announced this week that a new effort to provide air-to-ground precision-guided munitions to Allies has completed its first delivery. Officials said NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), which were acquired through a... Read More »