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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Sen. Wicker urges ship fleet increase

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) is urging progression toward the Navy meeting its goal of a 355-ship fleet, which became policy when President Donald Trump signed the Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act into law last year. Wicker, chairman of the Senate Seapower... Read More »

Measure targets worldwide violence, instability

A group of lawmakers recently praised the House advancement of legislation designed to reduce worldwide violence, enhance engagement, and address instability in other countries. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA) and Bill Keating (D-MA) said the... Read More »

Air Force awards 100 contracts in 40 hours

As a means of expediting the acquisition process, Air Force officials recently awarded more than 100 contracts to small businesses in 40 hours. Officials said personnel from varied departments met at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas to streamline contracting processes and develop new... Read More »

Lockheed Martin donation targets cyber research

Lockheed Martin has contributed $1.5 million to the University of Central Florida (UCF) as a means of aiding the development of a new cyber research lab. The Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab ensures UCF remains a leader in educating and empowering future cyber experts. “Our... Read More »

Groups seek funds countering biological threats

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has joined over 60 global health security organizations in calling for bolstered funding in the Trump Administration’s 2020 budget request to counter biological threats. The groups forwarded correspondence to Secretary of Health and Human Services and Chair... Read More »

New device bolsters trauma treatment efforts

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have developed a device that enhances the efforts of first responders while treating patients in trauma-induced environments. The patent-pending VitalTag is a stick-on sensor designed to measure and track a patient's vital signs to help... Read More »