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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Biosecurity firm Battelle wins R&D 100 award

Battelle was awarded earlier this month a 2018 R&D 100 Award for its creation of a web-based DNA screening platform for the detection and characterization of sequences of concern in genomic data. The award-winning technology – called ThreatSEQ – is a commercial DNA screening solution that... Read More »

Conference targets Mediterranean intelligence dialogue

During the recent NATO-hosted Mediterranean Dialogue Conference, representatives from six nations shared intelligence insights as a means of broadening the scope of challenges the region faces. The NATO Joint Intelligence and Security Division welcomed to the NATO Headquarters Intelligence... Read More »

ICE deports five fugitives from El Salvador

Five illegal aliens from El Salvador, currently wanted in their home country for various serious offenses, were deported last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations officers. The fugitives were flown on a charter flight from the George Bush... Read More »

Interpol names new president at General Assembly

Kim Jong Yang of the Republic of Korea has been elected the new president of Interpol, a network of police forces from 194 countries around the world. Kim has served as Interpol’s Vice President for Asia since 2015 and was the head of Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Seoul from 2011 to... Read More »

Texas lawmakers land fire department grant

Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) recently secured a $1.6 million federal grant to increase the La Salle County Fire Rescue Department's staffing level. The lawmakers said funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for... Read More »

First Responder Network committee appoints chairman

The First Responder Network (FirstNet) Authority’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) recently appointed Todd Early as its new chairman. Early has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public safety. He is Texas’ contact person for public safety communications and is assistant... Read More »

Merck nears approval of experimental Ebola vaccine

Merck has started the submission of a rolling Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an investigational vaccine to combat the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the company recently announced. The V920 vaccine, scientifically known as rVSV-ZEBOV, falls under... Read More »

GAO addresses attack submarine maintenance delays

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Navy conduct a business case analysis as part of an effort to address attack submarine maintenance delays. The GAO said the effort would assist in pinpointing maintenance workload allocation across public and private... Read More »

Rockwell Collins to showcase training initiatives

Avionics and IT firm Rockwell Collins will demonstrate how its integrated training solutions are enhancing digital battlespace during next week's Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Officials said the firm is expected to introduce the next-generation of... Read More »