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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Phase 1 testing for Zika virus vaccine shows promise

Phase 1 testing of a vaccine for the Zika virus showed a favorable safety profile in all doses and schedules tested, Emergent BioSolutions announced. The vaccine, VLA1601, is being developed by Emergent BioSolutions and Valneva SE. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has been detected in... Read More »

Griffiths selected for artificial intelligence panel

Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths has been selected to serve as a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) recently announced Griffiths appointment to... Read More »

Lamm officially named CBP Preclearance Director

There was a changing of the guard at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last week, under which Boston’s Area Port Director, Clint Lamm, was officially made the organization’s Preclearance Director. That new role puts Lamm in command of 600 law enforcement officers and agriculture... Read More »

Firm lands Arizona border wall contract

Barnard Construction Company has received a $172 million Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Army Corps of Engineers base contract to build 14 miles of Arizona Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall. The total contract value, which includes up to 32 miles and options, is $324 million, with work... Read More »

Automated screening lanes come to San Francisco airport

The Transportation Security Administration recently unveil new Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs) at San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Terminal 3. ASLs moves passengers faster and more efficiently through security checkpoints. The technology does this in several ways. United Airlines... Read More »