The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released 10 recommendations to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator regarding pipeline security efforts.
The nation’s interstate pipeline system, which spans more than 2.7 million miles, is used to transport... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a legislative package this week that provides Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel with the resources to combat global cyber security threat.
The legislative package – called the SECURE Technology Act – combines three bills previously... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Argentum Medical — a company whose invention is widely-used by the military to treat wounds and burns — $8.4 million to continue research on their product to determine its efficacy on radiological injuries after... Read More »
With an eye on enhancing public safety in an increasingly interconnected era, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has created Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI) Labs to collaborate and develop new and existing technologies.
To date, these... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a series of cybersecurity enhancement recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The GAO maintains until agencies more effectively implement the government's approach and... Read More »
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $585 million contract to design, develop and deliver Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii (HDR-H) in Oahu, Hawaii.
HDR-H radar will counter evolving threats by optimizing the defensive capability of the Ballistic Missile Defense... Read More »
The U.S. Senate advanced bipartisan legislation to increase the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) use of unmanned maritime systems.
Unmanned maritime systems are remotely piloted or autonomously operated underwater vehicles that collect data. The bill, the Commercial... Read More »
INTERPOL officials said the organization has established global drone use guidelines earmarked for first responders investigating device-based criminal incidents.
Officials said drones and other technologies are more frequently being used to execute a range of crimes via surveillance,... Read More »
A pair of firms have secured federal funding to develop an integrated technology designed to enhance hazardous materials safety and security transporters via first responders, hazmat inspectors and transporters.
Officials representing Spill Center, a hazardous materials support and claims... Read More »
As many communities struggle with the widespread problem of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of 23 U.S. senators has requested leading federal agencies include firefighters in a PFAS health impact study.
The nationwide study, led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... Read More »
Denver International Airport, in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), recently became the first airport in the nation to operate next generation Enhanced Advanced Imaging Technology for checkpoint security screening.
The technology uses Advanced Imaging Technology,... Read More »
Health Canada, the federal drug approval arm for Canada, has approved a vaccine for anthrax developed by Emergent BioSolutions Inc., the global life sciences company announced on Monday.
The vaccine, BioThrax, is designed to immunize people from infectious disease caused by spores of the... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) introduced a bill that would counter Iranian money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The Blocking Iranian Illicit Finance Act would protect the global financial system from Iranian illicit finance and impose... Read More »
The Center for American Progress (CAP) is urging Congress to reevaluate oversight of the nation's wars before considering passing a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) decree.
CAP recently released an analysis detailing the organization's position, noting the 17 years the AUMF has... Read More »
The international Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) recently helped Qatari first responders plan and prepare chemical emergency response for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The assistance was provided at the first International Workshop on Chemical Emergency Planning and... Read More »