The Department of Defense (DOD) is struggling with a variety of workforce challenges that contributed to delays in the maintenance of some weapon systems, according to a recent United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluation.
DOD maintenance depots employ around 80,000... Read More »
Pointing to the wealth of data potential locked in the wrist watch-style health monitors developed by Israeli company Biobeat Technologies Ltd., the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) is fronting nearly... Read More »
In a significant step forward for treatment, scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have identified ways Ebola, Dengue and Zika viruses utilize the body’s cells, as well as a possible way Zika causes microcephaly in... Read More »
The First Responder Network (FirstNet) Authority closed out their first operating year with the installation of new members to the board and the development of an enhanced strategic direction for the organization, marking significant progress for the authority’s public safety goal.
“This has... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released last week a report examining long-range emerging national security threats, with federal agencies identifying 26 potential harms within four categories.
The category breakdown is comprised of adversaries' political and military advancements,... Read More »
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University recently examined the global effectiveness of “See Something, Say Something” programs in preventing terrorist attacks on public surface transportation and discovered the programs prevent between 10 percent and 14 percent of... Read More »
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) will expand its efforts to counter global catastrophic biological risks over the next three years thanks to a $1.9 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.
To expand its efforts, NTI hired Jaime Yassif as senior fellow to serve in its biosecurity... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced legislation Thursday that seeks to reaffirm U.S. commitment to promoting global health security.
The Global Health Security Act would codify how the United States prepares for and responds to public health threats. Typically,... Read More »
A new diagnostic test could hold the key to identifying Ebola infections in less than 30 minutes, streamlining detection and potential management of outbreaks in even the most low-resource areas.
The test is based on a protein detection technology known as SERS. It’s portable, works with... Read More »
A group of lawmakers is opposing a proposal to use Department of Defense funds to build border wall barriers along the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona.
Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) maintain assessing further upgrades of the... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and the Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed VitalTag, technology that can assist medical first responders in monitoring the vital signs of victims in a mass... Read More »
A review of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the office could improve upon its communication methods with stakeholders.
The OEC offers a range of services and assistance to first... Read More »
The U.S. Coast Guard seized a 35-foot vessel carrying 1,150 kgs of cocaine after it experienced engine trouble and caught the attention of an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) tracker crew.
Though the three individuals on board attempted to jettison fuel barrels and bails once they noticed the... Read More »
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released this week the latest Terror Threat Snapshot, which assesses efforts highlighting growing threats to America, the West, and the world.
The report included details of the Nov. 1 deportation of Dias Muratovich Kadyrbayev, 24,... Read More »
The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) recently named George W. Korch, Jr. as lab director of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).
Korch is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has a Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious... Read More »