A federal interagency working group convened by the White House National Security Council last week released new resources to help first responders prepare for and respond to an emergency incident involving fourth generation agents — also known as chemical warfare agents.
“These resources... Read More »
Medical breakthroughs and advances in public health systems have enabled countries to contain the effects of infectious diseases, but these gains are tempered by insecurities from forces in economics, globalization, and synthetic biology.
That was the takeaway from The Global Risks Report... Read More »
Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced last week the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2019 (H.R. 739), which they said seeks to globally ensure the Internet is kept open, reliable and secure.
The legislators introduced H.R. 739 to ensure American leadership on the world stage in... Read More »
A group of Sandia National Laboratories researchers, social-behavioral scientists, and computational modelers recently completed a program designed to assess extremist group interactions and behaviors.
The purpose of “Mustang,” a two-year effort, stemmed from the goal of informing U.S. and... Read More »
An investigational Ebola treatment -- mAb114 -- recently passed an early-stage clinical trial without incident, according to a study published in The Lancet.
MaB114 is a monoclonal antibody developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center... Read More »
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office recently launched a program that assists the Department of Defense with enhancing and sustaining military readiness both by changing how troops train, perform and recover.
The Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA)... Read More »
An expert with the Council on Foreign Relations argued that federal government should shut down as much federal IT infrastructure as possible during the shutdown to avoid security risks.
In a recent blog post, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Robert Knake contended that the... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued four recommendations to the Army as a means of enhancing the branch's modernization goals.
GAO officials said the recommendations stem from the Army's aim to maintain its technological edge over potential adversaries by investing in near and... Read More »
The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is partnering with medical isotope producers to enhance nuclear explosion monitoring initiatives.
The collaboration involves monitor installation to lend greater insight regarding emission levels and timing. The endeavor... Read More »
In recent years, India and the nations of Europe have poured a record amount of funding into research and development surrounding neglected diseases, reaching more than $3.5 billion in 2017, according to the annual G-FINDER report.
The G-FINDER report -- a survey of R&D funding for neglected... Read More »
Raytheon Co. will support onboard sensors and ground-control systems used by the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft fleet as part of a $65 million subcontract from aircraft manufacturer and business partner Northrop Grumman.
Cybersecurity experts from Raytheon... Read More »
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has joined 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, an organization designed to improve and secure the cyber environment and its critical infrastructure.
The Paris Call -- launched on Nov. 12, 2018, by French President Emmanuel Macron -- is... Read More »
The NATO Support Act, H.R. 676, advanced the House of Representatives Tuesday, which original co-sponsor Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) said reaffirms Congressional support in the multinational military alliance.
“America’s alliances are a source of strength and security for our country, and among... Read More »
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials have unveiled an initiative designed to afford first responders and warfighters an opportunity to test their skill set in subterranean environments.
DARPA officials said in April nine teams will participate in the SubT Integration... Read More »
The possibilities of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine reached a new stage this month, as researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development began phase 1 human clinical trials.
The new drug is currently called ID93 and has a unique,... Read More »