The joint U.S.-U.K. Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack challenges research teams to discover ways unmanned aerial systems can be used in search and rescue missions.
The challenge is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the United Kingdom Defence Science and... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bill this week that would increase international pressure on Syrian President Assad and his backers.
Specifically, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 31) would impose new sanctions on human rights abusers and encourage negotiations to end... Read More »
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has awarded a pair of university consortia grants totaling $50 million as a means of bolstering nuclear security.
NNSA officials said the Georgia Institute of Technology-led Consortium for Enabling Technologies &... Read More »
Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) recently joined their colleagues in introducing a measure designed to emphasize Congressional support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The legislators said the NATO Support Act backs the world's longest-standing military... Read More »
The U.S military recently awarded the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, a subsidiary of Textron, a $143.9 million contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey platform.
The 11-month base contract has four one-year option periods. Bell Boeing... Read More »
The largest ever training course for the creation and management of dosimetry labs took place under the guidance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week, with the goal of promoting international standardization.
Dosimeters are the devices used to detect and measure radiation.... Read More »
A bill introduced in the House would create a new office within the White House to serve as a central coordinator to oversee national security threats posed by technology.
The office – called the Office of Critical Technologies & Security – would be tasked with interagency coordination... Read More »
Despite a requirement for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to justify technology purchases costing more than $30 million at least 30 days before awarding a contract, the TSA did not submit its first justifications until last August, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made recommendations to the U.S. Department of Defense on how to best implement the National Guard’s counterdrug program.
Since 1989, the DOD has received billions of dollars to fund the National Guard's participation in a counterdrug program focused... Read More »
As an Ebola outbreak continues to affect the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaders from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee are requesting a situation brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In a joint statement issued last week, committee chairman Frank... Read More »
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) maintains the recent unveiling of the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) is indicative of progress Congress has made with the Trump Administration.
Sullivan, a member of the Armed Services Committee, attended the Department of Defense spearheaded program, which officials... Read More »
Information technology, engineering, and science solutions firm Leidos has landed a $36 million Naval Sea Systems Command contract to develop torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense.
The work will be performed in Washington, Northern Virginia, Ohio, California, and Florida. It... Read More »
An array of global health entities have joined forces to aid the process of developing epidemic responsive vaccines while also, demonstrating safety, efficacy and deployment preparedness.
University of Queensland officials said the institution has partnered with
the World Health... Read More »
A type of mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, crossing from the Middle East, India, and China, putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions.
A Baylor University study identified the mosquito, led by Tamar Carter, assistant professor of... Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps recently awarded Harris Corp. a $75 million order to provide Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) narrowband satellite communication upgrades.
The order, part of a five-year Navy Portable Radio Program contract awarded in 2017, will upgrade the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack... Read More »