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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Labs to hold an unmanned aerial systems challenge

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 »

House advances bill to place new sanctions on Syria

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 »

NNSA earmarks $50M to bolster nuclear security

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 »

Legislation seeks to offer NATO support

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 »

GAO makes recommendations to DOD on counterdrug program

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 »

Partnerships seek to enhance vaccine production

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 »

Mosquito sparks malaria fears in Ethiopia

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 »

Harris Corporation awarded $75M order with Marine Corps

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 »