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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Bill enhances universal flu vaccine investment

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) recently reintroduced a measure designed to bolster the financial support for a universal influenza vaccine protecting against multiple strains and offering longer protection. The Flu Vaccine Act targets a total investment of $1 billion,... Read More »

Rep. Collins introduces Mass Violence Prevention Act

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has introduced the Mass Violence Prevention (MVP) Act, which is designed to prevent firearm violence by improving response to threats and reducing illegal firearm street sales. “It’s cruel to advance legislation that ignores the factors contributing to gun violence... Read More »

RGNext signs contract to operate missile test site

RGNext recently signed a $502-million, 10-year contract to operate the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, which tests missiles on islands in the 750,000-square-mile Pacific Ocean range. The company will maintain systems such as radar, telemetry and optical sensors on... Read More »

Senators urge DOE, DHS to ban inverters made by Huawei

A bipartisan group of senators recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging them to ban the use of inverters made by the Chinese-owned company, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, citing cybersecurity concerns. “Huawei has recently... Read More »

CBP intercepts $19 million cocaine shipment

Savannah, Georgia-based Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers recently thwarted a narcotics smuggling effort resulting in the seizure of cocaine valued at $19 million. Officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a Cartagena,... Read More »

DHS secretary working on plan for humanitarian crisis

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met Feb. 20 with Northern Triangle security ministers in El Salvador to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis caused by the formation of migrant caravans and irregular migration. During the meeting, the officials agreed to a plan... Read More »

DoD funds target manufacturing’s digital future

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) has secured a $10 million Department of Defense (DoD) award to lead the digital future of manufacturing. Officials said the agreement includes  an option of $20 million more over the upcoming five years and is part of a new... Read More »

Automated robotic demilitarization system touted

Sandia National Laboratories officials are espousing the benefits of an automated robotic system that has resulted in 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions being demilitarized. The automated system, considered the most complex, automated robotic demilitarization system Sandia has... Read More »