The U.S. Army
recently awarded BAE Systems a $74.7 million contract to design, construct and
commission the Recrystallization and Slurry Coating Formulation facility at the
Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) in Tennessee.
BAE Systems has
been the plant’s operating contractor since... Read More »
As the political situation in Venezuela
deteriorates and a humanitarian crisis blooms, health experts warn that
epidemics could push beyond the nation’s borders and potentially bring a
hemisphere-wide health emergency.
Such were the conclusions of a review published
in a recent edition of The... Read More »
Researchers have developed a new tool and updated guidance to help first responders and emergency managers determine how best to decontaminate a massive number of people after chemical exposure.
The updated guidance on chemical decontamination, called Primary Response Incident Scene Management... Read More »
Leaders representing the General Royal Marines and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command recently met to discuss future bilateral training opportunities.
Commandant General Royal Marines Maj. Gen. Charlie R. Stickland and Commanding General of MARFORCOM Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis said the meeting... Read More »
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) is lending full support to the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s effort to continue oversight of the U.S. / Saudi Arabia civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
Committee officials recently released a report calling for increased Congressional direction in the... Read More »
With President Donald Trump’s stated intention to use an emergency declaration to shift funds from other projects for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has written the Acting Secretary of Defense demanding a list of projects put at risk by the effort.
A number of military... Read More »
The Cyber Innovation Lab on the University of Central
Florida campus held its grand opening last week.
The lab, a collaboration between the university and Lockheed
Martin, will address the need for cybersecurity experts.
By 2026, security analyst positions will increase 28... Read More »
The U.S. government has changed course in terrorism prevention efforts since Sept. 11, 2001, relying more on community networks at the local level rather than a top-down approach from federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.
That was part of the message delivered... Read More »
Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) recently praised the benefits of the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, which they said is designed to ensure federal firefighters equal access to retirement benefits.
The measure would balance federal firefighter retirement benefit... Read More »
Air Force officials are touting the benefits of rigorous training as a means of yielding the branch's desired preparedness and force lethality results.
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan recently visited
Sheppard AFB to learn more about the manner in which the Air Force’s... Read More »
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association praised last week the 2019 spending bill recently passed by the House and Senate, stating that it offers positive forward steps in combatting infectious diseases globally.
The 2019 spending bill includes an... Read More »
The U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in collaboration
with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations
seized 221.7 pounds of cocaine last month.
The narcotic was concealed
in produce cargo vessels arriving to Port... Read More »
A group of Republican senators recently urged President Donald Trump to fully fund the F-35 fighter jet as opposed to investing in F-15X.
“We are extremely concerned that, over the last few years,
the DoD (Department of Defense) has underfunded the F-35 Program and relied on
Congress to fund... Read More »
Smallpox, although eradicated, has joined the growing list of potential biosecurity threats, according to experts, who say preparedness for the possible return of the virus should be prioritized around the world.
Smallpox, a contagious, disfiguring and often deadly disease, was eradicated... Read More »
Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Elizabeth Neumann recently released report findings examining past terrorism prevention efforts and future measures.
The analysis stems from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), which is operated for the Department of... Read More »