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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

BAE wins $74 million Army contract

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 »

Worsening crisis in Venezuela threatens disease surge

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 »

Services discuss bilateral training opportunities

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 »

Cyber Innovation Lab hosts grand opening

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 »

Lawmakers tout Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act

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 links preparedness, training initiatives

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 »

Border agents seize 221 pounds of cocaine

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 »

Report examines future terrorism prevention efforts

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 »