An outbreak of Ebola that has raged through the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since last August has now passed more than 1,000 cases, making it the second largest outbreak ever recorded.
These figures come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA)
Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) system successfully
completed a mission objectives test in February.
The test included unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with
CODE, which allow teams of systems to autonomously share... Read More »
The U.S. Air Force launched a new Infrastructure Investment
Strategy (I2S) that marks a significant shift in the way the Air Force
maintains its facilities.
In this new approach, the Air Force is using new analytics
and practices that better predict when work must be done. In essence,... Read More »
The Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has received $5.9 million from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to bolster information infrastructure protection.
The effort would expand the Distributed Environment for Critical... Read More »
In an assessment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) annually required reporting on 43 measures of border security effectiveness, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found data limitations and issues with statistical models.
It should be noted: most of what GAO... Read More »
A multi-agency examination
of shipping containers at the Area Port of Philadelphia discovered more than 1,100
pounds of cocaine on March 19.
weighing 1,185 pounds, was discovered in a shipping container commodity of
natural rubber from Guatemala. The narcotics have a street value... Read More »
House Energy and Commerce Committee
leaders are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) how it plans to protect consumer
privacy and increase data security enforcement activity.
they asked how the FTC would deploy resources if it received an additional funding
for... Read More »
As a means of bolstering forensics data gathering efforts, Marine Corps officials are updating the branch's Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability (EFEC) with newer IT technology.
The EFEC, which is used to differentiate between friend or foe on the battlefield, also serves as a... Read More »
The County of Los Angeles Fire Department was recently commended for its use of three Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters to combat last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recognized the department, which operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including... Read More »
Within a few decades, the Lancet medical journal’s Commission on Tuberculosis (TB) believes that the disease could be eliminated if proper funding, increased research, and greater accountability mechanisms are provided.
Setting and reaching targets is crucial. The disease is already... Read More »
Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and University of Mississippi
Medical Center (UMMC) signed a memorandum this week to collaborate on emergency
medical care and response as well as mobile broadband for rural first
happen anywhere at any... Read More »
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
awarded BAE Systems a $3.1 million contract to continue developing autonomy software
for air mission planning for the military.
BAE Systems has created software called the Distributed,
Interactive, Command-and-Control Tool (DIRECT)... Read More »
A new global index offers an original way to monitor national-level preparedness for infectious disease, providing a holistic view of a country’s capacity to mitigate the spread of illness and pandemics.
Created by researchers at Metabiota, the Epidemic Preparedness Index (EPI) factors... Read More »
While addressing the recent Commander’s Training Symposium (CTS), Navy Vice Adm. Richard Brown urged leaders to transition readiness into lethality, reinvigorate mission command and drive toward a culture of excellence.
“Driving to a culture of excellence is not a top-down management... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) have helped develop guidelines to aid building owners with operations evaluations.
The entities have partnered with the National Institute of Building Sciences... Read More »