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Friday, March 5th, 2021

Cocaine seized at Philadelphia port

A multi-agency examination of shipping containers at the Area Port of Philadelphia discovered more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine on March 19. The cocaine, weighing 1,185 pounds, was discovered in a shipping container commodity of natural rubber from Guatemala. The narcotics have a street value... Read More »

EFEC upgrade aids forensics data gathering

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 »

Sikorsky honors County of Los Angeles Fire Department

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 »

New index offers tool to monitor global disease outlook

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 »

Navy officials urge lethality, culture of excellence

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 »

SAFETY Act building guidelines available

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 »