A new tuberculosis (TB) test developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will be marketed and distributed by Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL) under the terms of a licensing agreement reached between the two companies this week.
The test -- DeepCheck-TB -- is... Read More »
More than 80 local, state, and territorial health
officials met Wednesday with Congress members with the goal of advocating for
public health funding.
The officials told Congress members that investing in public
health agencies is critical to protect and promote health. Federal... Read More »
Following last week’s terrorist attack on two New Zealand
mosques where the shooter live-streamed it on social media, U.S. Rep. Bennie
Thompson (D-MS) is calling on the CEOs of four major social media companies to immediately
remove violent terrorist content.
The request was sent to the CEOs... Read More »
Air Force officials maintain training with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) expands the proficiency level of those who work with the CV-22 Osprey aircraft.
“We are very familiar with our own Air Force Special Operations Command counterparts and have a habitual relationship of getting fuel from... Read More »
Air and Marine Operations (AMO) personnel are being credited with intercepting an international cocaine smuggling attempt in which the narcotics were valued at over $76 million.
Authorities said officers patrolling the Eastern Pacific ocean aboard a P-3 aircraft detected suspects transporting... Read More »
A study conducted by Australia’s University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute recently uncovered the Zika virus’s evolutionary processes, allowing access to the genetic factors responsible for Zika’s dangerous spread.
The technique used in the study utilized... Read More »
Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen delivered Monday the 2019
State of Homeland Security Address, which included operational challenges, the ever-changing
security landscape and the department’s strategic plan.
The address also
included the department’s major... Read More »
Emergent BioSolutions said on Tuesday it will begin a Phase 3 trial of a new anthrax vaccine it is developing.
The Phase 3 trial will evaluate the lot consistency, immunogenicity, and safety of the vaccine, called AV7909. AV7909 is designed to elicit a faster immune response than other anthrax... Read More »
A recent Senate Defense Appropriations Committee hearing explored the importance of updating the nation’s nuclear forces, developing pilot training programs and advancing the Arctic mission.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) reviewed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget with Air Force (USAF) Secretary... Read More »
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was the topic of a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee this week, highlighting successes and failures in the fight against it.
Foremost, it was shown that the outbreak not only... Read More »
U.S. Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) recently swore in Donald R. Kusser as port director for
the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
In this role,
Kusser is responsible for managing all operational and administrative aspects
of port security and trade facilitation, including air cargo,... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chairman of the House Committee
on Homeland Security, is requesting a briefing by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department on the threat of domestic terrorism.
“Recent high-profile acts of violence and attempted violence
have... Read More »
Members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on
Biodefense praised the passage of legislation that incorporates its
recommendation to direct the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct a
detailed analysis of the Trump Administration's budget for biodefense as part
of the annual budget... Read More »
The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) will have another tool at its disposal allowing the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to identify enemy activity.
The effort employs a vehicle-borne device enabling Marines to discern what happens inside the electromagnetic spectrum, connecting several... Read More »
New relief and border support efforts could be available to Florida and Puerto Rican communities hit by hurricanes last year if a new bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gains traction.
The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief Act of 2019... Read More »