A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture recently determined Kansas State University researchers are tackling the nation’s most prominent zoonotic diseases.
Citing "8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals... Read More »
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently joined Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and Mexico’s Federal Police Force to thwart an illicit scouting network on the border.
The four-day operation yielded the seizure of more than 250 pounds of narcotics, assault weapons, and... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the first test to locate Zika antibodies in human blood to be marketed.
The ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is the first Zika diagnostic test that has been authorized for marketing in the United States. Until now, 18 other active tests... Read More »
Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) recently sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials expressing concern over a plan to divert personnel to the nation’s southern border.
The TSA plans to divert 40 air marshals to the southern border to work with... Read More »
The fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was approved out of the Senate Armed Services Committee, authorizes full funding for two projects at the Fort Drum military base in Upstate New York.
The NDAA includes funding for a new railhead and a new Unmanned Aerial... Read More »
Although the technology is still undergoing tests, Air Force officials are touting the benefits of the Space Fence system, which detected the breakup field from an India anti-satellite test.
The event occurred during a recent scheduled endurance exercise of the new space surveillance radar,... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program is entering its second phase.
“SCITI Labs and the commercial-first approach allow DHS to integrate and apply new prototype technologies from... Read More »
Researchers from McMaster University have created a new means of storing anti-viral vaccines for travel to remote regions.
The method is cheaper and safer than traditional means, according to the research team, relying on light, compact doses. It can store vaccines for several weeks at a time,... Read More »
A California federal grand jury indicted Wednesday Mark Steven Domingo for planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach in late April.
The former U.S. Army infantryman was charged with providing material support to terrorists and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Domingo expressed in... Read More »
The Raytheon Company tested an advanced warhead for the new DeepStrike surface-to-surface missile this week.
The weapon is slated for its first flight test later this year.
"This test, on the heels of our successful preliminary design review for DeepStrike, shows how quickly we are moving to... Read More »
The House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee recently conducted a hearing to examine animal pest disease prevention and response, determining U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congressional coordination is needed.
“The livestock industry faces pest and disease... Read More »
A group of lawmakers introduced this week legislation designed to address the short-term, medium-term, and long-term challenges to detecting, treating, and eventually eliminating Valley Fever.
Valley Fever, also known as coccidioidomycosis, is an infection caused by the fungus Coccidioides and... Read More »
In an assessment of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and a planned Defense Department upgrade to a new system known as OCX, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found efforts will most likely continue to be delayed.
The upgrade has already faced around five years of delays, but... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently conducted a successful test of its Burn Saver technology.
“Burn Saver is a device S&T developed to give first responders an early warning when they are in a thermal environment that may cause... Read More »
Legislation that would increase immunization rates across the country to prevent future outbreaks of contagious diseases was introduced in Congress this week.
The Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act will give the Center for Disease... Read More »