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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

FDA authorizes first Zika diagnostic test for marketing

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 »

Air Force touts benefits of Space Fence

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 »

DHS smart city program enters second phase

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 »

California man indicted for planning to bomb rally

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 »

Hearing examines animal pest disease prevention, response

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 »

Bill addresses effort to combat Valley Fever

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 »

S&T tests Burn Saver technology

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 »