The U.S. Air Force is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) technologies through research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making, autonomy, and relevant societal implications.
The agreement with MIT includes... Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently created an education module
to help clinicians recognize the early signs of and diagnose Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF).
The bite of an infected tick spreads RMSF. Symptoms include headache, fever, and sometimes a rash.... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded a contract to a team led by Battelle, an Ohio-based research and development company.
Battelle has successfully demonstrated a brain-computer interface. This technology will be used to help DARPA’s Next-Generation... Read More »
Vector-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Zika and West Nile virus are on notice, with the formation of a new coalition known as the Vector-Borne Disease Network, whose sole goal is to address the challenges of such diseases.
The Network is being guided by the Entomological Society of America... Read More »
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said on Monday it received marketing authorization for its oral typhoid vaccine Vivotif in five European Union nations including France, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Typhoid fever is a potentially severe and life-threatening infection caused by the... Read More »
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) recently joined a group of House colleagues in introducing the Afghan Allies Protection Act, which officials said demonstrates support for the thousands Afghan and Iraqi allies.
Since 2002, the government has employed thousands of Afghan and Iraqi allies to serve alongside... Read More »
A group of lawmakers recently supported a bill designed to prohibit expending funds which could lead to war with Iran without express approval from Congress.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) has joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rand Paul (R-KY) as well as several other colleagues in advocating for the... Read More »
A disease once eliminated in the United States may no longer be stoppable through current vaccination policies around the world, according to a study of measles published in BMC Medicine.
Current vaccination policies are lacking, and the effects could be seen through various countries and... Read More »
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., recently conducted a test flight of its HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The aircraft is based on the UH-60M Black Hawk and is customized for U.S. Air Force rescue missions. The U.S. Air Force plans to replace its HH-60G Pave Hawk... Read More »
A bill that would implement a behavioral threat assessment process across federal, state, and local governments to protect communities continues to gain traction among lawmakers.
The Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019 -- sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) – has... Read More »
Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced last week a measure designed to modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by establishing a recruitment element and military career tracks for digital engineering.
The Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act stems from the... Read More »
In an effort to create smarter research and development efforts in limited markets, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) science division has launched the online Health Produce Profile Directory.
The focus is on neglected diseases and global health threats like antimicrobial resistance.... Read More »
The bipartisan Jake Laird Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month.
The bill enables local law enforcement to temporarily remove and retain firearms with probable cause from individuals who are determined to... Read More »
An international law enforcement operation has dismantled a complex transnational organized cybercrime network that attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from victims in the United States and around the world.
The crime syndicate used malware called GozNym to try and infect tens of... Read More »
The full U.S. Senate on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the nation’s all-hazards preparedness and response law.
“I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined me in supporting this legislation that ensures America’s biodefenses are ready for the public health... Read More »