The Senate Intelligence Committee released last week the first volume of a report exploring the body’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 election.
“Over the past two years, the Senate Intelligence Committee has investigated Russia’s relentless efforts to... Read More »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently developed the Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) intending to slow down the growth of the mosquito population.
The AGP trap is meant to attract and capture female mosquitoes looking to lay eggs and grow mosquito populations.... Read More »
Deputy Secretary of Defense nominee David Norquist recently fielded a series of questions during a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing, including queries about commitment to Arizona’s military modernization.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) pressed Norquist on Arizona’s role in providing... Read More »
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) has approved the Deepfake Report Act by a bipartisan voice vote.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, said the measure directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to... Read More »
A study conducted by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Clinical Trials Center reveals that a new vaccine for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) may be viable for human use.
Developed by GeneOne Life Science Inc. and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, the vaccine... Read More »
In 2018, there were 156 incidents in 23 countries where nuclear and other radioactive materials were found outside of regulatory control, according to the updated annual edition of the Global Incidents and Trafficking Database.
The database is produced by the James Martin Center for... Read More »
The World Bank Group is investing $300 million to support the global response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The investment follows a declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the current Ebola outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of... Read More »
The second longest outbreak of Ebola in history poses little immediate threat to the United States, officials told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday, but that could quickly change if the outbreak is not contained.
During a hearing titled, “Confronting Ebola: Addressing a 21st Century Global... Read More »
Thanks to the efforts of data analyst and visualization technologist Ryan Chen, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a new model gives emergency responders a means of simulating and testing a situation no one ever wants to witness firsthand: the explosion of a radiological dispersal... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate announced Tuesday a $10.5 million funding opportunity for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE).
COEs are led by U.S. universities that have multiple partners from other universities, commercial interests, DHS, and... Read More »
Senate lawmakers have approved a measure making the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent and it will now go to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced legislation to reduce the maintenance backlog for the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Improvement Act (S. 2212) would implement recommendations from a recent Government Accountability Office to better manage... Read More »
Navy officials announced this week that Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division is one of six companies selected to work on a five-year contract to support C4ISR programs.
The agreement possesses a potential value of $2.45 billion with the scope of work including... Read More »
National security experts met last week for a three-day summit in New Orleans hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Chemical Sector Security Council to discuss chemical security.
It was the 12th iteration of the Chemical Sector Security Summit, which is... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working a Highway 86 immigration checkpoint halted a methamphetamine smuggling attempt with a $210,220 street value.
The incident occurred when a 47-year-old woman driving a white Honda Pilot approached the... Read More »