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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Raytheon to build new Texas facility

Defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions firm Raytheon has committed to building a 200,000-square-foot facility supporting new high-tech jobs at its Space and Airborne Systems headquarters in McKinney, Texas. Once the construction project is completed in late 2020, the facility will... Read More »

U.S. Air Force launches Magellan satellite

The U.S. Air Force's Magellan satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was launched into orbit last week from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The GPS III Space Vehicle 02, nicknamed "Magellan" by the Air Force, will be in orbit about 12,550 miles above the earth. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space's Waterton,... Read More »

Lawmakers seek immigration checkpoint reviews

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) requested Wednesday that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review the Border Patrol’s interior immigration checkpoints usage and Fourth Amendment compliance. In correspondence to GAO personnel, the senators sought... Read More »

HHS aids investigational Ebola vaccine production

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has earmarked $23 million to support the manufacturing of an investigational Ebola vaccine as a means of addressing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) virus outbreak. The effort will also meet domestic biodefense goals. The HHS... Read More »

Measles risk grows among Texas cities

A growing lack of vaccination among Texas youth is leaving schools and the cities that house them increasingly at risk to measles outbreaks, according to new findings published by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings were published in the journal JAMA... Read More »

HHS aids burn imaging device development

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has contracted with a firm to aid a burn imaging device’s development. The two-year, $27.3 million contract with SpectralMD, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, advances the... Read More »