Researchers from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney in Australia have created and tested a new vaccine type that provides substantial protection against tuberculosis (TB), following more than five years of work and research.
The test was a preclinical run using mouse models... Read More »
The U.S. Marines are participating in a military exchange with Indonesian Marines to train and learn from each other.
The 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment is participating with the Indonesian Korps Marinir (KORMAR). The soldiers are training in Eastern Java, Indonesia, and Marine Corps Base... Read More »
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Congress and the Trump Administration must address the expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran.
The UN arms embargo on Iran and the travel ban on Qasem Soleimani, the chief of Iran's Quds force, are set to... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities said a Los Angeles / Long Beach Seaport law enforcement collaboration recently resulted in the seizure of 52,601 illegal firearms parts.
The shipment, which violated the Chinese Arms Embargo, was intercepted with the aid of the Machinery Center of... Read More »
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 »
A genomics study undertaken by Scripps Research recently uncovered a previously undiscovered and underreported outbreak of the Zika virus that hit Cuba in 2017, prompting scientists to call on health, academia, and government organizations to step up efforts to share and coordinate... Read More »
The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) recently announced that the New York City area would receive $178.8 million in federal funding to help prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
The funding includes an $11.09 million Nonprofit Security Grant... Read More »
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 »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is continuing its efforts to incorporate the U.S. Virgin Islands into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to expedite the cargo importation process.
At a meeting in Washington D.C. last week, CBP officials updated the U.S. Virgin Islands trade... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A group of 18 U.S. senators recently urged the Senate Armed Services Committee to include three nuclear weapons provisions in the final National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020.
The provisions were included in the House-passed version of the bill.
The first provision would ban... Read More »
Marine fighter pilots rehearsed combat air patrol missions with the F-35B Lightning II jets in the Pacific Ocean in August.
The jets were launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp carrying and employing a live AIM-9X Sidewinder missile. The exercise was conducted by the Marine Medium... Read More »
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 »