The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved the reopening and partial operations of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division recently announced the winners of its Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge.
Haptic interfaces produce sensory cues in equipment or devices. For example, vibrations in... Read More »
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were among a group of U.S. Senators that expressed their concerns that the U.S. Department of Commerce has started issuing export licenses to U.S. firms to do business with Huawei Technologies.
Huawei, the Chinese telecom company, was added to the... Read More »
During a live active shooter exercise at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank Arena, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) evaluated a suite of in-building sensors.
The exercise demonstrated how smart building technologies could inform daily operations and improve public safety and... Read More »
Cases of Rift Valley fever in Sudan have now reached 293 people, according to data gathered by the Program for Monitoring Emergency Diseases (ProMED) between Sept. 19, 2019, and Nov. 11, 2019.
The cases, which have led to 11 associated deaths, were reported in six states: the Red Sea, River... Read More »
Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) officials said Jill Hruby and Laura Turner Seydel have joined the organization’s Board of Directors,
“We are so pleased to welcome these outstanding leaders to NTI’s board,” Ernest J. Moniz, NTI co-chair and CEO, said. “Jill brings tremendous technical... Read More »
Efforts to enhance Preclearance efficiency and effectiveness served as the prime focus during the recent Preclearance Port Directors Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials met with counterparts from the Department of State and the United Arab Emirates personnel during... Read More »
Three Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence have developed open-source tools to help the U.S. government combat transnational criminal organizations (TCO) and drug cartels in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
Researchers examined foreign government documents for the... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced a bill to fund research into ways of detecting “deepfakes.”
Deepfakes are online videos that are manipulated to realistically mimic a person’s identity. This legislation would seek to raise awareness of deepfakes... Read More »
The Senate Banking Committee advanced legislation to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program was established following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The program – created after Congress passed the Terrorism Risk... Read More »
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have begun to recognize eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus as an emergent threat, as an especially deadly year in the United States winds to a close.
As of Nov. 12, there were 36 confirmed cases of EEE across eight states,... Read More »
Department of Defense (DoD) officials said the agency has earmarked nearly $49 million for university research endeavors through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
“These awards provide research infrastructure to enable the most creative scientific minds in the... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a recommendation to enhance the agency’s security training program coordination efforts.
After conducting a review of the TSA’s approach, the GAO has recommended the TSA Administrator... Read More »
China is rapidly gaining on the United States when it comes to creating technology that mitigates disease threats and developing pharmaceuticals faster, and it’s a phenomenon driven by a philosophy that the state, military, and the private sector are one in the same.
That was the testimony of... Read More »
The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on a report on a Chinese program that captures U.S. Intellectual property.
Through its “talent recruitment plans” launched in the 1990s, China began recruiting U.S.-based scientists and researchers and providing... Read More »