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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Bill targets public, private sector cybersecurity

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently espoused the benefits of public and private sector cybersecurity legislation ready to be signed into law as part of the fiscal year 2020 budget agreement. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams... Read More »

Experimental Zika virus vaccine shows promise

Recent tests of an experimental Zika virus vaccine in rhesus macaques, a primate, show the vaccine lowered levels of virus in pregnant monkeys and improved fetal outcomes, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine. Zika is transmitted via mosquitoes and through sex. It causes... Read More »

Organization hosts events addressing biochemicals

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) | bio hosted two events during the 2019 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this month. A panel of international biosecurity experts was the focus of the first event. The experts discussed efforts to reduce... Read More »

Bill aids CBP administrative support

Rep. Xochitl Liana Torres Small (D-NM) introduced Wednesday a measure designed to address Customs and Border Protection (CBP) challenges, including the need for a new position providing migrant processing administrative support. The Border Workforce Efficiency Act creates a processing... Read More »

Republican senators target Chinese drone threats

A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to address concerns over national security threats posed by Chinese drones. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), John... Read More »

United States, Panama sign security agreement

Security officials from the United States and Panama struck an agreement this week that would improve collaboration between the two countries in battling security threats. The Security Cooperation agreement will strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and policy planning, enhance customs processes... Read More »

BAE Systems awarded 10-year intelligence contract

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently awarded BAE Systems a more than $17 billion, 10-year multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 (SIA 3). An IDIQ contract is awarded when the U.S. General Services Administration... Read More »