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Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

DoD announces Defense Production Act Title III actions

The Department of Defense (DoD) said five Defense Production Act Title III actions funded with $187 million would sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base capabilities and the defense-critical workforce. “These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities... Read More »

Bill targets research, intellectual property protections

Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) joined 13 colleagues last week to introduce legislation designed to prevent foreign governments from stealing research and intellectual property domestically developed at colleges and universities. The Safeguarding American Innovation Act gives... Read More »

Rep. Crow introduces bill to protect military bases

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced two bills designed to protect and strengthen military bases from threats related to climate change and energy dependency. One of the bills is the DOD Water Assessment and Testing Enhanced Reporting (WATER) Act, introduced by Crow, along with Reps. Xochitl... Read More »

Bill targets retaining national security talent

Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) recently announced plans to introduce legislation designed to aid in retaining top talent by providing a pathway to an immigrant visa for non-citizens engaged in national security protection. The National Security Innovation Pathway Act seeks... Read More »

Initiative expedites vial manufacturing capacity

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) officials said the agencies have partnered to expedite vial manufacturing capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Operation Warp Speed, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), under the... Read More »