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Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Republicans introduce China Task Force Act in House

U.S. Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY), Michael McCaul (R-TX) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced the China Task Force Act, which includes bills and recommendations laid out by the House China Task Force (CTF) to combat economic, military, political and technological threats from China.... Read More »

Firm touts tote-based Baggage Handling System

The threat detection and security screening technologies firm Smiths Detection is touting the benefits of integrating its CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection system with a tote-based Baggage Handling System (BHS). “We have gained expertise by working with a broad range of baggage handling system... Read More »

DHS opens Center for Countering Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opened the Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first law enforcement operations center directly related to human trafficking and forced labor. The center is based in Washington and is led by U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read More »

DEA launches initiative to reduce violent crime

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new initiative designed to reduce violent crime in communities throughout the country. The DEA’s Project Safeguard will identify and prioritize ongoing drug trafficking investigations with a nexus to violent crime. Working with federal,... Read More »

DoD to fund new Manufacturing Innovation Institute

BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) has secured an $87 million Department of Defense (DoD) pact for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII). The seven-year award to the University of Minnesota-based firm will collaborate with public and private entities to advance... Read More »

BARDA to aid COVID-19 clinical trial

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has enlisted its clinical studies network's services to assist with a COVID-19 clinical trial. Officials said Technical Resources International, Inc. (TRI), a BARDA subsidiary, would support the clinical trial in conjunction... Read More »