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Friday, May 20th, 2022

Lawmakers seek expanded global COVID-19 vaccine access

A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to the three companies producing COVID-19 vaccines, seeking their plans to expand COVID-19 vaccines access globally. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-OR), and Christopher S.... Read More »

Bill seeks to bolster nationwide cybersecurity

Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Ken Calvert (R-CA) introduced this week the Civilian Cyber Security Reserve Act, which seeks to bolster nationwide cybersecurity efforts. The lawmakers noted the bill would establish a pilot Civilian... Read More »

DHS extends deadline for enforcement on REAL ID

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be extending the full enforcement date for the REAL ID to May 3, 2023. Due to the pandemic’s significant impact on state abilities to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s... Read More »

Ebola detecting sensor in development phase

An Iowa State University research team is developing a new sensor capable of detecting Ebola in a single drop of blood while providing results in an hour. Researchers indicated the sensor is based on DNA aptamers, described as short, single-stranded DNA molecules selectively bound to a specific... Read More »

DHS unveils new anti-smuggling initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has unveiled a new anti-smuggling initiative the agency said focuses on transnational criminal organizations affiliated with the smuggling of migrants. Authorities indicated Operation Sentinel is a collaborative effort with Customs and Border... Read More »