Hoping to get vaccines out into the world soon, the Biden administration this week called for a temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, earning commendations from WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and others.
“This is a monumental moment in the... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), as well as Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), are urging President Joe Biden to resume the process of selecting a new home for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In a letter to the Biden administration, the four Congressmen... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said the agency has implemented biometric facial comparison technology at pedestrian border crossings at all the Northern New York ports of entry.
Authorities noted the expanded scope includes Alexandria Bay, Ogdensburg, Massena, Trout River, Fort... Read More »
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Caucus announced this week strong bipartisan support for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Lawmakers have initiated an appropriations and authorization request for the program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, emphasizing the need to maintain course towards full-rate... Read More »
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee for an annual Worldwide Threat Assessment hearing this week, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier called attention to the activities and competition offered by China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
At a national... Read More »
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday a new federal goal to get at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot in 70 percent of the U.S. adult population and 160 million adults fully vaccinated by July 4, 2021.
Accessibility is the main focus in the next leg of the vaccination effort. To that end, the... Read More »
Three Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) scientists have been selected as finalists for the Service to America Medals during Public Service Recognition Week this year, the group announced Monday.
David Boucher, Ph.D.; Dan Wolfe, Ph.D.; and John Lee, Ph.D., who... Read More »
Raytheon Intelligence & Space has secured a five-year, $318 million Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contract to expand checked baggage screening equipment deployment at federally managed airports.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies and previously... Read More »
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) recently reintroduced a measure they said would enhance benefits for first responders injured or killed in the line of duty and their families.
The Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 would improve the Department of... Read More »
Responding to the spiraling COVID-19 situation in India, Pfizer Inc. announced this week that it will provide more than $70 million worth of medicines to the country immediately, with assistance from government and non-governmental organization partners.
“We are donating enough medicines to... Read More »
As part of a phase three trial of the Novavax, Inc. COVID-19 vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, up to 3,000 volunteers between 12 and 17 years old will be dosed at up to 75 sites across the United States to determine potential pediatric applications.
While the number of vaccines for adults has been growing,... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation to ensure the United States is positioned to lead international standards-setting Thursday.
The bill would counter the Chinese government's influence and work to protect American jobs. Specifically, the... Read More »
Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Rep. John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has been chosen to lead the American Security Task Force.
“Bolstering our nation’s security is an integral part of Republicans’ legislative plan for when we win... Read More »
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) has issued an appeal to expand the definition of essential traveler related to the northern border, citing the need to allow families to reunite.
Higgins, co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, recently spoke with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read More »
While the Biden administration still intends to pursue some form of the Southern Border wall, the redirection of any funding from other federal agencies for border barrier projects has been terminated.
Declaring that the Trump administration’s previous border wall construction efforts created... Read More »