Turning to the public, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) released a Sources Sought Notice (SSN) this week to gather input on an idea for a new Rapid Response Partnership Vehicle meant to be the guiding model for health security acquisitions.
Its development could... Read More »
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM) of Grand Rapids, Mich., secured its place as the first face of domestic manufacturing for the JYNNEOS smallpox and monkeypox vaccine this week, thanks to an award of approximately $11 million in support from the United States Department of Health and Human... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has forwarded correspondence to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, urging DHS action regarding reported increased southern border terrorist apprehensions.
“Recent reports have shown an increase of terrorist apprehensions in recent... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Defense's Industrial Base Policy Office recently launched a manufacturing pilot program with the Austin Center for Manufacturing and Innovation (ACMI) in Austin, Texas.
The Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program initiative is slated to focus on advanced... Read More »
As the war between Ukraine and Russia enters into its sixth month, the U.S. Army is still finding new ways to help its eastern European ally, and as of last week, that support took the form of a $182 million contract with Raytheon Missiles & Defense.
The company, formed through a combination of... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Jason Crow (D-CO), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Andy Kim (D-NJ), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) recently formed a congressional caucus that seeks to prevent, reduce and offer a response to civilian harm resulting from U.S. and partners’ operations.
The action stems from the... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially removed N95 respirators from its list of medical device shortages, deeming the personal protective equipment (PPE) in sufficient supply now after supply chain issues that roiled much of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the agency will continue... Read More »
Aerospace company Boeing has delivered four MH-139A Grey Wolf test aircraft to the Air Force as it prepares to replace its aging UH-1N helicopter fleet.
“The Grey Wolf is a modern, versatile aircraft offering greater range, speed and endurance than the UH-1N Huey it replaces,” Boeing... Read More »
At a roundtable with local firefighters and Kittitas and Yakima County officials in Washington, United States Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), drove home the need for -- and her efforts to secure -- additional federal wildfire disaster prevention and mitigation funding.
Kittitas County has experienced... Read More »
A federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas indicted 10 alleged MS-13 gang members with a series of crimes.
The alleged crimes, according to the Department of Justice, include racketeering conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering, related... Read More »
In an effort to improve school safety at the state and local levels, United States Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) last week introduced the Security to Avoid Violence in Educational Settings (SAVES) Act, which would create a new federal grant program.
The Department of Justice would be in charge of a... Read More »
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released Preparing Critical Infrastructure for Post-Quantum Cryptography, a guide which provides critical infrastructure and government network owners with essential updates.
The analysis also provides operators with an overview of... Read More »
Leaders from the House Committees on Energy & Commerce and Homeland Security joined forces in a letter this week to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), pressing for urgent action to close vulnerabilities in the oversight of radiological material purchases.
Spurring the letter was a covert... Read More »
At a ceremony hosted by United States Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), the arrival of all 20 of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft to Grand Sky, North Dakota was cheered, as it marks the next step in the Sky Range hypersonic missile testing program.
Sky Range seeks to... Read More »
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $107.7 million contract to modernize the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).
Authorities noted the extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) pact calls for BAE Systems to execute the modernization work at its Norfolk, Virginia... Read More »