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Bill seeks to initiate war funding controls

A pair of lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to place Congressional controls on the use of emergency funding for…

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Bill targets essential medicines ingredients stockpile

A pair of lawmakers have introduced a bill they said seeks to create an emergency supply of key ingredients used…

17 hours ago

COVID-19 Global Vaccination Caucus sees $2 billion for vaccine manufacturing as mere starting point

While buoyed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s advancement of the Build Back Better Act, and the offerings therein,…

17 hours ago

DOD funds earmarked for additional monoclonal antibodies doses

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company have secured Department of Defense (DOD) contracts to produce additional doses of…

4 days ago

NTI research identifies lack of political will, attention to nuclear security

In a new paper, researchers from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) found that nuclear security now exists in something of…

5 days ago

Graham, Waltz urge State Department to designate Taliban as terrorist organization

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) introduced resolutions Tuesday urging Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to…

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Maryland lawmakers applaud FEMA grant for public health emergency preparedness

A group of Maryland lawmakers applauded President Joe Biden for granting their request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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Boeing tests advanced missile defense system

Boeing officials joined Missile Defense Agency (MDA) personnel in touting the recent successful demonstration of an advanced interceptor capability for…

7 days ago

Biden plans global COVID response summit as lawmakers call for increased vaccine aid

The Biden administration seeks an international summit on COVID-19 pandemic responses and to form a united global front for vaccination…

7 days ago

Funds target World Trade Center health program for first responders

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) is touting the inclusion of $2.86 billion for the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC)…

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Sandia National Lab designs modular radiation monitors for U.S. ports

Sandia National Laboratory’s modular radiation detection monitors will decrease costs and enhance threat detection, officials say. As part of an…

2 weeks ago

Lawmakers lament Taliban cabinet appointments

A pair of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, expressing disapproval of the Taliban’s recently announced…

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DHS Secretary says Afghan refugee surge won’t detract from international terrorism fight

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured Thursday the growing effort to combat domestic terrorism and the mass influx of Afghan refugees…

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Homeland Security chemists invent test for detecting cyanide exposure during fires

In the hunt for a solution to one of burning buildings’ most dangerous effects, chemists from the United States Department…

2 weeks ago

Lawmakers seek Afghanistan evacuation guidance

A group of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, seeking…

2 weeks ago

Measure targets U.S-Israel AI development

A group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to establish a U.S.-Israel Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Development…

2 weeks ago

Caucus targets U.S.-spearheaded global vaccination effort

A group of lawmakers launched the COVID-19 Global Vaccination Caucus, which they said would advocate for vaccines as a means…

2 weeks ago

Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense lauds Biden’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan, but urges more funding

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense last week applauded the Biden Administration’s work on a new $65.3 billion American Pandemic Preparedness…

2 weeks ago

Package of 11 AI amendments added to 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

Science fiction is becoming fact, according to United States Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) -- and as a result, he and…

2 weeks ago

TSA to acquire additional CT x-ray scanners

Analogic Corporation has secured a $198 million Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agreement to secure mid-sized Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems…

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House bill proposes support for Americans affected by mysterious Havana Syndrome

A new House bill introduced by United States Reps. Mike Turner (R-OH), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) --…

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CISA, FBI urge organizations to remain vigilant to ransomware threats over holidays

On Tuesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity advisory…

3 weeks ago

Lawmakers urge hate group network probe

A group of lawmakers are encouraging the Department of Justice to prioritize investigating hate group networks supporting extremist ideology. Sens.…

3 weeks ago

New WHO compendium charts 24 technologies to help low-resource nations with priority diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a compendium this week consisting of 24 innovative health technologies that could be used…

3 weeks ago

Becerra declares public health emergencies in the wake of Hurricane Ida

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared public health emergencies on Monday for Louisiana and Mississippi due to the…

3 weeks ago

DHS to Launch New Approach to Hiring Cyber Talent

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Service has launched a new approach to hiring and retaining top cyber talent,…

3 weeks ago

NTI analysis recommends immediate action to manage use of AI in nuclear weapons systems

According to a new paper from the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), artificial intelligence in nuclear weapons systems is a…

3 weeks ago

House Republicans press NIH and NIAID for further details on Wuhan Lab biosafety concerns

Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week queried the director of the National Institutes of Health…

4 weeks ago

Phase 2/3 trial launched for Chikungunya vaccine in Costa Rica

Vaccination has begun for a Phase 2/3 trial of Bharat Biotech International Ltd’s (BBIL) Chikungunya vaccine candidate, through a partnership…

4 weeks ago

BARDA accepting partners to create diagnostic assays for respiratory RNA viral pathogens

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) placed a call for partners this week to aid the organization in…

4 weeks ago

Briefing sought on Taliban access to U.S. military equipment

A pair of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to the Department of Defense, seeking a briefing and information related to the…

4 weeks ago

U.S., Singapore expand cybersecurity cooperation initiative

The United States and Singapore reached an agreement that seeks to expand cybersecurity cooperation efforts between the nations. The Memorandum…

4 weeks ago

Lawmakers express Taliban prisoner release concerns

A trio of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan regarding detainees reportedly released from…

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WHO forms new advisory group on origins of novel pathogens

With the formation of a new Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO), the World Health Organization…

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