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Friday, January 15th, 2021

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ICE honors National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is honoring National Human Trafficking Awareness Month as a means of drawing attention to the international crime and the work of law enforcement to deter human trafficking, bring traffickers to justice, and aid... Read More »

Agencies developing firefighter tracking technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) to develop firefighter tracking technology. The effort would allow first responders to locate team members in burning buildings more accurately.... Read More »

FDA pledges continued monitoring of UK SARS-CoV-2 mutation

As a new, more infectious strain of SARS-CoV-2 spreads further from the United Kingdom and across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that its impact on molecular tests will likely be low, with three approved tests currently affected. The variant, known as... Read More »

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28B Pentagon F-35 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.28 billion sustainable contract from the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office. This Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) supports operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30, 2021. "This contract ensures F-35s remain ready to fly and... Read More »

CISA, NASCAR target Daytona 500 fan safety

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NASCAR officials recently joined Daytona International Speedway personnel, first responders, and law enforcement officials in conducting a Daytona 500 fan safety tabletop exercise. The exercise serves as an example of the planning and... Read More »

IARPA initiative aids satellite imagery automation

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has launched a multi-year research effort officials said is designed to automate broad-area search of multi-source satellite imagery. The Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program detects, monitors, and... Read More »

BAE Systems secures Navy rapid response pact

The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $4 million rapid response contract to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a P-8A Poseidon radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system. “The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, focus on meeting customer needs, and... Read More »