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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…

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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

International organizations, vaccine manufacturers agree to intensify vaccine delivery

Leaders of several international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and the World…

17 hours ago

Rubio introduces legislation designating Taliban as terrorist organization

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Cynthia…

4 days ago

BARDA Transatlantic Taskforce launches fourth phase to counter antimicrobial resistance

The fourth implementation phase of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) Transatlantic Taskforce for Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) began…

4 days ago

New clinical data shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine still highly effective against variants

According to new data from clinical trials highlighted by Moderna, Inc. this week, its debut COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, continues to…

4 days 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…

5 days ago

DHS funds earmarked for UAS counter research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked over $1 million for research on countering potential unmanned aerial systems (UAS)…

6 days ago

BARDA taps procurement option for approximately $112.5 million of SIGA oral smallpox treatment

Through a contract with SIGA Technologies, Inc., the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has exercised a procurement option…

6 days ago

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)…

6 days ago

Emergent BioSolutions, Providence Therapeutics sign development, manufacturing agreement for COVID-19 vaccine

Gaithersburg, Md.-based Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Canadian vaccine company Providence Therapeutics said on Tuesday they have entered into a $90…

6 days ago

Lawmakers urge Biden to reduce role of nuclear weapons

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and other Congress members urged President Joe Biden to limit the role of nuclear weapons…

7 days ago

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

Bechtel details chemical weapons destruction campaign

Bechtel officials said the engineering, construction and project management company recently destroyed the final inventory of projectiles containing mustard agent.…

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

NY Gov. Hochul announces $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that her state would open up a $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund to…

1 week ago

Novavax launches Phase 1/2 trial to chart immunogenicity, safety of combo-COVID-19 and flu vaccine

Novavax, Inc. began enrollment last week of the first participants for a Phase 1/2 clinical trial to assess the safety…

1 week ago

Public Health AmeriCorps launched by AmeriCorps and CDC to invest in public health experts

With the COVID-19 pandemic as a constant reminder of the importance of public health efforts, AmeriCorps and the Centers for…

1 week ago

KBR touts successful air defense system demonstration

Global technology firm KBR is espousing the benefits of its recent successful demonstration of its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air…

2 weeks ago

Moderna signs multi-year COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing agreement with National Resilience

Under the terms of a new, multi-year agreement reached this week between Moderna and National Resilience, National Resilience will produce…

2 weeks ago

COVAX predicts 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter 2022, calls for further support

In its latest Supply Forecast, the multilateral vaccine equity program COVAX announced expectations of 1.425 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

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

Legislation introduced in House to set five year, presidentially appointed term for CISA director

A group of United States representatives introduced the CISA Leadership Act this week, a bill that proposes to codify a…

2 weeks ago

Report: 20 years after 9/11, America still not fully prepared for public health emergencies

A new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has found that 20 years after the September 11 attacks on…

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

DoD uses option to acquire 200,000 doses of Valneva’s Japanese encephalitis vaccine

As part of a contract signed with Valneva SE last year, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has decided…

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

House Armed Services Committee advances bill to give D.C. mayor control over D.C. National Guard

In a national first, the House Armed Services Committee voted last week in favor of a bill that would grant…

2 weeks ago

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