Wednesday, January 20th, 2021


Congress passes REAL ID Modernization Act

The U.S. Congress has passed the REAL ID Modernization Act, which updates identification requirements set 15 years ago by the 9/11 Commission. “This new law marks another important step toward meeting the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations to close dangerous vulnerabilities to terrorist... Read More »

Lockheed Martin touts F-35 aircraft delivery initiatives

Lockheed Martin personnel are touting the company's ability to produce and deliver F-35 aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm recently delivered the 123rd F-35 aircraft of the year. In 2020, 74 F-35s were delivered to the U.S. military, 31 to international partner nations, and 18 to... Read More »

Yuma Sector Border Patrol names new chief patrol agent

Chris T. Clem has been named Yuma Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent, bringing 25 years of Border Patrol experience to the post. Authorities noted Clem’s career includes a variety of leadership roles involving serving as senior patrol agent, supervisory border patrol agent, field operations... Read More »

ICE notes operational successes in 2020 annual report

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials noted operational successes within its fiscal year 2020 annual report, focusing on immigration laws enforcement and customs and immigration violation investigations. “The men and women who represent ICE have risen to the challenges presented... Read More »

Northrop Grumman secures Navy vehicles contract

Navy officials said the service branch has awarded a $57 million award potentially worth up to $250 million to Northrop Grumman to produce Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. The initial 19 vehicles could result in an additional 84 target vehicles, bringing the GQM-163A... Read More »

US Justice Department sues Walmart over opioids

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it had filed suit against Walmart for its part in the opioid epidemic. According to the complaint filed in federal court, the DOJ alleges that Walmart Inc. unlawfully dispensed opioids from its pharmacies across the country, resulting in... Read More »

FDA approves Ebolavirus treatment Ebanga

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for the Zaire Ebolavirus infection in adults and children. The treatment is called Ebanga, a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the virus's binding to the cell receptor, thus preventing its entry into the cell. Zaire... Read More »

Senators applaud DHS for combatting vaccine fraud

A group of U.S. Senators is commending the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their efforts to protect against counterfeit vaccines and personal protective equipment through Operation Stolen Promise 2.0. “In April U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read More »

CBP publishes 2021-2026 forward strategy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said the agency's recently published Strategy 2021-2026 introduces new mission and vision statements describing commitment to a safer and more prosperous nation. The document also addresses mission priorities describing the core in a succinct... Read More »