Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) to improve security at U.S. railways and mass transit systems advanced the U.S. House, the congresswoman announced Tuesday.
The Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act (H. R. 1870) would put more federal... Read More »
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the Defense Funding bill for FY 2022 on a 33-23 vote.
The bill provides $705.9 billion in defense spending, an increase of 1.4 percent over 2021’s budget. The increase reflects President Joe Biden’s budget... Read More »
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced this week the approval of the fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security funding bill, which invests in cyber and infrastructure security while combating domestic extremist violence.
The action also expands the Coast Guard's Arctic reach and the maritime... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program announced last week that it is seeking information in three topic areas to support component technology needs.
“DHS SBIR is uniquely positioned to support DHS’s broad mission by finding ways to... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined several senators in introducing legislation calling on the Biden administration to end the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals on public transportation throughout the United States, including airports, commercial airplanes, buses, and rail systems.... Read More »
In an effort to keep transportation safe without slowing the flow of traffic, the New York City subway system, together with a series of collaborators in the federal, academic, and private sectors, is rolling out a testbed and series of biosensors to scan for chemical and biological threats.... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Chris Jacobs (R-NY), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee, recently forwarded correspondence to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding a status update on the backlog of Trusted Traveler... Read More »
A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding travel and mask guidance updates.
U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Amy Klobuchar... Read More »
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials are espousing the benefits of a four-part virtual content series highlighting research and threat preparation collaboration.
The Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase focuses on efforts to mobilize... Read More »
Better monitoring of safety measures taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by the Transportation Security Administration could prevent the spread of infectious diseases, a new report by the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) said.
According to the GAO, while the TSA... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced a partnership with Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to reopen the Innovation Checkpoint initiative, using security technologies to bolster passenger screening.
The effort follows the return of the convention... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) personnel said the entities are implementing proactive measures to address anticipated 2021 summer season passenger demand.
“CBP is proactively mitigating any potential impact in wait times by maximizing our... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said the agency is continuing to prepare for increased travel volumes in advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend and summer months.
“As we head into a summer where we hope to see a tremendous reemergence of domestic travel and the... Read More »
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials said the agency has partnered with South Korea to conduct a civil aviation security technology field demonstration.
DHS personnel said the agreement with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel said the agency has partnered with a pair of entities to facilitate commercial truck processing at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
The CBP said the General Services Administration (GSA) and the City of Laredo have agreed to the collaboration... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to join Miami International Airport as a drone detection test site.
The technology would be used to aid in detecting, tracking, and identifying (DTI) drones, which are also known as... Read More »
Raytheon Intelligence & Space has secured a five-year, $318 million Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contract to expand checked baggage screening equipment deployment at federally managed airports.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies and previously... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen (D-WA), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation, joined 15 of their colleagues in introducing the Health Flights Act of 2021 on Thursday.
The legislation would create a set of... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced Wednesday legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), that would provide transit security grant recipients flexibility in how they use the grants while establishing performance periods.
The Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility... Read More »
Bell Textron and Army officials said terms have been reached regarding the execution of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) contract's second phase involving the V-280 Valor design.
“This is the next step to a program of record, and Bell is proud to closely collaborate... Read More »
U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel recently joined Connecticut and New York law enforcement and police departments in aiding the Connecticut State Police (CSP) with drone detection testing.
“If you want to fully neutralize the threat from a drone, you need to locate... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Randy Weber (R-TX) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) are espousing the benefits of establishing the Space & Aeronautics Caucus for the 117th Congress, noting the effort seeks to explore several important matters of policy.
Caucus endeavors would include domestic activities in low-Earth orbit... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the International Mail Facility (IMF) at Chicago's O’Hare International Airport recently seized suspicious 3M N95 type masks with a 3M trademark.
Officers assigned to the Port of Chicago seized parcels arriving from Colombia. Personnel... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $153,000 to Morcom International, Inc. to develop maritime object tracking technology.
The funding allotment earmarked for the Chantilly, Virginia-based firm was made via S&T’s Silicon Valley... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) announced Tuesday that it would be awarding $196,880 to fund a video analytics program for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The funding was... Read More »
Lauretta AI, LLC, a start-up based in Arlington, Mass., has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) phase one funding award of $199,950 to aid the development of self-screening Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints.
The initiative is supported through the DHS's Science... Read More »
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) officials are touting initiatives designed to ensure continued nationwide safety and security of mass transit.
DHS S&T has collaborated with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City to examine... Read More »
Army officials said Lockheed Martin is slated to begin supporting formal integration and testing of the branch's combat vehicle protection system to keep soldiers safer and more secure from threats.
Lockheed Martin would provide its Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) base kit, which... Read More »
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reopened the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) biometrics comment period.
“As a testament to CBP’s steadfast commitment to privacy principles and transparency, CBP reopened the comment... Read More »
A collection of four United States representatives reintroduced the Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act this week in a bipartisan effort to require the installation of secondary cockpit barriers on passenger aircraft to prevent future events like those witnessed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The bill is... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently indicated officers detected twice as many firearms per million passengers screened at airport security checkpoints nationwide in 2020 compared to 2019.
“I commend our officers for their commitment to TSA’s security mission by... Read More »
Boeing and Sikorsky personnel have detailed its advanced helicopter, DEFIANT X, which will be entered into the Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.
The companies indicated DEFIANT X would be the fastest, most maneuverable, and most survivable assault helicopter in... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) gave the go-ahead to build two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV).
These vessels will replace aging training vessels at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Me., and Texas A&M Maritime Academy in... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new nationwide Real ID public awareness campaign that addresses requirements while encouraging action before the Oct. 1, 2021, full enforcement deadline.
"Be Your REAL ID Self" urges Americans to obtain a REAL ID-compliant card or an... Read More »
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 »