Tag: Zika Virus

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National Security Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons, Government Executive What to do when containing the Syrian crisis has failed, Brookings FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Being Illegal Chinese Agent, ABC News US Nuclear Bomb Is Cleared For Production Engineering, Defense News FBI Director Lauds Whistleblowers’ Role in Culture of ‘Humility’, […]

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National Security Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C., The New York Times We’re Fighting Zika ‘With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs,’ CDC Director Says, Time U.S. says looking at more counter-terrorism cooperation with China, Reuters FBI chief: Success against ISIS means more terror, CNN The Nusra Front is Dead and Stronger Than […]

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National Security Latest DHS Push in Silicon Valley: Drones for Border Patrol, Nextgov White House Mulls Big Nuclear Policy Changes, and Lawmakers Speak Up, Defense News Pentagon says proposed Russian deal in Syria is ‘not based on trust’, The Washington Post How War and Crisis Help Spread Diseases Like Zika, The National Interest Insider Threats […]

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On July 13, the State Department hosted a public-private sector roundtable discussion on the Zika virus. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope opened the discussion. Higginbottom and Pope both spoke on the “growing public health emergency” that is already effecting tens of thousands of lives. In her […]

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National Security U.S. intel warns: ISIS not desperate, just ‘adapting’, CNN Halfway To Transparency On Drone Strikes, Breaking Defense Standoff Brews Over the Future of US Security Assistance, Defense News Some National Security Lessons from the Past, The Cipher Brief Treasury Says It Needs Some New Security Features for Next-Gen Money, Nextgov Inaction on Zika […]

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The State Department has announced that they will host a series of working discussions to encourage private-public partnerships to combat the Zika virus on July 13. The event will bring together over 100 participants from the government and the private sector, and will be lead by senior representatives from the Departments of State and Homeland Security. During the discussions, […]

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Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are making progress on a Zika virus vaccine, and plan to start human testing later this year. Efforts to produce the vaccine and prepare for the spread of the virus have included components of the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the […]

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This week Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), affirmed Southcom’s role in the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus. Tidd spoke at a Council of the Americas forum on March 22, where he discussed the part Southcom and other U.S. agencies play in the fight against the virus. “Our […]

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On February 24 the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will host a hearing on the coordination of a multi-agency response to the Zika virus. The hearing will examine the coordinated federal response to the spread of the Zika virus both within the U.S. and internationally. It will also address confusion and misinformation […]

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