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DHS Investigation Leads to Three Indictments Against China-Based Chemical Manufacturing Companies and Employees for Fentanyl Trafficking

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N Mayorkas detailed efforts by the U S Customs and Border Protection CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE Homeland Security Investigations HSI to disrupt the fentanyl precursor chemical supply chain Working in concert with federal partners HSI agents and CBP officers investigated and interdicted

Homeland Security Advisory Council Meets and Reports Findings on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Workforce Adaptation, and the Homeland Security Grant Program

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N Mayorkas convened the fourth in person meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council HSAC The Council discussed the Department s progress on AI workforce adaptation and the Homeland Security Grant Program Additionally Secretary Mayorkas officially swore in Los Angeles Fire Chief Kristin M Crowley

FDA Takes Action on Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines to Better Protect Against Currently Circulating Variants

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action approving and authorizing for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines formulated to more closely target currently circulating variants and to provide better protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Today’s actions relate to updated mRNA vaccines for 2023-2024 manufactured

Alerting is a Local Decision

The IPAWS Office continues to receive reports that Alerting Authorities AAs declined to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System IPAWS to alert and warn the public because the incident did not meet FEMA emergency requirements

DHS Awards $14.9M to 15 U.S. Small Businesses for R&D Prototypes

The Department of Homeland Security DHS Small Business Innovation Research SBIR Program awarded a total of $14 994 521 to 15 small businesses to further develop technologies intended to support homeland security mission needs Based on the feasibility of the technologies demonstrated in their Phase I efforts each Phase II

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