Business Insider reported Wednesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) granted a contract worth $145M to SLSCO Ltd to construct 6 miles of border wall in the Rio Grande
Valley of South Texas between Mexico and the United States.
The Defense Department and the U.K.'s defense ministry have selected a U.S.-U.K. institutional team to take part in a program aiming to bolster bilateral academic research collaboration, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Under the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative, the University of Southern California would receive up to $3M in funds, while the University of Essex would receive up to $1.9M, over a three-year period.
Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. have introduced a bill aiming to augment protection of U.S. consumer information. The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act would require companies to attain user consent before being able to use private information, DelBene's office said Thursday.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $1B in grants to address the opioid crisis. The grants support the department's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which is showing progress based on studies indicating drops in drug use over recent years, the HHS said Wednesday.Read More »