CBP-Used Autonomous Surveillance Tech Gets Program of Record Status


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated a certain surveillance system as a program of record, allowing the technology to be continuously procured through allotted funds. CBP said its Autonomous Surveillance Towers, used by U.S. Border Patrol, are designed to autonomously facilitate surveillance on a 24-hour basis.

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DHS CoE to Offer Technology Transition Program at George Washington University


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to establish a new center of excellence under the leadership of George Washington University. DHS will allot over $5.8 million for the CoE that will offer a postgraduate program focused on security technology transition.

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DOE to Fund 64 New Physics Projects With $132M; Paul Dabbar Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DoE) will use $132 million to finance 64 university-led projects that tackle the area of high energy physics. DOE will support research on dark matter and energy, neutrinos and other physics topics pursued by 53 educational institutions. 

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Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck Nominated as Northcom, Norad Commander

Glen VanHerck

President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck, director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). VanHerck will receive the rank of general upon his confirmation for the role, the Department of Defense (DoD).

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