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DARPA Program Seeks Gene Modulators to Boost Human Body’s Defenses Against Biological, Chemical Threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year program that aims to develop transient and programmable gene modulators designed to temporarily boost the body’s defenses against chemical, biological and radiological threats. The PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements program “will study how to support [the human …

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ODNI Report: NSA Collected 534M Call Records in 2017

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its fifth annual report that provides statistics on how frequent the federal government uses national security authorities. ODNI said in the transparency report published Friday that the National Security Agency collected more than 534 million call detail records in 2017, …

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James Mattis Calls for National Security Exceptions to Russia Sanctions Law

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for waivers to allow U.S. allies to prevent any sanctions related to the procurement of Russian-made weapons, Military.com reported Friday. Mattis told lawmakers Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Congress should make “national security exceptions” to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through …

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House OKs Space Commerce Legislation; Lamar Smith Comments

House members have passed a bill that streamlines the space-based remote sensing regulatory system, modifies the implementation of international regulations in the U.S., enhances national security and simplifies regulations for space operators, among other things. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Tuesday the American Space Commerce Free …

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Trump Issues New Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

President Donald Trump has signed a new memorandum that establishes a new policy on conventional arms transfers in support of the country’s economic and national security interests and in compliance with the Arms Export Control Act of 1976. The new conventional arms transfer policy seeks to keep the U.S. technological …

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