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1.0 TI Response Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center staff searched open sources and reached out to various contacts at federal regulatory establishments for any information regarding the standards in respiratory protection for law enforcement and military personnel. Depending on the jurisdiction of the agency, the following regulations were found: • 29 CFR part 1910.134 , “Respiratory Protection,” released by the Occupational Safety and […]Learn More
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David Ackerman, Esq.
Head of Compliance, MobileCoin
David is has been fighting financial fraud and terrorism financing for 15 years, specializing in emerging financial products. He’s been at the forefront shaping thinking and policy across 5 continents through his legal, operational, and regulatory guidance to both public and private sector companies. He is an advocate for establishing compliance best practices for the global cryptocurrency industry and leads compliance for MobileCoin. MobileCoin is building a payment app using blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure that is global, fast, secure and can be used on any mobile phone.
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When Army Gen. Henry Knox became the nation’s first secretary of war in 1789, the primary mission of the War Department was simple: Defend the United States of America. That is still the priority mission for Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III today, but the complexity has obviously increased, and the threats have multiplied. Competitors are trying to take advantage of gaps in protection […]Learn More
NRC Authorizes Restart of NIST Research Reactor
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received authorization from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to restart its research reactor. The NIST Center for Neutron Research…
Protect and Defend Valuable Assets with ERDC Semi-Permanent Structures and Technologies
As our society becomes increasingly globalized, there is a growing need to establish and maintain semi-permanent structures in far-flung areas. Whether missions and enterprises are conducted on unfamiliar U.S. soil or on the other side…
BARDA Announces the 68th FDA Approval/Licensure/Clearance for Medical Countermeasures Supported by BARDA Under Novel Public Private Partnerships
At BARDA, we are excited about the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the first assay panel for use with the Selux Next Generation Phenotyping (NGP) System, from our partner Selux…
Department of Energy Launches Prize to Strengthen Microelectronic Supply Chains Through Microbattery Design and Commercialization
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the Microbattery Design Prize. This two-stage competition will award up to $1.1 million in federal funding and performance and safety testing services with DOE national…
EPA Takes Action to Improve Cybersecurity Resilience for Public Water Systems
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a memorandum stressing the need for states to assess cybersecurity risk at drinking water systems to protect our public drinking water. While some public water…
DHS Announces Results of 2022 Biometric Technology Rally
WASHINGTON – On February 23, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published the results of the 2022 Biometric Technology Rally (2022 Rally). The Rally challenges industry to develop faster,…
National Fire Control Symposium 2023
The National Fire Control Symposium (NFCS) is a triservice-supported event with technical program lead advisory rotating among the Services. The U.S. Army will provide lead technical advisorship for the April 2023 event in its 29th…
Micro Radiation Emergency Medicine (MicroREM)
This virtual course is an abridged version of REAC/TS’ Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) class. It focuses on the fundamentals of medical care and management of patients involved in radiological or nuclear incidents. Topics include basic…
Mixed-Hazardous Waste Consequence Management Event | Real-Time Tabletop Exercise
Overview This training event is a three-day, in-person tabletop exercise (TTX) hosted by the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC). Day 1 will provide a detailed background briefing on the scenario and presentations…