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IoT Security Solution Gains DHS Funding

Bastille Networks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia earned a $199,680 grant to deliver its Internet of Things (IoT) security solution that will enable system administrators to gain real-time situational awareness of threats on connected devices. This is a Phas …

U.S., UK Ink Data Access Deal

A CLOUD Act Agreement that will allow American and British law enforcement agencies, with appropriate authorization, to demand electronic data regarding serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual abuse, and cybercrime, directly from tech companie …

DoE Needs to Address Grid Security: GAO

With increased connectivity on the rise, there is no doubt the U.S. electric grid is becoming more vulnerable to cyberattack. Fears exist where despite all the positives the increased connectivity bring to utilities’ bottom line, a cyber attack could c …

VT Gains Authority over Radioactive Materials

Vermont signed an agreement Monday where it will gain regulatory authority over certain radioactive materials in the state. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki and Vermont Gov. Philip B. Scott signed the pact where Vermont …

Drone Security Program Garners DHS Funding

In a move to continue to build security for drones, CryptoMove, Inc. picked up a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The grant is to enhance DHS’ dynamic defense data protection system …

Austrian Firm Gains DHS Blockchain Grant

Vienna, Austria-based Danube Tech GmbH picked up a grant of $143,478 to develop blockchain security technology. The award was made under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Progra …

Zero Trust Report Released

“Never trust; always verify” is the new slogan pushing the Zero Trust concept. Zero Trust is the topic of a report released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Federal CIO Council’s architecture subgr …

CSB Investigator Scam Calls

There has been a recent wave of scams where callers identify themselves as a federal officer for the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and instruct people to provide confidential information to avoid fines. These phone calls are fraudulent, according to CSB …

Safety Alliance Inked for PA Workers

A two-year alliance was signed with the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensatio …

Drone Program Earns DHS Grant

Planck Aerosystems, Inc. of San Diego, California, earned a grant of $200,000 to begin testing its autonomous small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in operational settings. Planck’s system capability enables a sUAS to launch from and land on the bed of …

Micro Brewer Safety Alliance in MA

One of the fastest growing segments in the manufacturing sector is the micro brewing industry. The dedication of workers to the craft is undeniable, but with that passion, workers at these small companies sometimes overextend themselves, or employers a …

Decision in Pipeline Safety Whistleblower Case

Energy infrastructure company, Kinder Morgan Inc., must pay a former employee back wages, damages, and attorney’s fees after an investigation found the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA), said of …

Contention Over TX Nuke Spent Fuel Site

There is some question as to the validity of environmental reports for a consolidated interim spent fuel storage facility in Andrews County, Texas. That is because an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) admitted …

OSHA’s Guide to Leading Safety Indicators

The goal is to prevent and safety-related injury or illness, not solely reacting if an incident happens. By being proactive, and on top of your safety game, it will not only save the manufacturer from downtime because of an incident, but it will also m …

Feds Offer Guidance on Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is continuing to grow not only in the manufacturing automation sector, but in just about every other industry and more organizations need to step up in their protection efforts. Along those lines, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Securit …

U.S., Canada Ink Nuclear Review Pact

Wanting a more effective, efficient, and timely analysis of next-generation nuclear technologies, the United States and Canada signed a cooperation pact to advance regulatory effectiveness by collaborating on technical reviews of advanced reactor and s …

Hazards of Robots Working with Humans

There is no doubt the increased use of robots that work alongside humans brings new occupational safety hazards, but the problem is there’s not much data available on how to mitigate risks. A little bit of clarity may shine through as the Washington st …

Feds Eye Mini Blast at WA Nuke Fuel Site

A nuclear fuel factory near Columbia, WA, is under federal scrutiny again after a fire erupted last week in a drum containing radioactive material. As a result of the incident, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans an inspection later this …

NIST Security Draft for IoT Devices

Appliances from refrigerators to thermostats are now available in models that interact with a wireless network, making them easier to control with a computer or smartphone. But in the rush to develop these products, how much security was built in? Unfo …

TN Nuke Early Site Permit App Hearing Set

A mandatory hearing regarding an application for an Early Site Permit for one or more small modular reactors at the Clinch River site in Tennessee will be held Aug. 14. The hearing is the final step in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) review o …

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