Topic: U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Fox News about how her legislation will help companies like colonial pipeline respond to critical infrastructure cyber hacks.
Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn said the attack that forced the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline networks should be a wake up call to federal officials, warning that “cyber is a big part of 21st century warfare,” while proposing a number of measures to strengthen and protect U.S. critical infrastructure.
The FBI on Monday said the ransomware gang known as “Darkside” was the group responsible for the attack over the weekend that forced the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline networks responsible for carrying gasoline from Texas to the Northeast.
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration Launches an All-of-Government Effort to Address Colonial Pipeline Incident
Washington, D.C. – The recent cyberattack targeting the Colonial Pipeline has triggered a comprehensive federal response focused on securing critical energy supply chains.
President Joe Biden is receiving regular briefings on the incident and has directed agencies across the Federal Government to bring their resources to bear to help alleviate shortages where they are occurring.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will deploy approximately 160 Soldiers to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in support of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) to be held there.
The Soldiers, from the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, are projected to deploy Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.
“We have a crucial responsibility to be ready when the nation calls on us,” said Lt. Col. Kari McEwen, division public affairs officer. “This exercise is an opportunity for us to train the same procedures we use to conduct short-notice deployments anywhere in the world.”
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital joins Department of Defense in Sexual Assault Reporting Virtual Summit
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – More than 150 Sexual Assault Response Team members from across the U.S. Department of Defense met online April 7th–8th, 2021 for a virtual summit aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of the processes victims may experience when reporting a sexual assault.
“A SART member provides high-quality services and support to military victims of sexual assault. That support is intended to strengthen resiliency and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, commander.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark Green (TN-07) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) have introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Allied Burden Sharing Report Act of 2021, a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to provide Congress with a report on the common defense contributions of NATO countries and other defense partners.
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced identical legislation in the Senate.
Representative Green said, “A strong NATO and all our alliances are more important now than ever in the face of growing threats to our Nation from China, Russia, Iran, and dangerous non-state actors.”
Washington, D.C. – PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Good afternoon, folks. The Vice President and I have some good news to report, and I’d like to make two key announcements today related to our COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination effort.
As you know, a few days ago, after a rigorous opening — open and objective scientific review process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine.
Washington, D.C. – As part of his National Strategy to defeat COVID-19 Coronavirus, President Joe Biden announced a new effort to make masks more easily available to communities hard hit by the pandemic.
The Administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to over 1,300 Community Health Centers across the country as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, reaching some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls on VA Secretary to Conduct Inter-Agency Collaboration to Provide Care for K2 Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) urged Secretary Denis McDonough to work with Congress, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to find solutions for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their service.
During the 116th Congress, key provisions from Sen. Blackburn’s K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and Senator Sullivan’s legislation, the K2 Veterans Advocacy Act, were signed into law to collect more research regarding the long-term health of servicemembers who were stationed at Camp Stronghold Freedom at Karshi-Khanabad Airbase (K2) in Uzbekistan.
New vaccine site allows online signup for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Phase 1c beneficiaries
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) officials launched a new approach on February 19th for BACH primary care beneficiaries and other eligible individuals to sign up for COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines. Now Fort Campbell eligible population can register online, allowing them to schedule their own appointment.
The hospital is currently signing up enrolled beneficiaries in phase 1c of the Department of Defense Population Schema.
Washington, D.C. – As part of his National Strategy for the COVID-19 Cornavirus Response and Pandemic Preparedness, President Biden has announced a series of new actions to expand COVID-19 Coronavirus testing, improve the availability of tests, and better prepare for the threat of variants.
As the Administration is working around the clock to vaccinate the population, we need to continue to do what we know works to protect public health: universal masking, physical distancing, and robust testing. These down payments will serve as a bridge to comprehensive testing investments in the American Rescue Plan.
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