Department of Defense

Sens. Cruz, Wicker, Colleagues Demand Accountability from Department of Defense after Revelations of Iranian Spy Ring

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee along with their Senate Republican colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin calling for immediate action after reports revealed that top Biden administration officials had been operatives in, and were linked to, an Iranian spy ring. The letter specifically calls for revoking the security clearance of Ariane Tabatabai, […]

High-Fiber Diet Associated With Improved Progression-Free Survival And Response To Immunotherapy In Melanoma Patients

Strongest correlation seen in patients not using probiotic supplements Patients with melanoma who reported eating more fiber-rich foods when they began immunotherapy treatment survived longer without cancer growth than patients with insufficient dietary fiber intake, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published today in Science. The benefit was most noticeable in patients who did not take commercially available probiotic supplements. Parallel pre-clinical studies supported the observational findings. “Research from our team and others has shown that […]

Texas Comptroller Visits USA Rare Earth’s Round Top Project for Good for Texas Tour: Supply Chains Edition

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

On the West Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Supply Chains Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today toured USA Rare Earth Inc., a critical mineral supply chain company that, along with its joint venture partner Texas Mineral Resources Corp., is building a transformative project here to produce American-made rare earth magnets. These components are used to power devices such as smartphones, large-scale batteries, wind turbines and fighter jets. “USA Rare Earth is jumpstarting the rare earths […]

Olson Statement on Voting to Override President Trump’s Veto of the NDAA

Rep. Pete Olson

Representative Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement after voting to override President Donald Trump’s veto of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021: “While I share concerns with Section 230, this was a carefully negotiated bill that authorizes vital funding for the Department of Defense to provide our military with the resources they need to successfully defend America. This bill provides vital tools to keep our country safe and deter threats from adversaries […]

Joint Base San Antonio honored with America Recycles Day Recycling Hero Award

America Recycles Day is November 15 Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) will receive the second annual America Recycles Day (ARD) Recycling Hero Award by Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. The ARD Recycling Hero Award recognizes groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the promotion or implementation of recycling programs. The award will be presented to JBSA on ARD, a Keep America Beautiful national program and the only nationally recognized day […]

Defense Department Taps Texas A&M System to Lead U.S. Consortium on Advancing Hypersonic Flight Systems

The Department of Defense today named a state agency of The Texas A&M University System to lead a national consortium for modernizing hypersonic flight capabilities. The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will manage a five-year, $20 million per-year DOD initiative involving many of the nation’s top research universities. The universities will work cooperatively among themselves and with other key research institutions of government, national laboratories, federally-funded research centers and industry. The University Consortium for Applied […]