Mediterranean Sea - Units from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) and Turkish Naval Forces participated in a combined exercise.

Washington, DC - The FTC told companies last fall about impending prohibitions under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) on certain payment methods that legitimate telemarketing businesses don’t use, but con artists have been known to exploit: remotely-created checks, remotely-created payment orders, cash-to-cash transfers, and cash reload mechanisms. Well, as of June 13, 2016, these prohibitions are in effect.

Seattle, Washington - In the last few years, several groups have announced that their facial recognition systems have achieved near-perfect accuracy rates, performing better than humans at picking the same face out of the crowd.

Baltimore, Maryland - Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center suggests.

Washington, DC - Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health developed a clinical-grade stem cell line, which has the potential to accelerate the advance of new medical applications and cell-based therapies for millions of people suffering from such ailments as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, diabetes, and muscular dystrophy.

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has passed another ACE transition with the mandatory filing of data for the Food and Drug Administration in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  This transition went smoothly, with no significant issues reported.  The number of transactions filed in ACE continues to increase.  As of June 17, more than 95 percent of all cargo imported into the United States was processed electronically in ACE.