Gaithersburg, Maryland - Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of sensor that uses atoms to receive commonly used communications signals. This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers, among other possible advantages.

Washington, DC - On September 2, 1864, at the height of the Civil War, General William T. Sherman and his army of 60,000 Union soldiers captured the city of Atlanta. He then sent a telegram to President Lincoln, which said: "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won." It was a critical event -- the rail hub of the Confederacy -- which supplied weapons and food to the forces of the south. In order to completely deny the rebel armies of wartime essentials, Sherman set fire to the city—and widespread doubt--that the War could ever end in a Confederate victory.

Washington, DC - USCIS is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to better define residence in certain situations involving acquisition and transmission of citizenship, and clarify the distinction between U.S. residence and physical presence. In addition, USCIS is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the United States to explain that they are not considered to be “residing in the United States” for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320.

Biarritz, France - Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France in Working Luncheon:

Seattle, Washington - On Monday, August 12, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducted an enforcement operation regarding the apprehension of an individual identified as a crewmember who deserted a maritime vessel.  In 2015 the subject who was a crewmember onboard a cruise ship deserted the vessel without authorization from CBP nor knowledge of the cruise line.

Portsmouth, Virginia - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) leadership and American Red Cross staff recognized nearly two dozen teenage volunteers for their service at the medical center while participating in the American Red Cross Summer Youth Volunteer Program, August 16. During the ceremony, the teen volunteers were presented with certificates.