Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump today announced the members of the Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Korea to attend the Opening Ceremony and events of the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games beginning Friday, March 9, 2018.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today filed an administrative complaint [a public version of which will be linked to this news release shortly] charging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands, Inc.’s Wesson cooking oil brand “is likely ‘substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly’ in violation of the Clayton Act;” and thereby reduce competition in the United States for canola and vegetable oils. Smucker currently owns the Crisco brand, and by acquiring the Wesson brand, it would control at least 70 percent of the market for branded canola and vegetable oils sold to grocery stores and other retailers.

Washington, DC - Every business wants to forge an ongoing relationship with their customers. That principle takes on special significance for mobile device manufacturers when they need to issue security patches for the operating system software on their phones and tablets. Once devices are in consumers’ hands, are they getting the patches they need to protect against critical vulnerabilities? Are companies deploying those patches in a timely fashion and for a reasonable length of time?

East China Sea - A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific.

Da Nang, Vietnam - USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, for a scheduled port call March 5, marking the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited the country in more than 40 years.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - In high school and college, Timothy Lu spent a lot of time programming computers. But as his college graduation approached, he turned his attention toward programming biological systems. The field of synthetic biology was just beginning to emerge, and he wanted to be part of it.