Two federal agencies responsible for monitoring the welfare of animals in research labs came to different conclusions about Georgia Regents University’s compliance with the law after receiving complaints from the Humane Society of the United States, according to reports released this month.
In November, the Humane Society released findings of a three-month undercover investigation, which alleged issues with a dental experiment conducted on dogs, psychological distress by primates, a lack of care for mice and insufficient staff training.
The addition of nearly 4,000 cyber and intelligence jobs at Fort Gordon over the next five years should help insulate the post as the Army shrinks to its smallest size since before the buildup for World War II, one community leader said Monday.
The latest Defense Department budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, released Monday, calls for the Army to reduce its troop levels from 528,000 soldiers to fewer than 450,000 by 2019. The reduced levels would bring the Army to its lowest enrollment since 1940.
Two private companies will oversee Augusta’s ice storm debris removal, which is going to cost more than $8 million.
At a called Monday meeting, commissioners authorized hiring Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based contractor Ashbritt Environmental to manage the contracted storm cleanup effort for $8 million, and Reston, Va., defense contractor Leidos to monitor debris removal for $603,667.