Technical Research and Analysis Services

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is a component of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Analysis Center (IAC) enterprise.

What We Do

As a DoD IAC Basic Center of Operations (BCO), HDIAC provides a number of resources and services to help you in your research and provide you with focused expert assistance and unbiased scientific and technical information.

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Recent Inquiries

Decontamination or Contamination Mitigation Using Zirconium Hydroxide

On May 17, 2021, the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry through the HDIAC website,, which asked for information on decontamination or contamination mitigation using zirconium hydroxide. The…

Staff Sgt. Nathan Harris, 96th Medical Group medical laboratory technician, places a patient sample in a molecular diagnostic analyzer used to test for COVID-19 May 1 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. It takes approximately 70 minutes to process each panel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

COVID-19 Test Kits and Reagents

HDIAC provided supplementary analysis to a DSIAC inquiry concerning different types reagents used for COVID Test Kits. Research into different types of testing and collection methods was conducted, including antigen and antibody tests, reverse transcriptase…

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Wearable Diagnostic Devices to Measure Infections

USAMMDA submitted a technical inquiry asking for a summary of wearable diagnostic devices that could measure viral and/or bacterial infections. HDIAC was also able to identify and use current studies designed for the detection of…


National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

On his first full day in office, President Biden directed his national security team to lead a 100-day comprehensive review of U.S. government efforts to address domestic terrorism, which has evolved into the most urgent…

DoD Tests CBRN Aircrew Protective Suit Upgrade at Nellis AFB

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — Representatives from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in conjunction with the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, participated in ongoing developmental testing of the new Uniform Integrated…

New Thinking to Turn Infrastructure Dollars Into Resilience

The current federal push for a historic investment in the nation’s infrastructure comes at a time when America’s roads, bridges, and other public resources and services appear to be suffering from a chronic resilience deficit….

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