Critical Infrastructure Protection

The protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security; composed of national infrastructure, physical and virtual systems, cyberinfrastructure, and continuity of operations.

Recent Inquiries

Explosive Dissemination of Biological Agents Research

What information exists on explosive dissemination of biological agents?

Field-level Radiological Decontamination Capabilities

What capabilities exist for field-level decontamination in a radiological environment?

Coordinating the Elimination of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances

Is there a group coordinating the elimination of per- and polyfluorinated substances, also known as the "forever chemicals," in U.S. Department of Defense materiel?


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EMPOWERing First Responders to Prepare for Severe Weather Events

The increasing frequency of severe weather events across the United States, most recently including hailstorms, tornadoes, and wildfires (and soon to include hurricanes and tropical storms) puts countless lives at risk and causes millions of…

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FACT SHEET AND REPORT: DHS Advances Efforts to Reduce the Risks at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats

On October 30, 2023, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14110 on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. The overarching goal of the E.O. is “to ensure that America leads the…

Navy Seabees training on bridging operations.

U.S. Navy Efforts Aid in Baltimore Channel Reopening

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) led critical efforts in support of the Unified Command in clearing the Port of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry Federal Channel, following the M/V Dali’s collision…


The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological Tools and Techniques

Given the current global shift toward symmetrical warfare, major powers – and non-state proxies – are developing radical leveling and emerging technology for use as “deterrence leveraging” in both non-kinetic and kinetic engagements. Although regnant…

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Security Implications for the United States from Iranian and Hezbollah Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This presentation will examine engagement with Latin America by Iran, its government agents, and surrogate groups such as Hezbollah, including terrorist finance, terrorism, and other activities and their evolution in recent years.  It will address…

A Technical Review on Common Myths About Nuclear Energy

This webinar will examine the various antinuclear claims that appeal to extreme radiological risk. The presentation will start with a review of radiation risk and ALARA. The social myths will include false narratives associated with…


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Digital Engineering for Defense Summit

The Digital Engineering for Defense Summit will bring together leaders from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military services, industry, academia, and other relevant stakeholders to support the integration of digital engineering tools and…

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American Nuclear Society Annual Conference 2024

The 2024 American Nuclear Society Annual Conference is an event focused on highlighting and progressing nuclear sciences and technologies for their contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. During the conference, key talking…

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National Homeland Security Conference 2024

The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to contribute or learn about…