Homeland Defense & Security

Counterterrorism, environmental security, aviation security, law enforcement, fraud protection, building and facilities security, border security, disaster/emergency response and recovery, and cybersecurity/information management.

Recent Inquiries

Projected Applications of Synthetic Biology for U.S. Army Protection, Detection, and Decontamination Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats

What are current and projected applications of synthetic biology for U.S. Army protection, detection, and decontamination against chemical, biological, and radiological threats?

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?


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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…

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Real-Time Cryptocurrencies Monitoring for Criminal Activity Detection: A Comprehensive System

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are gaining popularity due to their decentralized nature and lack of central control. These digital currencies provide a high degree of user anonymity, making it difficult for attackers to identify the actual individuals behind addresses and trace funds transferred between users.


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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…

Novel Nuclear Forensics for the 21st Century

This work will demonstrate how ubiquitous radiological characterization can take place throughout all nuclear facilities for all nuclear material (even those facilities the United States does not know exist). The presentation will detail how this…

Homeland Defense and Future Warfighting Challenges Arising From the People’s Republic of China Activities in the Western Hemisphere

This webinar will discuss the range of vulnerabilities to the United States stemming from the growing activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), its companies, military, security agencies, and other agents in the Western…


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Joint Air Survivability Summit 2024

The 2024 Joint Air Survivability Summit will highlight key threats posed to aerial platforms from adversaries and the innovative technologies or strategies, which may be used to counter them. At this forum, senior-level speakers will…

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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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The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium is the first time both communities are connected to discuss safety and emerging technologies for our shared skies….