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New Database Arms DHS with Better Resources to Mitigate Explosive Threats

Every second counts when responders encounter an explosive device, and critical decisions must be made quickly in order to neutralize the threat while also ensuring the security of civilians, property, and the responders themselves. Knowledge is power, as they say, and the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will soon roll out a state-of-the-art database that will…


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Alternative Energy Solutions for Maritime Assets

In support of a U.S. government agency performing research in alternative energy solutions for maritime assets, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked about alternative energy solutions for U.S. Coast Guard vessels and their capabilities to transition to other sources (e.g., full electric battery or hybrid) to reduce fossil fuel reliance maritime. HDIAC utilized several platforms to discover what types of…

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Policies, Procedures, and Dangerous Plumes: Lessons Learned From a Mixed-Hazardous Waste Tabletop Exercise

In June of 2023, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center convened a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which posited a mixed-hazardous waste “dirty bomb” blanketing a nearby federal reservation and its research facilities in a harmful chemical plume.  With more than 50 participants in attendance representing 20+ city, state, federal, civilian,…



The 92nd MORS Symposium

For over 55 years, the annual Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium has been an opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research, and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…

Biometrics Institute US Strategy Forum

The Biometrics Institute provides an independent platform for discussion about the responsible, ethical, and effective use of biometrics. This year, the Biometrics Institute will be taking these conversations further seeking to create even more interaction…

The 2nd Annual Nuclear Energy Security Summit

This 2024 Summit is gathering an assembly of government and industry leaders, subject matter experts, and regional stakeholders to chart a transformative path for advanced nuclear power technology that aligns with both U.S. and international…

The 18th Annual RadWaste Summit

Connect with decision-makers from both commercial and federal radioactive waste sectors in one platform, gain first-hand insights on the latest industry updates, projects, and policies, and engage in collaborative discussions on topics ranging from safety…

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Moises Hernandez

Lead Pharmacologist, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Plans & Operations Division (AFMRA/SGX)

Dr. Hernandez is a lead pharmacologist/scientist within AFMRA/SGX, where he is developing an algorithm to integrate the information on countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats and their risk components while providing rapid response for 75 Air Force installations worldwide. He has over 22 years of experience working in government, academic, and biotech industries, with a solid background in infectious disease and new technologies to develop biologic and diagnostic systems.

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