& Security Information Analysis Digest

1 MARCH 2022

HDIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


Technology Vision for an Era of Competition

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD[R&E]) will spearhead a National Defense Science and Technology Strategy for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), informed by the 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS) and structured around three strategic pillars:  mission focus, foundation building, and succeeding through teamwork. This technology strategy will…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Lithium-Ion Battery Information Request

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide state-of-the-art information on lithium-ion (Li-ion) pouch cell performance for North American manufacturers. The inquirer’s primary interests were the current capabilities of various types of batteries while keeping future technologies in mind. Research was conducted on identifying domestic manufacturers and supply chains and their national and international capabilities. Three domestic companies were found—Enersys,…

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Nanotechnology in Combat Casualty Care: State of the Art and Emerging Trends

For over two decades, the government has invested heavily in nanotechnology research, and the broad applicability of advances in the field holds great promise to improve combat casualty care (CCC). Because of this broad scope, however, no single source exists that comprehensively assesses the current and potential applications of nanotechnology to military health service support,…



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…

Voice From the Community

Dr. Andrew Gros

Physical Scientist

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Dr. Grose is a physical scientist at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in Fort Belvoir, VA, and the contracting officer’s representative
for the Technical Reachback contract. This contract is comprised of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosive-trained contractors working 24/7/365 to perform hazard prediction modeling in support of U.S. Department of Defense, government, and state/
local/territorial/tribal customers. Andy is DTRA’s primary representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency-led Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) and leads DTRA’s effort as the IMAAC Technical Operations Hub. He is also DTRA’s primary point of contact to the Secret Service-led, Multi-Agency Coordination Center during National Special Security Events in the National Capital Region.

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