Homeland Defense & Security Digest

1 MARCH 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Wearable Sensors for Human Emotion and Sentiments

As there are few U.S.-based biometric sensor platforms capable of real-time emotion detection, HDIAC expanded this inquiry to include a limited number of systems developed internationally. Relevant information, including primary point of contact, email, phone number, and a brief description of the solution, is provided.

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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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Featured News

FDA Approves New Drug Application for the DoD’s Advanced Anticonvulsant System Program

FORT DETRICK, Md. – August 23, 2022 – The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense’s (JPEO-CBRND’s) Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical (JPM CBRN Medical) received notice of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Rafa Laboratories, Ltd.’s (Rafa) midazolam injection autoinjector New Drug Application (NDA). The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) developed the product […]

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Recent News

U.S. Army Expands Medical Interoperability With Polish Allies

With a final swing of the hammer, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray affixed the U.S. Army Europe and Africa crest onto the wooden patch board at the Polish Military Medicine Training Center in Łódź,…

Sandia Test Delivers Electricity to the Grid

For the first time, Sandia researchers delivered electricity produced by a new power-generating system to the Sandia-Kirtland Air Force Base electrical grid. The system, which uses heated supercritical carbon dioxide instead of steam, is based…

GBT Technologies Nears Patent Grant for Real-Time 3-D Biometric Security for Devices

GBT Technologies is nearing a patent on three-dimensional (3-D) biometric computer vision technology for securing electronics and mobile devices. It has developed a technology that uses machine learning and 3-D modeling to match complete or…

Security Guidance for First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices

Public safety officials utilizing public safety broadband networks will have access to devices, such as mobile devices, tablets, and wearables. These devices offer new ways for first responders to complete their missions but may also…

Decades in the Making – New Catalyst Could Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells Affordable

Several alloys which use platinum have been promising in fuel cell research. However, the scarcity of platinum makes it an ineffective resource for large-scale fuel cell development. Scientists have recently released research that shows how…

Grand Challenges to Close the Gaps in Offshore Wind Energy Research

The Biden Administration has targeted deploying 30 gigawatts of wind energy from off the nation’s coasts by 2030. Achieving this goal would mean supplying low-cost power to more than 10 million homes each year, while also avoiding…

Upcoming Events

CBRNe Convergence 2022

Set in downtown Boston, a short walk from historic Fenway Park, the 15th Annual CBRNe Convergence will feature over 70 stands from all CBRNE elements, 40 speakers from federal, state, local, and international agencies, and…

Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo, presented by Commercial UAV News, focuses on the integration and operation of commercial UAS in select vertical markets. After two years apart, more than 130 exhibitors and 1,955 drone professionals reconvened in…

Drone Assessment and Response Tactics (DART) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Development (UASPD) Training Courses

OVERVIEW HDIAC is proud to host these VIRTUAL classes at the Drone Assessment and Response Tactics (DART) & Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Development (UASPD) two-day training course. There is no cost for registering for this…

Military Health System Research Symposium

The meeting is TENTATIVELY scheduled for 12-15 September 2022 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL. An email will be sent to all website registrants as additional information becomes available.

Law Enforcement Homeland Security Forum & Tech Expo

This classified forum will feature keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussions, and case studies on topics germane to federal law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and broader national security communities. The forum agenda will feature the following…