& Security Information Analysis Digest

11 APRIL 2023

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


DoD Releases Biomanufacturing Strategy

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its Biomanufacturing Strategy, a document that will guide research efforts, industry partnerships, and relationships with allies in a rapidly developing technology field with significant implications for national security and economic competitiveness. “The National Defense Strategy directs us to seed opportunities in biotechnology as part of our broader responsibility…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

The Efficacy of Expedient Mask Material and the Effect of Particle Size on Lung Deposition

1. Inquiry HDIAC received the following technical inquiry (TI) regarding research on expedient (improvised) masks and deposition of particles in the lungs: This may be more of a bibliographic search than a technical inquiry — I am interested in what the biodefense community has known about the efficacy of expedient masks to protect against infection by aerosolized agents. Until very recently, the Public Health community…

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Materials Science That Breaks the Efficiency, Lightweight, Reliability Trade: Efficient Multijunction Solar Cells on Flexible Substrates

The defense and consumer industries have long sought ways to turn solar energy into electrical power with a compelling union of lightweight, high-efficiency, power density and acceptable cost. The priority of ultrahigh efficiency is more critical when the form factor – of an airframe, unmanned aerial vehicle, mobile device, or fabric – is dictated by…



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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Dr. Ron Edmond

Crisis Communications Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Dr. Ron Edmond serves as the crisis communications SME for Summit Exercises
and Training. He works with a unique cadre experienced in the CBRNE arena, creating customized learning and training opportunities centered on crisis and risk communication expertise. He delivers in person, virtual, and hybrid training courses using traditional (i.e., lectures, advanced organizers) and industry best practices (i.e., use of social media platforms) as instructional methodologies to build resiliency, mitigate risk, and respond to significant events before, during, and after crises using risk and crisis communication techniques.

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