& Security Information Analysis Digest

12 APRIL 2022

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


Climate Investments Tied to Mission Objectives, DoD Official Says

“Climate change is reshaping the geostrategic operational and tactical environment, with significant implications for U.S. national security and defense,” said Joe Bryan, a Department of Defense official. Bryan, DoD Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Climate Advisor to the Defense Secretary; Melissa Dalton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs; and Richard Kidd,…


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Long-Lasting Antimicrobial and Antiviral Surface Coatings

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to determine if commercial or government off-the-shelf, long-lasting antiviral surface coatings exist.  DSIAC researchers compiled relevant information as of April 2020 and reached out to subject matter experts from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories working on related efforts.  Multiple commercial and government antimicrobial or antiviral surface coatings and DoD-funded research projects with the potential…

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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

Rodney Coldren
Dr. Rodney Coldren

Physician, Board Certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health

Rodney Coldren is a physician board certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Some of his key assignments have been as the Chief of Disease Epidemiology at the U.S. Army Public Health Center and the Public Health Emergency Officer for Army Europe/Africa. In the Army Medical Corps, he served in the United States, Korea, Kenya, Thailand, Iraq, and Germany and retired as a Colonel in June 2021. He has worked in emerging infectious disease surveillance and response as well as infectious disease epidemiology. Dr. Coldren is also an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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