Homeland Defense & Security Digest

13 JUNE 2023

Featured Technical Inquiry

Memory Effect Mitigation of an Incinerator’s Pollution Abatement System

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide information on the removal of the “memory effect” from an incinerator’s pollution abatement system after it becomes contaminated with dioxins and furans. The overarching objective is to eliminate dioxin and furan emissions. However, a realistic goal will be centered on finding the most cost-effective capabilities for maintaining sub-threshold dioxin and furan emission […]

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Justin Burger

Regional Spray Specialist, Spraying Systems Co.

Justin Burger specializes in air-atomizing nozzles, automatic spray nozzles, spray analysis, research, microdeposition, and
precision spray control for Spraying Systems Co. He tackles applications from bio/pharma, energy, chemical, nanotechnology, food, steel, aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, and agriculture. Founded in 1937, his company has a deep technical knowledge of spray technology, which is ubiquitous in nearly every vertical market. Spray technology specialists are strategically located throughout the world, with manufacturing facilities on six continents.

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Featured News

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Simulating the Fourth State of Matter to Harness Fusion

As you gaze into the night sky, stars look like tiny, glowing pinpricks shining through the dark. But inside those stars, reactions occur that produce staggering amounts of energy. All stars – including our sun – produce energy through a powerful reaction called fusion. Here on Earth, scientists supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) are working to harness this reaction for energy production. If […]

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Recent News

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Techs Pioneer Innovative Method to Clear Stuck Artillery Round

FORT SILL, Okla. – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians demonstrated flexibility, ingenuity, and resourcefulness during a recent response to a lodged round in an M109A6 Paladin howitzer on Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Army EOD…

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DoD-Supported, Lifesaving Autoinjector to Combat Ultra-Potent Opioid Exposure Available Through DLA

FORT DETRICK, MD – Long approved for pain control in civilian and military medicine, synthetic opioids are substances that are created in a laboratory and act on the same targets in the brain as natural…

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NRL Participates in International Campaign Investigating Polar Low Phenomena

WASHINGTON – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research meteorologist James Doyle, Ph.D., joins an international team of scientists to investigate meteorological processes associated with Arctic cold air outbreaks. From late February through early April, the…

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Sandia Collaboration Produces Improved Microneedle Technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Microneedles measure only two to three times the diameter of human hair and about a millimeter long. But their impact is significant, from helping U.S. service members in the field diagnose infections…

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Argonne’s New Dual-Armed Telerobotic System for Hazardous Waste Cleanup Successfully Demonstrated; Has Potential for Other Applications

Because they can go where humans can’t, robots are especially suited for safely working with hazardous nuclear waste. But first, those robots need to become like the humans they are replacing, with arms and fingers…

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo's Preventative Medicine and Veterinary teams meet with Honduran mayors

DHS Releases First-Ever Indigenous Languages Plan to Strengthen Language Access

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of its first-ever Indigenous Languages Plan, furthering the Department’s commitment to language access in our service to millions of people every day. The…

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NRC Endorses New Guidance for Advanced Reactor Licensing

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued new guidance documents to facilitate the licensing process for non-light water reactor designs. The guidance is expected to significantly reduce the regulatory uncertainty for new reactor concepts that…

Upcoming Events

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DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition

The 2024 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place this year on April 23rd & 24th in Columbus, OH. This event is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in…

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The AsMA 94th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is a professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. The 94th Annual AsMA will serve…

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23rd Annual Bio IT World Conference & Expo

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo event showcases the technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. The event unites a community of life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical,…

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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Fundamentals of Explosives Short Course

The Fundamentals of Explosives 3-day course examines the chemistry of explosives, the physics of detonation waves to include their initiation, and the issues involved in safe handling and characterizing these. Explosive output and coupling to…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Radiation Testing, Gas Testing, Chemical Testing, Exercise, Hill Air Force Base, Ready Eagle, Medical Readiness Training

The 34th Annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Mission of the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference is to provide a professional forum for individuals involved with the Radiological Emergency Preparedness programs to gather in the spirit of continuous self-improvement to share…