& Security Digest

13 JUNE 2023

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


Engineering Solutions Through Advanced Materials

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is conducting innovative research on advanced materials and manufacturing technologies that will play a vital role in both civilian and military applications. Researchers in ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) are focusing on key areas such as civil and military engineering, blast and weapons effects on…


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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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Wearable Biochemical Monitoring? Very Recent Breakthroughs Will Make Performance and Health Monitoring a Near-Term Reality

The U.S. Department of Defense has invested heavily in concepts to continuously monitor performance and health status.  While these investments have struggled to reach deployment, the fundamental research barriers are now better. Learning from past failures, the development path is clearer and involves adapting animal-proven biosensors onto commercially deployed, wearable, continuous glucose meters.  New investments…



Joint Air Survivability Summit 2024

The 2024 Joint Air Survivability Summit will highlight key threats posed to aerial platforms from adversaries and the innovative technologies or strategies, which may be used to counter them. At this forum, senior-level speakers will…

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium is the first time both communities are connected to discuss safety and emerging technologies for our shared skies….

Public Health in a Migrant Crisis Tabletop Exercise

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON, COLLABORATIVE EVENT.   In 2022, there were over 100 million displaced persons globally, a number that only continues to grow. Because one region’s instability bleeds into its surrounding areas, it is all…

National Homeland Security Conference 2024

The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to contribute or learn about…

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…

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Justin Burger specializes in air-atomizing nozzles, automatic spray nozzles, spray analysis, research, microdeposition, and
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