& Security Digest

15 AUGUST 2023

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


DOE Releases Final Environmental Assessment for Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the final environmental assessment and proposed finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the design, construction, and operation of the Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment (MCRE) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). DOE invites the public to review the final environmental assessment and comment on the proposed FONSI for this…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Unclassified Datasets Related to Former Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs

In support of a government agency researching counterproliferation and WMD mitigation capabilities, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked if there were any unclassified datasets related to former WMD programs. To ensure their research was as complete as possible, the tasking agency requested accessible datasets that could easily integrate into their internal database. HDIAC found 64 various WMD-related programs, procurement attempts,…

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Printing Destruction: AM, WMD, and the Emerging Challenges to Security

This webinar will contain CUI and is restricted to U.S. government and contractors. Registrants may be asked to provide verification of their status. A link will be provided for verified users on the day of the webinar. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers significant advantages over more traditional types of manufacturing technologies, including a smaller facility footprint,…



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…

Voice From the Community

Scott Armistead

HDIAC Senior Staff Engineer

Scott Armistead is a senior staff engineer for SURVICE Engineering, with nearly 35 years working in munitions research, development, operational, and live-fire test and evaluation. He previously served as the Senior Test Manager and Program Engineer for the Joint Munitions T&E Program Office. His experience includes infrared, visible, ultraviolet, millimeterwave, seismic, magnetic, and acoustic
sensors and weapons technologies; kinetic and directed energy weapon systems effectiveness; countermeasures/countercountermeasures development; signature management; and platform survivability.

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