& Security Information Analysis Digest

16 JANURARY 2024

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


Improving the Financial Resilience of Public Entities and Individuals for Natural Disasters

Individuals and state and local governments (public entities) incur losses associated with natural disasters. For individuals, there are costs associated with evacuating, possible periods of unemployment, and costs associated with physical damage caused by the event, much of which is uninsured loss. Similarly, public entities incur damage to public buildings and public utilities and tax…


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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Sections 301-303

EPCRA Sections 301-303 focus on chemical emergency preparedness and sections involve state and tribal emergency response commissions and local and tribal emergency planning committees. Emergency plans created under these sections are generally intended to be accessible to the public, with some exceptions for sensitive or classified information. The act’s primary goal is to inform the public about hazardous chemicals in their communities and ensure that…

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The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques

Given the current global shift toward symmetrical warfare, major powers and nonstate proxies are developing radical leveling and emerging technology for use as “deterrence leveraging” in nonkinetic and kinetic engagements. Although regnant treaties and conventions are postured to govern chemical and biological weapons, novel advances in genetics, synthetic biology, and neuroscience can enable side-stepping such…



Digital Engineering for Defense Summit

The Digital Engineering for Defense Summit will bring together leaders from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military services, industry, academia, and other relevant stakeholders to support the integration of digital engineering tools and…

American Nuclear Society Annual Conference 2024

The 2024 American Nuclear Society Annual Conference is an event focused on highlighting and progressing nuclear sciences and technologies for their contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. During the conference, key talking…

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…

Law Enforcement-Homeland Security Forum & Technology Exposition 2024

The 2024 Law Enforcement-Homeland Security Forum & Technology Exposition is a classified forum that will feature keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussions, and case studies on topics germane to federal law enforcement, homeland security, the intelligence…

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…

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…

Voice From the Community

Dr. Robert Hayes
Dr. Robert Hayes

Associate Professor, North Carolina (NC) State University

Dr. Hayes is an associate professor of nuclear engineering at NC State University, where he focuses on novel shielding technology, radiological air monitoring and retrospective dosimetry for nuclear safety, nonproliferation, emergency response, and radiation protection applications. He is a licensed professional engineer in nuclear engineering, certified health physicist through the American Board of Health Physics, and a fellow of the American Physical and Health Physics Societies. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Nuclear Security for the administrator of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

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