HOMELAND DEFENSE

& Security Information Analysis Digest

17 AUGUST 2021

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

FEATURED ARTICLE

A picture of a nuclear testing facility, with a domed structure to the left and a building in the foreground.

Novel Hyper-Breeder Nuclear Reactor Concept

This webinar will describe a novel hyper-breeder reactor requiring only natural uranium fuel and a breeding ratio of 1.55, which allows the reactor to be started up with some of the depleted uranium fuel. This not only allows operation without uranium enrichment but quickly degrades all plutonium to reactor grade, making it largely attractive from…

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Muhammad Mazhar Ullah Rathore

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Dhirendra Shukla

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Mark O’Brien

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Jacob S. Larson, Ph.D.

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Department of Defense Aircraft deploying flares

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 examine and detail the role of different approaches to enhancing airframe and crew survivability, including threat avoidance, test &…

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Digital outline of a propelled rocket or missile.

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 technologies to modernize the engineering practice of defense systems and support a digital transformation across the DoD. Key discussion points…

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image of a drone on an airstrip.

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 FAA 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. This event serves as a stride in advancing the FAA’s safety mission, integrating new entrants into our nation’s airspace, and fostering connections. Key…

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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 points will include: Various discussions on nuclear fuels High-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) and nonproliferation Energy recycling The physics behind advanced…

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Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and other reserve component service members. To be successful, they must balance a civilian career with military training and responsibilities. They…

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Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

A picture of a nuclear testing facility, with a domed structure to the left and a building in the foreground.

Novel Hyper-Breeder Nuclear Reactor Concept

This webinar will describe a novel hyper-breeder reactor requiring only natural uranium fuel and a breeding ratio of 1.55, which allows the reactor to be started up with some of the depleted uranium fuel. This not only allows operation without uranium enrichment but quickly degrades all plutonium to reactor grade, making it largely attractive from a nonproliferation perspective. The presentation will walk through the reactor…

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Muhammad Mazhar Ullah Rathore

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Dhirendra Shukla

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Mark O’Brien

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Jacob S. Larson, Ph.D.

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Department of Defense Aircraft deploying flares

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 examine and detail the role of different approaches to enhancing airframe and crew survivability, including threat avoidance, test & evaluation, defensive aids, physical protection, and damage mitigation. Discussions will…

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Digital outline of a propelled rocket or missile.

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 technologies to modernize the engineering practice of defense systems and support a digital transformation across the DoD. Key discussion points include: Driving digital innovation at the Air Force Materiel Command…

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image of a drone on an airstrip.

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 FAA 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. This event serves as a stride in advancing the FAA’s safety mission, integrating new entrants into our nation’s airspace, and fostering connections. Key topics for this symposium include: Drone and AAM integration Enabling…

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An image of a circuit schematic (top left) in the outline of a human brain, and nuclear power plant stacks (bottom left)

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 points will include: Various discussions on nuclear fuels High-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) and nonproliferation Energy recycling The physics behind advanced reactors Advanced reactor safety Verification, validation, and uncertainty quantifications from…

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Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and other reserve component service members. To be successful, they must balance a civilian career with military training and responsibilities. They may be called to serve in an overseas contingency operation…

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A picture of a nuclear testing facility, with a domed structure to the left and a building in the foreground.

Novel Hyper-Breeder Nuclear Reactor Concept

This webinar will describe a novel hyper-breeder reactor requiring only natural uranium fuel and a breeding ratio of 1.55, which allows the reactor to be started up with some of the depleted uranium fuel. This not only allows operation without uranium enrichment but quickly degrades all plutonium to reactor grade, making it largely attractive from…

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Muhammad Mazhar Ullah Rathore

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Dhirendra Shukla

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Mark O’Brien

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Jacob S. Larson, Ph.D.

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Department of Defense Aircraft deploying flares

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 examine and detail the role of different approaches to enhancing airframe and crew survivability, including threat avoidance, test &…

Read More...
Digital outline of a propelled rocket or missile.

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 technologies to modernize the engineering practice of defense systems and support a digital transformation across the DoD. Key discussion points…

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image of a drone on an airstrip.

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 FAA 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. This event serves as a stride in advancing the FAA’s safety mission, integrating new entrants into our nation’s airspace, and fostering connections. Key…

Read More...
An image of a circuit schematic (top left) in the outline of a human brain, and nuclear power plant stacks (bottom left)

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 points will include: Various discussions on nuclear fuels High-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) and nonproliferation Energy recycling The physics behind advanced…

Read More...

Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and other reserve component service members. To be successful, they must balance a civilian career with military training and responsibilities. They…

Read More...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Novel Hyper-Breeder Nuclear Reactor Concept

This webinar will describe a novel hyper-breeder reactor requiring only natural uranium fuel and a breeding ratio of 1.55, which allows the reactor to be started up with some of the depleted uranium fuel. This…

Muhammad Mazhar Ullah Rathore

Dhirendra Shukla

Mark O’Brien

Jacob S. Larson, Ph.D.

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…

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…

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 FAA 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. This event serves…

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…

Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and…

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