Homeland Defense & Security Digest

17 AUGUST 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Respiratory Protection for Military and Law Enforcement Professionals

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)  received a technical inquiry requesting information on the standard use and regulations of respirator-based, personal protective equipment for law enforcement and military – specifically, if there is a standard between tight-fitting or loose-fitting respiratory protection. HDIAC staff started collecting information from federal regulations available online published by multiple government regulatory agencies. More specific information will be […]

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Daniel Fleming

Research Inquiry Analyst, HDIAC

As a research inquiry analyst, I conduct research in HDIAC’s eight technical focus areas and generate reports for the DoD community. I have a military and pharmaceutical background, where I served as a Combat Engineer for the Marine Corps and Lead Analytical Technician for
a pharmaceutical company, respectively. As a Marine, I used my engineering skillset domestically to construct and execute bridging operations. Internationally, I trained on foreign weapons systems, provided humanitarian relief assistance, and increased force readiness for our NATO allies. As a pharmaceutical technician, I had to follow strict guidelines, perform and develop established methods and programs, and ensure integrity of drug sample and test conditions.

Featured News

Long-Range Discrimination Radar Reshapes Adversaries’ Calculus for Attacks Against U.S. Homeland

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Northern Command, and the Space Force marked the completion of construction on the long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) site at Clear Space Force Station, Alaska, during a ceremony on Monday. The multimission LRDR is designed, for now, to better track incoming ballistic missiles. It combines the capabilities of lower frequency radars, which can track multiple objects in space at long range […]

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Recent News

Machine Learning Refines Earthquake Detection Capabilities

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 10, 2021—Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are applying machine-learning algorithms to help interpret massive amounts of ground deformation data collected with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) satellites; the new algorithms…

Extinguishing the Risk of Forever Chemicals: State of the Science to Protect First Responders

Forever Chemicals, aptly named because they are resistant to breaking down, are artificially produced chemicals used to enhance everyday products like stain-resistant clothing and furniture, cosmetics, and food packaging material. Scientists refer to them as…

U.S. Department of the Navy and California’s Energy Commission Partner on Energy & Water Initiatives

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 1 that will help the Navy, Marine Corps, and the state…

Chemical Company Keeps Combat Units in South Korea Ready to Fight

CAMP HOVEY, South Korea — Soldiers from the Fort Stewart-based 92nd Chemical Company are helping to keep a rotational Army unit ready to fight and win on the Korean Peninsula. The company is deployed to support the…

USDA to Make up to $800 Million Available to Provide Economic Relief to Biofuel Producers and Restore Renewable Fuel Markets Hit by the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 7, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. Today’s announcement includes $700…

NNSA Awards $13 Million to Promote U.S. Production of Critical Medical Isotope

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) issued a cooperative agreement worth $13 million to a Michigan company to support the commercial production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a critical isotope used in…

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