Homeland Defense & Security Digest

17 AUGUST 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

An Airman from the 38th Rescue Squadron ensures the connection between the air tank and the air hose is snug, Jan. 20, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must secure their equipment before entering the pool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Daniel Snider/released)

Emerging Oxygen Generation Technology

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) requested assistance to determine the existence of noteworthy technology or research capable of producing breathable oxygen at the rate of 1-4 liters per minute. HDIAC analyzed the latest technology trends and recent research progress in oxygen production and identified promising equipment meeting military standards as well as regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and […]

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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

Army Study Evaluates Use of Dogs in COVID-19 Detection

Scientists at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center are partnering with the University of Pennsylvania and various canine training facilities to continue research on how canines can aid in the fight against COVID-19 and other chemical biological threats. Energy storage plays a pivotal role in enabling power grids to function with more flexibility and resilience. In this report, we provide data […]

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Recent News

Smaller, Faster Prototype Detects Chemicals in Fingerprints

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — Researchers at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) have helped improve technology that could give our Soldiers a forensic advantage by detecting minuscule traces…

New Web Portal Connects NNSA Nonproliferation Efforts to U.S. Nuclear Technology Exporters

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the rollout of U.S. Nuclear Nexus (http://www.anl.gov/nuclear-nexus), a tool designed to foster timely connections between NNSA and the U.S. nuclear industry on…

First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Course Now Available

WASHINGTON – The First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) training program is now available to organizations and individuals seeking education on handling a life-threatening bleeding emergency. FAST is a STOP THE BLEED® course funded with…

Safely Handling Drones…S&T Has an App for That!

Keeping Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel safe on the job is a crucial part of the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) mission. Nearly every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents come across…

Stress Control for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders – A Systematic Review

Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and other first responders must prepare for and respond to life-threatening crises on a daily basis. This lifestyle places stress on personnel, and particularly so on military personnel who may…

Battery Storage in the United States: An Update on Market Trends

Electric power markets in the United States are undergoing significant structural change that we believe, based on planning data we collect, will result in the installation of the ability of large-scale battery storage to contribute…

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Upcoming Events

International Conference on Biometric Engineering and Applications (ICBEA044 2021: 15)

The ICBEA aims to bring together the top researchers, scientists, and academics in the field of biometric engineering and applications for two days of virtual discussion and innovation. For consideration, abstracts are due August 17.

Enabling Technologies for Digital Twin Applications for Advanced Reactors and Plant Modernization

This workshop will provide a forum for the nuclear industry and digital twin stakeholders to discuss the application of digital twins and digital twin enabling technologies, such as advanced sensors and instrumentation, data analytics, machine…

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience

The nation’s critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society. Proactive and coordinated efforts are necessary to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure – including assets, networks, and systems –…

2021 AUSA Annual Meeting

THE ARMY’S MOST POWERFUL EVENT COVERS EVERYTHING YOU NEED – ALL IN ONE PLACE. The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North…

Dam Safety 2021

ASDSO is excited to move forward with plans for Dam Safety 2021 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, the week of September 12-15. Dam Safety 2021 will return to an in-person format in Nashville…

Surgery and Anesthesia World Forum

Global surgery market is anticipated to expand at a massive growth with an increase in the number of surgical procedures in aging population, cases of road accidents, increased healthcare expenditure, technological advancements, patient affordability, and…

NCT USA 2021

NCT USA will welcome the highest decision makers from the national CBRNe, C-IED, EOD community, again providing a networking and knowledge exchange platform for local and federal first responders, as well as industry leaders in…