Homeland Defense & Security Digest

17 JANUARY 2023

Featured Technical Inquiry

Alternative Energy Solutions for Maritime Assets

In support of a U.S. government agency performing research in alternative energy solutions for maritime assets, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked about alternative energy solutions for U.S. Coast Guard vessels and their capabilities to transition to other sources (e.g., full electric battery or hybrid) to reduce fossil fuel reliance maritime. HDIAC utilized several platforms to discover what types of […]

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Joseph Cole

Senior Operations Manager, KeyLogic Associates

Joseph Cole is the Senior Operations Manager for KeyLogic. He retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Division- Criminal Investigation as a resident agent-in-charge, where he led the nation’s Environmental Taskforce. As a National Counterterrorism Evidence Response Team member, he was among the initial first responders after the 9/11 terrorist and 2001 Amerithrax attacks. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service, Navy, and Army, retiring from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.

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Featured News

New Database Arms DHS with Better Resources to Mitigate Explosive Threats

Every second counts when responders encounter an explosive device, and critical decisions must be made quickly in order to neutralize the threat while also ensuring the security of civilians, property, and the responders themselves. Knowledge is power, as they say, and the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will soon roll out a state-of-the-art database that will give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) subject matter experts […]

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Recent News

NIST Issues New Guidance for Emergency Response During Wildfires

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a pair of reports that provide guidance for strengthening wildfire preparedness across the United States, including specific actions that communities can take to save lives…

U.S. Army Participates in Multinational Live Agent CBRN Training Exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta, Canada – Highly trained troops are honing their skills during live agent chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training at Exercise Precise Response on Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta,…

Sandia Successfully Tests Heat-Powered System

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Capturing carbon dioxide and pumping it deep underground could be an important part of mitigating the effects of climate change. However, ensuring the carbon dioxide stays trapped away from the atmosphere, where…

Guiding Vaccine Development With Machine Learning

From tackling homework challenges to drafting emails, people are discovering a vast array of applications for natural language processing tools like generative artificial intelligence (AI) engines. Now, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)…

“SCOUT-ing” for Solutions: Naval Exercise Seeks to Improve Maritime Drug Interdiction

Gathered in a temporary maritime operations center in Arlington, Virginia, military, industry, and political leaders watched multiple satellite images flash onto large monitor screens. These images showed three types of drug-running vessels hundreds of miles…

Iowa Guard Tests Innovative Technology During Northern Strike

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The 294th Medical Company Area Support from the Iowa National Guard tested a groundbreaking technology by integrating drones in a training environment on August 7. Medical squads were able to experience a…

DoD Unveils Collaborative Biodefense Reforms in Posture Review

The DoD released the Biodefense Posture Review outlining reforms aimed to posture the department to fight and win in the face of future biothreats. “The Biodefense Posture Review was a whole of DOD effort,” said…

Upcoming Events

CBRNe Convergence 2023

2023 sees us back in the great state of Tennessee! 2019’s Nashville event was a crowd favorite, and this year will see us move from the home of country music to the home of radiation…

Southeast Energy Summit

Join the Southeast Energy Summit to explore how to create better low-income programming, establish a diverse energy workforce, and prepare a more resilient region. The Southeast Energy Summit brings over 250 energy industry professionals together…

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)

Join us in person in beautiful New Orleans for the third installment of Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems, MiNES, to focus on research in the fission reactor materials community.  The MiNES conference series grew out…