& Security Information Analysis Digest

17 OCTOBER 2023

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


DoD Announces Release of 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released the unclassified version of its 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD). The 2023 DoD CWMD Strategy seeks to account for current and emerging WMD challenges and threats and provide tailored methods to address them. The Department will account for WMD threats holistically to prevent, mitigate,…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Microreactor Technology

Microreactor technology has the potential to provide benefits to the military in both domestic and overseas operations. In response to a technical inquiry received by the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center, several microreactor programs were explored. This includes three government programs:  (1) Project Pele, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense,  (2) the Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation Project, and (3) Modeling-Enhanced…

Learn More


CSIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring a DoD research and engineering topic within our technical focus areas.



Radiation Biodosimetry: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

In the case of radiological/nuclear (R/N) mass casualty incidents, several thousands of humans may be exposed to ionizing radiation. Timely assessment of radiation dose is critical for making an appropriate “lifesaving” clinical decision for those with acute high-radiation dose exposures. The dicentric chromosome assay is considered the “gold standard” for biodosimetry, but its laborious and…



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…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…

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…

The 18th Annual RadWaste Summit

Connect with decision-makers from both commercial and federal radioactive waste sectors in one platform, gain first-hand insights on the latest industry updates, projects, and policies, and engage in collaborative discussions on topics ranging from safety…

Voice From the Community

Boreman Glenn
From Lab to the Literal Field:

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Physics & Optical Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte

Glenn Boreman is a professor and Chair of the Department of Physics & Optical Science at UNC at Charlotte, where his research interests include infrared (IR) and electro-optical systems, IR antennas, and image-quality assessments. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Central Florida and has supervised 27 Ph.D. students to completion. Prof. Boreman is a Fellow of SPIE, OSA, IEEE, and the Military Sensing Symposium.

Want to be featured in our Digest?

Submit your "Voice From the Community"