HOMELAND DEFENSE

& Security Information Analysis Digest

18 JANUARY 2021

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

FEATURED ARTICLE

2021 National Preparedness Report

The 2021 National Preparedness Report (2021 NPR) summarizes progress made, and challenges that remain, in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards, and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the nation. For this report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used the…

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Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

AI/ML Used in Biometric Identification Applications

Overview A member of the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requested information concerning U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) standards and/or methods for validating and implementing data derived from machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms used in biometric identification applications. Findings According to subject matter experts at the Defense Forensics & Biometrics Agency’s (DFBA’s) Standards Branch, standards for AI…

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FUTURE WEBINARS

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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Introduction to the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC)

The mission of the IMAAC is to provide a single point for the coordination and dissemination of federal dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products that represent the federal position during actual or potential incidents involving hazardous atmospheric releases.  

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UPCOMING EVENTS

DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition

The 2024 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place this year on April 23rd & 24th in Columbus, OH. This event is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in…

The AsMA 94th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is a professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. The 94th Annual AsMA will serve…

23rd Annual Bio IT World Conference & Expo

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo event showcases the technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. The event unites a community of life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical,…

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…

Fundamentals of Explosives Short Course

The Fundamentals of Explosives 3-day course examines the chemistry of explosives, the physics of detonation waves to include their initiation, and the issues involved in safe handling and characterizing these. Explosive output and coupling to…

The 34th Annual National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Mission of the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference is to provide a professional forum for individuals involved with the Radiological Emergency Preparedness programs to gather in the spirit of continuous self-improvement to share…

Voice From the Community

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Robert Wagner

US&R Training Instructor

Mr. Wagner’s primary area of interest and research is in emergency response to a domestic nuclear detonation, particularly in the context of urban search and rescue. He is currently examining both the 1986 Chernobyl accident and 2020 Beirut explosion, hoping to glean some
lessons learned. Robert is also in the planning stages of authoring a book on “Mighty Derringer,” a nuclear detonation exercise that occurred in Indianapolis in 1986. His future plans include refining a survivability profile for victims trapped in collapsed buildings after a nuclear detonation.

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