Homeland Defense & Security Digest

18 JANUARY 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Energy and Sustainability Curricula in Military Schools and Universities

1. Inquiry The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry (TI) from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and the Environment (DASA[IE&E]) asking where energy management, water management, climate change, sustainable construction, waste management, and other energy and sustainability (E&S)-relevant topics fit into military educational institutions’ existing programs (whether a full degree or […]

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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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Featured News

National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan

This National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan for Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security (Strategy) brings together a single coordinated effort to orchestrate the full range of activity that is carried out across the U.S. government to protect the American people and its global interests from biological threats, regardless of origin. With National Security Memorandum-15 (NSM-15), this Strategy explains how […]

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Recent News

DOE Announces $39 Million for Technology to Grow the Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chain and Strengthen National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On October 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $39 million in funding for 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of…

ERDC Uses Digital Twin Technology to Recreate Damaged Air Force Base

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has partnered with Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida to complete a multibillion-dollar reconstruction project. With the help of the Research and Development…

Engineers Build a Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Scientists estimate that more than 95% of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen less of the planet’s ocean than we have the far side of the moon or the surface…

NREL, Mines Researchers Show Advances in Development of III-V Solar Cells for Use on Earth

New research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could help bring highly efficient solar cells down to Earth. Two recently published papers spell out advances in the field of photovoltaics made from III-V materials—so…

Researchers Detect Monkeypox Virus in Testes of Nonhuman Primate Survivors

For the first time, scientists have detected the monkeypox virus in the testes of macaques during the acute phase of infection, according to research published online today in the journal Nature Microbiology. In addition, the…

Future Army Medics Will Lean Hard on New Tech to Help Mass Casualties

In the future fight, medics on the ground will need advanced equipment to help manage mass casualties that could arise from a strike from an adversary. The Army is answering this challenge by developing solutions…

Upcoming Events

Cleantech Forum North America

Cleantech Forum North America will be back in Palm Springs, CA, at the same venue as 2022, on January 23-25, 2023. The theme “From Commitments to Actions:  The Sprint to Net Zero Is On” will…

DARPA Forward: Texas A&M

Part of a series of events hosted by DARPA Forward, this session will cover a broad array of topics including field robotics, cyber operations, and joint battlespace. It will focus on biometrics and the biomedics…

HLTH 2022

Taking place on an open show floor, the four-day event will convene the entire healthcare ecosystem, connecting and developing relationships that move the needle. Speakers will feature some of the biggest names from the largest…

Counter UAS Technology

With the establishment of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), there is now a drive across the U.S. Armed Forces to have a comprehensive and centralized approach to…

Law Enforcement Homeland Security Forum & Tech Expo

This classified forum will feature keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussions, and case studies on topics germane to federal law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and broader national security communities. The forum agenda will feature the following…