HOMELAND DEFENSE

& Security Information Analysis Digest

19 MARCH 2024

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

FEATURED ARTICLE

3D Rendering of Fermilab's electron beam accelerator prototype.

Researchers at Fermilab Develop Electron Beam Accelerator to Sterilize Medical Equipment

During the manufacturing process, many medical devices or equipment for use on humans must be sterilized according to recognized standards. This includes gowns, surgical drapes, syringes, and implantable medical devices. In fact, the United States has a huge medical device sterilization industry, regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The industry is expected to…

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Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Nefarious Uses of Biological/Biochemical Additive Manufacturing (AM)

This technical inquiry is related to the HDIAC webinar “Printing Destruction: AM, WMD, and the Emerging Challenges to Security” presented by Gregory Nichols and in support of the presentation “Illicit Weapons Production:  Assessing Gaps in Additive Manufacturing Security” at the 2023 International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing.  The research and publications supplied to the inquirer could be summarized with potential nefarious utilizations of AM on weapons…

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FUTURE WEBINARS

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UPCOMING WEBINAR

A Technical Review on Common Myths About Nuclear Energy

This webinar will examine the various antinuclear claims that appeal to extreme radiological risk. The presentation will start with a review of radiation risk and ALARA. The social myths will include false narratives associated with Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and Chernobyl, along with the potential for terrorist threats and nuclear waste. Also included will be…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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Noah Winters

Research Scientist

Dr. Noah Winters is a computational biologist at Battelle, where he uses a combination of comparative genomics, population genetics, and bioinformatics to investigate an extensive array of interdisciplinary research projects. These projects include, but are not limited to, developing models of viral evolution for the creation of vaccines, microbial pathogen detection from mixed environmental samples, and the evolution of insecticide resistance in arthropods.

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