Homeland Defense & Security Digest

2 JUNE 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Decontamination or Contamination Mitigation Using Zirconium Hydroxide

On May 17, 2021, the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry through the HDIAC website, www.hdiac.org, which asked for information on decontamination or contamination mitigation using zirconium hydroxide. The inquirer was interested in learning about any programs, projects, or organizations which use zirconium hydroxide for decontamination and contamination mitigation. She wanted to know its efficacy against all possible chemical, […]

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Paul Jaffe, PhD

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Featured Articles

New Thinking to Turn Infrastructure Dollars Into Resilience

The current federal push for a historic investment in the nation’s infrastructure comes at a time when America’s roads, bridges, and other public resources and services appear to be suffering from a chronic resilience deficit….

III MEF: Transforming How We Fuel the Fight

CAMP HANSEN, Japan  –   Bulk fuel Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted training on revolutionary new equipment during the two-day procurement training of the Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability (EMFAC) from June 13 through June…

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center Helps DoD Ensure Carbon Supply

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — A new qualifying standard for military-grade carbon used in gas masks and protective filters has been developed by a partnership of experts in chemical and biological protection, eliminating U.S. reliance…

OSAC and the Registry: In Full Bloom

It’s May, and spring is in full bloom! Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and new life can be seen all around us. Just as seeds grow into green shoots, then into blooming…

Lighting the Path to Net Zero: NREL’s Strategy Drives Deep Transportation Decarbonization

The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 28% of total carbon emissions. Turning that metric to zero stands as a critical task in the…

small spherical structures in the center of the image are SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. The string-like protrusions extending from the cells are cell projections or pseudopodium.

NIH Researchers Identify Potential New Antiviral Drug for COVID-19: Compound targets essential viral enzyme and prevents replication in cells

The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, suggests a study of cell cultures by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. TEMPOL can limit SARS-CoV-2 infection by impairing the…

Energy, Water Resilience on Installations Critical to Operational Security

The Defense Department’s evaluation of new heat pump technology at a National Guard installation proved the technology viable and meant the department now has another tool to enhance energy security, said the deputy assistant secretary…

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Dam Safety 2021

ASDSO is excited to move forward with plans for Dam Safety 2021 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, the week of September 12-15. Dam Safety 2021 will return to an in-person format in Nashville…

Surgery and Anesthesia World Forum

Global surgery market is anticipated to expand at a massive growth with an increase in the number of surgical procedures in aging population, cases of road accidents, increased healthcare expenditure, technological advancements, patient affordability, and…

TechNet Augusta 2021

Please mark your calendars for August 16-19, 2021, when TechNet Augusta is scheduled to return to the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Augusta, Georgia. Visit www.afcea.org/events for the full list of AFCEA events….

Deterrence Summit

13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit! The Summit brings together U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives involved in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss the management of the…

Disaster Management Summit – Empowering the Emergency Management Community

In the face of a changing climate and the increased frequency and power of extreme weather events, the need to effectively manage natural disasters has grown more and more evident. There is a persistent need…

Special Operations Medical Association

Mark Your Calendar – SOMA 2021 June 28 – July 2, 2021 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, North Carolina. SOMA is the only medical association in the world that brings together the unique blend of prehospital,…

55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium

The American Rock Mechanics Association invites you to its 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. The 2021 program will focus on technical advances and innovative applied research in rock mechanics and geomechanics. Due to the uncertainties…