& Security Information Analysis Digest

2 May 2023

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


Protective Overcoats Could Improve Vehicle Decontamination

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) is exploring the use of protective overcoats on military vehicles to reduce hazards to the Warfighter and reduce the resources needed to decontaminate the vehicles. The aim of the project is to reduce the amount of time it…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Multilayered Packaging of Hazardous Materials

1. Inquiry The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry (TI) asking what technical studies, research, and published work exists concerning the use of containers for the transport and storage of hazardous materials (chemical, biological, radiological [CBR]). The inquirer stated that in the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) community, there are plenty of standard operating procedures (SOPs) about using…

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Extended Reality Training Development at the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center

The newly opened Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center (ORETTC) leverages 80+ years of Y-12 expertise to train first responders in high-consequence radiological and nuclear material response scenarios. The center leverages cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, virtual production, and haptic feedback devices, to provide immersive experiential scenarios to trainees. The webinar will…



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

Dr. Ted Krauthammer

Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security (CIPPS)

Dr. Krauthammer is a civil engineering professor at the University of Florida and director of its Center for infrastructure Protection and Physical Security. His main research areas include structural behavior under severe dynamic loads and survivability and fragility aspects of facilities subjected to blast, shock impact, and severe vibrations. He has specialized in the nonlinear behavior of structures under impulsive loads and developed numerical simulations and testing techniques for enhancing structural performance, physical security, and safety of buildings, facilities, and systems.

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