Homeland Defense & Security Digest

21 DECEMBER 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Firearms Training Software/Hardware for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Employees

Providing U.S. government training staff with powerful tools to efficiently analyze interpretable data and synthesize training solutions could be a bonus for firearm training programs across the nation. The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center investigated what research, hardware, and software are available to address technology gaps found in modern firearms training programs and augment the skillset of trainer and trainee. 1.0 TI Request […]

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Deanna Milonas

HDIAC Research Inquiry Analyst

Deanna Milonas is a research analyst for the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC). As a research analyst, Deanna is currently supporting a specialized task order (STO) analyzing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DoD operations. Prior to
working for HDIAC, she worked as an analytical chemist performing chemical analysis on samples using LC-MS, GC-MS, and ICP-OES. While working on her master’s degree, she worked as a biomedical engineering researcher focusing on the synthesis and characterization of polymeric magnetic microand nanoparticles and their therapeutic applications for drug delivery. Deanna holds a B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in biomedical engineering.

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Featured News

Pentagon Tackling Nuclear Modernization With Proactive, Integrated Approach

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is instituting a forward-leaning, whole-of-department approach in accomplishing its top priority of maintaining the world’s foremost nuclear deterrence capability, a top Pentagon official said today. Deborah G. Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary of Defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs and Executive Secretary of the Nuclear Weapons Council, said her top priority is ensuring the entire DoD is aligned and […]

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