& Security Information Analysis Digest

21 March 2023

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


DoD Officials Testify About Homeland Defense Before House Panel

When Army Gen. Henry Knox became the nation’s first secretary of war in 1789, the primary mission of the War Department was simple:  Defend the United States of America. That is still the priority mission for Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III today, but the complexity has obviously increased, and the threats have multiplied….


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Respiratory Protection for Military and Law Enforcement Professionals

1.0 TI Response Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center staff searched open sources and reached out to various contacts at federal regulatory establishments for any information regarding the standards in respiratory protection for law enforcement and military personnel. Depending on the jurisdiction of the agency, the following regulations were found: • 29 CFR part 1910.134 [1], “Respiratory Protection,” released by the Occupational Safety and…

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Vulnerabilities to Food Security: Impacts on Military Readiness and National Security

The Food and Agriculture (FA) sector is designated as one of the 16 critical infrastructures that contribute to our economic stability and security.  Vulnerabilities to the FA sector pose a threat to food security, national security, and military readiness.  In this webinar, we review the findings of a state-of-the-art report in progress by HDIAC, which…



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

William Eberle

Tennessee Tech University

William Eberle is a professor at Tennessee Tech University, with over 19 years of industry experience, most notably 10 years developing artifical intelligence/machinelearning models for anomaly detection in the telecommunications industry and 7
years working on defense-related projects, including flight simulators and missile defense systems. He has been working for the last 15 years in anomaly detection, developing new techniques for analyzing graph-based representations of data in domains such as terrorist networks, cargo shipments, network traffic, and telecommunications activities.

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