& Security Information Analysis Digest

22 MARCH 2022

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


FEMA Shelter-in-Place Guidance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides guidance on what to do when ordered to shelter in place from an incident. This includes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents (including hazardous material spills), active shooter events, and several natural events. The guidance also provides actions to take based on different types of common structures.


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Unclassified Datasets Related to Former Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs

In support of a government agency researching counterproliferation and WMD mitigation capabilities, the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked if there were any unclassified datasets related to former WMD programs. To ensure their research was as complete as possible, the tasking agency requested accessible datasets that could easily integrate into their internal database. HDIAC found 64 various WMD-related programs, procurement attempts,…

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Nanotechnology in Combat Casualty Care: State of the Art and Emerging Trends

For over two decades, the government has invested heavily in nanotechnology research, and the broad applicability of advances in the field holds great promise to improve combat casualty care (CCC). Because of this broad scope, however, no single source exists that comprehensively assesses the current and potential applications of nanotechnology to military health service support,…



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

Irmie Ike Blanton
Irmie Blanton

Deputy Director

Ike Blanton is the Deputy Director for International and Strategic Engagement with the Office of Foreign Investment Review (FIR), the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) lead office for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He works on DoD international, congressional, and domestic engagements on CFIUS and foreign investment review issues. He was also a foreign service officer with the Department of State, where he served in Brazil and China, and worked in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the White House Situation Room. Before public service, he was in-house counsel specializing in finance and secured transactions.

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