& Security Information Analysis Digest

22 May 2023

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


United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology

Strength in standards development has been instrumental to the United States’ global technological leadership. Standards development underpins economic prosperity across the country and fortifies U.S. leadership in the industries of the future at the same time. Bolstering U.S. engagement in standards for critical and emerging technology spaces will strengthen U.S. economic and national security. The…


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Effectiveness of Electrostatic Sprayers in Cleaning Touch Surfaces

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center was asked to identify if cleaning chemicals applied by electrostatic sprayers are effective at sanitizing touch surfaces. COVID-19 has highlighted the need for innovative sanitation methods for touch surfaces. Electrostatic sprayers that apply charged cleaning solutions to various surfaces have been identified as potential solutions for large-area decontamination. The concept is that the charged spray droplets will adhere to…

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Wearable Biochemical Monitoring? Very Recent Breakthroughs Will Make Performance and Health Monitoring a Near-Term Reality

The U.S. Department of Defense has invested heavily in concepts to continuously monitor performance and health status.  While these investments have struggled to reach deployment, the fundamental research barriers are now better. Learning from past failures, the development path is clearer and involves adapting animal-proven biosensors onto commercially deployed, wearable, continuous glucose meters.  New investments…



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

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Nancy Smalley

Director of Growth for Innovative Technology Solutions

Nancy Smalley is the Director of Growth for Innovative Technology Solutions at Parsons Corporation, where she seeks opportunities to combine technology with analysis and bring new solutions to the industry. She has over 17 years of experience supporting the defense and intelligence industry. She recently completed her graduate degree at Harvard University, where she studied the intersectionality of government policy and sustainability, with a particular focus on alternative energy as a national security priority.

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