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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…


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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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Radiation Biodosimetry: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

In the case of radiological/nuclear (R/N) mass casualty incidents, several thousands of humans may be exposed to ionizing radiation. Timely assessment of radiation dose is critical for making an appropriate “lifesaving” clinical decision for those with acute high-radiation dose exposures. The dicentric chromosome assay is considered the “gold standard” for biodosimetry, but its laborious and…



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

Evan Durnal

Assistant Director - Integrated Defense

Mr. Durnal is the Assistant Director at Integrated Defense, where he and his team of engineers and scientists at MRIGlobal help develop sensors, design and integrate software, operate and maintain field-forward laboratories, and perform testing and evaluation of chemical biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection, collection, decontamination, and personal protection equipment. As the founder of CBRNE Tech Index, he provides industry and government critical metrics to counter threats associated with narcotics, toxic industrial materials and chemicals, and chemical warfare and select agents.

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