& Security Information Analysis Digest

28 FEBRUARY 2023

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


Mobile Chem-Bio Detection Lab Now Fielded in All 50 States, Territories

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.  –  The mobile laboratory used for detecting and identifying chemical and biological hazards has now been delivered to all National Guard Bureau’s weapons of mass destruction – Civil Support Teams (CSTs) in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Named the…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Technological Lessons Learned From the Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide lessons learned in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. These lessons should apply to both the strategic and tactical levels of combat. The inquirer requested that the research focus on studies from organizations like Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. HDIAC identified lessons in five overarching areas—tactics, unmanned aerial systems/drones, cyber…

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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

Chuck Brooks

Brooks Consulting International

A globally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. Chuck is also Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University’s Graduate Applied Intelligence Program and the Graduate Cybersecurity Programs where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, Expert for Executive Mosaic/GovCon, and a Contributor to FORBES. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.

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