& Security Information Analysis Digest

28 NOVEMBER 2023

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


NSA Bahrain, NAVSEA Conduct Oil Spill Exercise

MANAMA, Bahrain – Naval Sea System Command’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), in coordination with Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s Environmental Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Europe Africa Central, successfully conducted a comprehensive salvage and pollution response drill as part of an annual oil spill response training exercise onboard NSA Bahrain, November 5-8….


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Genome Editing Tools Subject Matter Experts

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to identify U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or U.S. government (USG) subject matter experts (SMEs) with expertise in disease diagnostic platforms, specifically those utilizing genome editing tools to search for the presence of specific nucleic acids. The inquirer was also interested in any military applications for such platforms. An active technical inquiry to assist…

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From Lab to the Literal Field: Custom-Fit, 3-D-Printed Medical Devices and Wearable Sports Gear

In early fall of 2019, Dr. Michael Zabala received a phone call from his neighbor, Robbie Stewart, the head athletic trainer for Auburn Football.  A wide receiver had a broken hand, and Robbie wanted to know if the Auburn University Biomechanical Engineering Lab could make a custom device to protect the player’s hand but also…



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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Dr. Ryan Giar

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Ryan Giar is a principal member of technical staff at Sandia Labs, where his duties involve antenna design and modeling, radar system evaluation, and link margin analyses. His academic background is in nuclear and electrical frequency and plasma engineering, where he performed semiconductor processing, ionospheric, and telemetry research.

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