Homeland Defense & Security Digest

29 NOVEMBER 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to identify any studies, reports, and ongoing research on behavioral and mental health issues specific to the U.S. National Guard, including both the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the Air National Guard (ANG). HDIAC located several organizations, such as the University of Buffalo (under the National Institutes of Health) and Military Reach at Auburn […]

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Voice from the Community

Dr. Amanda Staudt

Principal Investigator/Epidemiologist

Amanda Staudt is an epidemiologist working on multiple research projects, which include the Deployed Hemostatic Emergency Resuscitation of Traumatic Exsanguinating Shock (HEROES) study and the US Military Burden of Disease (MBD) study. The HEROES study is a full-spectrum evaluation of transfusion strategies employed in the combat environment over the last 18 years to assess the clinical outcomes in traumatically injured casualties requiring transfusion. The US MBD will provide a representation of the actual number of years of healthy life lost to injury among service members.

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Featured News

MARVEL Microreactor Reaches Final Design Step

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) MARVEL microreactor achieved 90 percent final design, a key step that will allow the project to move forward with fabrication and construction. MARVEL will be the first new reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in more than four decades and is expected to be completed in early 2025. The reactor will be used to help industry partners demonstrate microreactor […]

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Recent News

Task Force Marne, NATO Allies Tour Northeastern Poland’s Cultural Sites

BIAŁYSTOK, Poland — U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, joined multinational troops with NATO’s enhanced Forward Battle Group Poland for a tour of Polish…

Making RAD Maps With Robot Dogs

In 2013, researchers carried a Microsoft Kinect camera through houses in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. The device’s infrared light traced the contours of the buildings, making a rough 3D map. On top of this, the team…

DoD Celebrates Destruction of Its Last Chemical Agents

On July 7, disposal experts destroyed the last remaining M55 rocket filled with deadly sarin nerve agent at a storage facility in Kentucky. With the disposal, the Defense Department completed the safe elimination of all…

System Provides Critical, Real-Time Health Data at Best Squad Competition

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Team members with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) are supporting the U.S. Army-wide Best Squad Competition this week and next, providing real-time health and performance data to the…

Moving Blood Across the Middle East

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — Moving lifesaving blood products across the Middle East is no easy task, and the U.S. Central Command’s (USCENTCOM’s) Theater Joint Blood Program manages it all. USCENTCOM’s area of responsibility…

Pacific Northwest Set to Launch Hydrogen Energy Hub

RICHLAND, Wash.—The Department of Energy announced $7 billion to launch seven regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) to develop clean hydrogen energy that meets the nation’s energy needs. The regional hydrogen hubs will establish a national…

Global Hydro Intelligence Analysis Unlocks Secure Water Resources

Through the mighty waves and gentle streams of Earth’s waters flow countless opportunities for scientific discovery. Scientists with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC’s) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) are exploring potential…

Upcoming Events

The 12th IEEE Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference

The 12th IEEE Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) conference will be held January 29-30, 2024, at the DoubleTree – Mission Valley in San Diego, CA. EESAT has been a forum for presenting advances…

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)

Join us in person in beautiful New Orleans for the third installment of Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems, MiNES, to focus on research in the fission reactor materials community.  The MiNES conference series grew out…