Homeland Defense & Security Digest

3 MAY 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Military Working Dog CBRN Protection and Medical Countermeasures

Military working dogs (MWDs) are an invaluable resource to the military, law enforcement, and other first responders. Working side by side, they are exposed to the same threats as their human counterparts. The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a request regarding specific technologies and techniques for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection, decontamination, and medical countermeasures (MCMs) for MWDs. HDIAC […]

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Voice from the Community

John Saindon, Ph.D., MT

Senior Emergency Public Health Responder and Biological Threat Reduction SME

Dr. Saindon is a senior emergency public health responder and a biological threat reduction subject matter expert (SME) in the U.S. Army Reserves, with nearly 20 years of domestic and international experience. He is also a registered clinical laboratory scientist (medical technologist) from George Washington University. His public health focus areas include laboratory systems, surveillance, vaccination campaigns, points of entries, and emergency preparedness and response. He deployed multiple times to Liberia during the West Africa Ebola Virus, DR Congo during the Ebola Virus, USA during COVID-19, and Uganda during the EVD preparedness response. He also supported refugee health for the Afghanistan population in Operation Allies Welcome. Dr. Saindon is a human rights and vaccine advocate, focusing on vulnerable populations.

Featured News

CBC Teams Explore Low-Cost, Lightweight Sensors for Warfighter Use

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The Soldier in the field is often required to carry multiple pieces of gear to handle various situations, and every pound matters. With this in mind, Army scientists and engineers are using their diverse skills to cultivate a microsensor development capability at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC). This proof-of-concept study seeks to provide […]

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This two-day event will feature sessions highlighting critical national needs and state-of-the-art research and development aimed at building resilience to emerging chemical and biological threats and naturally occurring disease outbreaks. The four sessions include Advanced…

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The 2022 Summit is colocated with the Methane Strategies Forum and the DRONERESPONDERS UAV & Robotics Forum. Summit tracks include: UAV Ops Robotics Maintenance & Inspection Industrial Drone Delivery & Autonomous Cargo Renewable Energy Robotics…

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The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in homeland security, law enforcement, and fire and emergency management. They include officials in federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, business owners, universities, and decision-makers to learn about emerging…

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The Hazmat Conference is a four-day event offering hands-on training across a range of essential topics, including the following: Biothreat response and sample collection Incident management best practices Chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials Recognizing…

11th Symposium on CBRNE Threats

The NBC 2022 symposium on CBRNE threats provides an interdisciplinary forum for sharing the latest information between scientists, industry representatives, and authorities. NBC 2021, which has become NBC 2022, will take place in the Sibelius…