& Security Information Analysis Digest

3 MAY 2022

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


DHS S&T Awards $259M to Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System Threats

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $259,831,989.00 to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to assist in the acquisition of technical services, in support of S&T’s counter-unmanned system threats (C-UST) efforts.


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Agricultural Security Risks

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) received a technical inquiry regarding the security of agricultural technology used within the United States. Many technologies are emerging for widespread use in the agricultural sector. This includes unmanned aerial systems capable of monitoring crops and applying pesticides, remotely controlled and Global Positioning System-enabled farm equipment, animal health diagnostic devices, and weather and soil sensors. The…

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CSIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring a DoD research and engineering topic within our technical focus areas.



Advanced Electromagnetic Induction Systems

This presentation will discuss advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensing systems and models that have been developed over two decades for the detection and identification of subsurface hazardous targets. First, the basics of the advanced EMI geophysical sensing technologies will be described briefly. Then, we will introduce our handheld advanced electromagnetic induction sensors, operating in different…



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

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.

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