& Security Digest

30 NOVEMBER 2021

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


Shaping Coast Guard Culture to Enhance the Future Workforce

To maintain an edge in an evolving landscape, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) needs to first review the current organizational culture.  The USCG must identify what it wants to change, what to retain, and make a plan to overcome existing cultural barriers. This report dives into the methodology the USCG can use to cultivate…


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Operational Energy

Energy security and forward-operating base (FOB) self-sufficiency are not solely logistics issues; they also affect the safety of the Warfighter. Self-sufficient FOBs require fewer resupply convoys, which are vulnerable to insurgent attacks and put Warfighters in harm’s way [1]. To mitigate these dangers, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) 2025 energy security goals include reducing energy consumption at military installations while also increasing on-site energy…

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Exploring Biometric Validation Approaches in the Age of Covid-19

Biometrics can provide strong validation of persona under ideal circumstances and conditions. During Covid-19, a domestic mask mandate rendered biometric techniques like facial recognition somewhat challenged. As a result, additional complementary methods are required to support confirmation of identity. In this talk, we will discuss current biometric approaches, the impacts due to the pandemic, and…



Digital Engineering for Defense Summit

The Digital Engineering for Defense Summit will bring together leaders from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military services, industry, academia, and other relevant stakeholders to support the integration of digital engineering tools and…

American Nuclear Society Annual Conference 2024

The 2024 American Nuclear Society Annual Conference is an event focused on highlighting and progressing nuclear sciences and technologies for their contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. During the conference, key talking…

National Homeland Security Conference 2024

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

Law Enforcement-Homeland Security Forum & Technology Exposition 2024

The 2024 Law Enforcement-Homeland Security Forum & Technology Exposition is a classified forum that will feature keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussions, and case studies on topics germane to federal law enforcement, homeland security, the intelligence…

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…

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…

Voice From the Community

Jeremy Prout

Security Director, Americas, International SOS

As Security Director, Americas for International SOS, Jeremy is responsible for providing security assistance and support for organizations throughout the globe. He has an extensive background in crisis management and overseas security operations and has supported International SOS clients through a number of crises, including leading evacuation and assistance efforts for natural disasters, throughout the Americas regions. Prior to joining International SOS, Jeremy served as a security manager for several premier organizations. He
served 6 years as a Marine Corps Officer, specializing in overseas security, training, and risk management.

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