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


Personal Protective Equipment, Military

One System, Varied Missions: SOCOM Community’s Collaborative Efforts Deliver a Comprehensive CBRN Protective Mask

Modern warfighters face various biological and chemical threats on the battlefield, from disease to potential manmade poisons, and they require more protective and innovative gear to keep them safe in the varied environments they encounter. When you think of a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protective mask, most people visualize one of the currently…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

A U.S. Marine in chemical protective clothing checks places a purple chem light on a table with other equipment.

Rendering Riot Control Agents (RCAs) as Materiel Designated as Safe (MDAS)

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide information on the processes to render select RCAs as MDAS.  Although the inquirer’s primary interests were in finding approaches outside incendiary ones, all discovered approaches were included in this report. HDIAC partnered with SciTech Services, Inc., to research this topic and generate a report on the various methods for rendering from agnostic…

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The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques

Given the current global shift toward symmetrical warfare, major powers and nonstate proxies are developing radical leveling and emerging technology for use as “deterrence leveraging” in nonkinetic and kinetic engagements. Although regnant treaties and conventions are postured to govern chemical and biological weapons, novel advances in genetics, synthetic biology, and neuroscience can enable side-stepping such…



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

Dr. Eric Jones

Lead Health Physicist/RSO/LSO, CDC

Dr. Eric Jones is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he ensures the possession, safe use, storage, and disposal of byproduct radioactive material. He manages and administers the Radiation Safety Program activities; identifies safety problems; and ensures compliance with CDC radiation safety procedures and NRC regulatory requirements for the safe use of radioactive material. With 22 years’ experience in health physics, he also served as an RSO for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Veterans Health Administration.

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