Homeland Defense & Security Digest

6 JULY 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

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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Dr. Cynthia Gavin

Dr. Gavin is a strategist with a diverse background in healthcare, chemical/biological/radiological disaster response, and U.S. military planning. She has provided strategic advisement for the U.S. Army, U.S. Secret Service’s Technical Security Division, and the City of New York Office of Emergency Management and Office of Chief Medical Examiner and has a passion for developing a partnership with her clients to cocreate strategic initiatives. She has taught for the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Maryland Baltimore County and published several works within the Defense Department and private sector, including her recent book NEXTGEN Leadership for Managing Disasters, Creating a Future-Oriented Model for State and Local Officials.

Featured News

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 a more agile, adaptable, and diverse workforce.

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Recent News

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers Field Test Next-Generation Advanced Bomb Suit

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) soldiers field tested the Next-Generation Advanced Bomb Suit on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Army EOD soldiers from the 184th Ordnance Battalion put the new bomb suits…

DHS S&T Awards $2.6M to Detect Vehicle-Borne Explosives

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $2,622,082.00 million to Block MEMS, LLC, to develop technology that can detect vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) before they enter stadiums, office building…

Soldiers, Airmen, Marines Test New Chemical Agent Detection Systems at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas — Soldiers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington, Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Airmen from Joint Base-Charleston, South Carolina, teamed here to test new chemical agent detection…

Spartan Paratroopers Harness Biometric Technology

JOINT BASE ELEMDORF-RICHARDSON – Paratroopers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” began a six month-long study on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, using wearable technology to study the resiliency…

New Transition-Focused Army Team Releases Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is releasing contracts for innovative small-business solutions in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to address ground warfare challenges for the U.S. Soldier. The Army Applied Small Business Innovation Research…

DOE Helps Launch H2 Twin Cities to Accelerate Global Hydrogen Deployment

Today, Deputy Secretary David Turk announced the launch of H2 Twin Cities as part of COP26 activities in Glasgow, UK, to reinforce American commitment to combat climate change. H2 Twin Cities is an initiative under…

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