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Paint-on Protection

Tests of newly developed temporary overcoats for tactical military equipment showed a reduction in the amount of absorbed chemical warfare agents (CWAs) by fivefold to a hundredfold, and the coatings remained effective beyond eight weeks in normal environmental conditions. Current military equipment coatings provide visual camouflage and corrosion protection but still require enhanced resistance to…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Battery Charging Solutions for Border Cameras

Overview A member of Cochise County Sheriff’s Office (AZ) requested information regarding novel recharging systems or batteries with longer life expectancy. This information will support the development of a new power-supply system capable of extending the functional usage of their field cameras beyond the existing timeframe of approximately three to six months. Findings The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) identified several options…

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Introduction to the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC)

The mission of the IMAAC is to provide a single point for the coordination and dissemination of federal dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products that represent the federal position during actual or potential incidents involving hazardous atmospheric releases.  



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

Janine Medina

Executive Director, Biohacking Village

Working in ambulatory and hospital environments, Ms. Medina has managed the complexities in modernizing legacy systems within the healthcare industry that originated when electronic medical records, associated IoMT devices, and applications connectivity were conceptually new and laws were being adapted to meet the novel technologies. Over seven years, she expanded the Biohacking Village to foster a culture of continuous improvement in educational programs focusing on quality and safety through research and outcomes analysis. This expansion included five labs designed to engage and educate on the best practices of care to focus on the biotechnology, citizen science, and cybersecurity of the healthcare sector, pharmaceutical industry, and biomedical ecosystem.

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