& Security Information Analysis Digest

9 APRIL 2024

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


Simulation of plasma/fusion interactions by highlighting color bands.

Simulating the Fourth State of Matter to Harness Fusion

As you gaze into the night sky, stars look like tiny, glowing pinpricks shining through the dark. But inside those stars, reactions occur that produce staggering amounts of energy. All stars – including our sun – produce energy through a powerful reaction called fusion. Here on Earth, scientists supported by the Department of Energy (DOE)…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Memory Effect Mitigation of an Incinerator’s Pollution Abatement System

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) was asked to provide information on the removal of the “memory effect” from an incinerator’s pollution abatement system after it becomes contaminated with dioxins and furans. The overarching objective is to eliminate dioxin and furan emissions. However, a realistic goal will be centered on finding the most cost-effective capabilities for maintaining sub-threshold dioxin and furan emission…

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



A Technical Review on Common Myths About Nuclear Energy

This webinar will examine the various antinuclear claims that appeal to extreme radiological risk. The presentation will start with a review of radiation risk and ALARA. The social myths will include false narratives associated with Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and Chernobyl, along with the potential for terrorist threats and nuclear waste. Also included will be…



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

Mary Sproull, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Mary Sproull works at NIH on medical countermeasure development for radiation injury and mass casualty medical management. Her research focuses on the development of biodosimetry blood diagnostics to determine the presence and severity of radiation exposure in a mass casualty screening setting using proteomic biomarkers validated from animal research models. Her work and the work of other NIH scientists funded through the Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program of NIAID support civil defense for future radiological/nuclear events.

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