& Security Digest

9 JULY 2024

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

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The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Sustainability and Environmental Programs operate with the understanding that “there is a direct link between healing the individual and healing this planet…we will not have healthy individuals, healthy families, and healthy communities if we do not have clean air, clean water, and healthy soil” (Rossi et al., “Creating Safe and Healthy Spaces:  Selecting Materials That Support Healing,” Designing the 21st Century Hospital, September 2006).

The DHA Sustainability Policy (DHA-AI 4710.01) establishes sustainability goals and environmental compliance targets for military hospitals and clinics and requires forming cross-functional sustainability teams to promote a resource-aware stewardship culture.

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Medical Military Personnel using new ultrasound equipment on other military personnel.

USAMTEAC Tests New Capability of Ultrasound Field Portable for Operational Use

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, TX – The U.S. Army Medical Evaluation Test Activity (USAMTEAC) recently conducted an operational test of three ultrasound field portable devices. The test was conducted for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)/Warfighter Expeditionary Medicine and Treatment (WEMT) Project Management Office to evaluate how the devices perform in a simulated…


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Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and other reserve component service members. To be successful, they must balance a civilian career with military training and responsibilities. They may be called to serve in an overseas contingency operation…

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Emerging Capabilities for Evaluating Cognitive and Oculomotor Function in Service Members With Traumatic Brain Injury

High rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are sustained by U.S. military personnel in combat and garrison environments. Changes in brain function related to TBI can negatively impact military readiness and quality of life. Clinical assessment of neurocognitive and oculomotor function (i.e., eye movements) can provide valuable insights regarding potential effects of injury, predict military/operational…



Joint Air Survivability Summit 2024

The 2024 Joint Air Survivability Summit will highlight key threats posed to aerial platforms from adversaries and the innovative technologies or strategies, which may be used to counter them. At this forum, senior-level speakers will…

The 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

Previously two separate events, the 2024 Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium is the first time both communities are connected to discuss safety and emerging technologies for our shared skies….

Public Health in a Migrant Crisis Tabletop Exercise

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON, COLLABORATIVE EVENT.   In 2022, there were over 100 million displaced persons globally, a number that only continues to grow. Because one region’s instability bleeds into its surrounding areas, it is all…

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…

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…

Voice From the Community

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Chris Nemeth, Ph.D., CHFP

Principal Scientist and Fellow, Applied Research Associates (ARA)

Christopher Nemeth is a principal scientist and fellow with ARA, a 2,000-member national science and engineering consulting firm. His recent human factors research includes technical work in complex high-stakes settings, research methods in individual and distributed cognition, and understanding how information technology erodes or enhances system resilience. He has written
over 165 technical publications, served 28 years in university faculties, and retired as a Navy Captain after 30 years of active duty and reserve service.

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