Published:  April 12, 2015

In the first issue of Volume 2 of the HDIAC Journal, we explore how advancements and knowledge in alternative energy, biometrics, CBRN defense, and weapons of mass destruction can assist the Department of Defense. First, we look at advancements in solar power and how utilizing this source will be instrumental for the DoD to procure more secure and independent energy. Next, we turn to Europe, and examine how using biometrics for any DoD operations in the European Union will be subject to EU privacy laws. Then we discuss how a collaborative approach can be used to respond more effectively to CBRN terrorism events. Finally, new technologic capabilities allow Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems to locate WMDs, from a distance and in real-time. These systems are able to detect, identify, and report a hazard to achieve contamination avoidance.

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Lean-Sensing: Intelligent, Low-Cost, Remote Detection by Integrating Currently Available Components for Distant Early Warning

The battlefield effects of WMDs can be catastrophic to the warfighter, and exposure can cause significant loss of life and property. The best counter to prevent such a catastrophe is complete contamination avoidance, which is…

A Brief Overview of Privacy Policy in the European Union

The DoD has played an active military role in Europe for more than half of the past century. During this time, the DoD has transitioned from active combat to training and various states of combat…

Collaborative Efforts Responding to the Missions Associated with Addressing CBRN and Explosive Acts of Domestic Terrorism

Terrorists have and will continue to desire weapons of mass destruction, such as CBRNE, to further their agendas here and abroad. The use of WMDs can result in significant casualties and cause widespread panic from…