Published:  June 11, 2018

This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on seven of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the Biometrics article looks at physiological, cognitive, and biological markers for the warfighter. Next, the CBRN Defense article discusses the enhancing the development of genomics. The Critical Infrastructure Protection article focuses on self-healing concrete made from fungi for sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The first Cultural Studies article discusses risk detection of destructive behaviors in near real time. The second Cultural Studies article focuses on the profile of potential cyber criminals. The Homeland Defense article centers on response implications of enduring disasters. The Medical article discusses tissue engineering for the warfighter. Finally, the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) article is the second of a three-part series on emerging technologies that can be used in WMDs. This article focuses on artificial intelligence.

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Tissue Engineering for a Better Tomorrow

Re-growing limbs and organs in order to recover from irrevocable physical losses is no longer just for science fiction characters. Due to the advancements in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, recovery of this magnitude is…

Monitoring Physiological, Cognitive, and Biological Markers: Determining Origin of Change

Many communities have an interest in quantifying human performance, as the monitoring of physiological data helps to inform physical fitness performance, medical assessments, mental health, rehabilitation, and educational methods. The Department of Defense (DoD) may…

Defining the Profile of Potential Cybercriminals

In 2009, when Cyber Command was established as a sub-unified combatant command of the U.S. Strategic Command, a Pentagon spokesman said, “The power to disrupt and destroy, once the sole province of nations, now also…

Response Implications of Enduring Disasters

Recent responses to hurricanes, while never seamless, have been very successful. Even more important than the success of a given response is the validation of processes and relationships. Disaster response planning and exercises are well…

The Future of Destruction: Artificial Intelligence

The prospect of using artificial intelligence (AI) in warfare is complicated. Arguments exist both for and against the development of weaponized AI [1]. Although ideologies differ among the highest levels of government and throughout the…

Empowering the Development of Genomics Expertise

Genomics is a transformative and data-rich field that has experienced tremendous growth over the past 12 years. With the advent of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms in 2005, an exponential amount of data has been generated…

Near Real-Time Behavioral Analysis for Threat Detection

Accurate and timely identification of military personnel who have a high likelihood of engaging in destructive behaviors is crucial in order to support continued military health and readiness. In the wake of the 2009 Fort…