Published:  March 12, 2015

In this issue of the HDIAC Journal, we will address the critical components of emergency preparedness from both Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense angles. Additionally, as the U.S. continues to address shortfalls through technological advances, in an attempt to bolster our nation’s border security, biometrics will play a key role in the implementation, management, and enforcement of immigration policies. Lastly, the U.S.’s electrical infrastructure has remained largely unchanged for the last century. However, to meet the growing energy needs in the coming decades and incorporate alternative energy solutions, microgrids are proving to be economically feasible and provide the country with a viable architecture.

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U.S. Homeland CBRN Emergency Preparedness Enterprise – A Retrospective Review

Much can be learned from past history. Therefore, this article will study the elements comprising the U.S. Homeland CBRN emergency preparedness enterprise of 1962 versus 2014 and address their similarities and differences. In 1962, the…

Countering WMD (CWMD) Threats – Critical Step in Emergency Preparedness Against WMD

In order to minimize or circumvent the effects of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), as related to the loss of life and property, emergency preparedness against WMD be-comes an important countermeasure. Countering WMD is a…

The Electric Microgrid— An Economically-Viable Architecture for Energy Surety and Renewable Integration

The U.S. electric infrastructure has essentially remained unchanged in its architecture for the past century. From an engineering perspective, this architecture has scaled remarkably well across the continent and has demonstrated impressive reliability, all things…

Applications of Biometrics for Immigration Management and Enforcement

Immigration control remains a challenge for the United States and many other nations around the world. While some of the leading immigration issues vary according to the times, other issues are perennial until a suitable…