State-of-the-Art Reports (SOARs)

SOARs are HDIAC publications that provide in-depth analysis of current technologies, research, and the latest technical information available on a topic within any of the HDIAC technical focus areas.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) regularly develops state of the art reports (SOARs) in order to provide a compendium of scientific/technical articles that summarize the most current state of research in…

Alternative Energy: An Enabler of Military Capability

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) regularly develops state of the art reports (SOARs) in order to provide a compendium of scientific/technical articles that summarize the most current state of research in…

Countermeasures Against the Degradation of Warfighter Capabilities due to Infectious Disease Threats

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) develops regular state of the art reports in order to provide a compendium of scientific/technical articles that summarize the most current state of research in topic…

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Critical infrastructure is composed of assets necessary to the U.S. government, military, individuals, and private industry. The 16 U.S. critical infrastructure sectors are chemical; commercial facilities; communications; critical manufacturing; dams; defense industrial base; emergency services;…

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Defense Applications

This State of the Art Report focuses on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are relevant to DoD and other governmental agencies that share similar goals, such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and…

Methods for Investigating Chemical/Biological Weapons Use

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) focuses on technologies and methods regarding the investigation of alleged chemical and/or biological weapons use as it pertains to DoD’s mission to protect U.S. forces and the homeland from chemical and…

Department of Defense Considerations for Disaster Response

This SOAR focuses on technologies and methods relevant to disaster response. The concept and practice of disaster response aligns with at least five of HDIAC’s focus areas: Critical Infrastructure Protection, CBRN Defense, Cultural Studies, Homeland…

Uses of Nanotechnology on Surfaces for Military Applications

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at an atomic level to produce new materials, referred to as engineered nanomaterials. Particles at this scale typically range in sizes from 1 to 100 nanometers (nm) in at…

PTSD Applications Future Directions in Behavioral Medicine Clinical Neuroscience

PTSD: Applications & Future Directions in Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Neuroscience

Global conflict and political instability have increased our nation’s military operations and deployments. Missions occur more frequently, in unpredictable environments, resulting in less time for soldiers to recover mentally and physically. Many active duty service…