Researchers spray a foam developed to remove radioactive contaminants from the surface of a building. (Image courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency)

HDIAC Journal Volume 3, Issue 1: EPA and DHS Partner in Radiation Decontamination Project

If a dirty bomb detonates or a nuclear power plant accident occurs, responders must be equipped to handle the resulting potential wide-area radiological contamination. Minimizing radiological contamination, protecting people and the environment...

Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the strategic development planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force)

Highlight: New AF Development Planning Effort Key to Third Offset

In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and...

An Israeli Iron Dome Tamir missile was successfully fired from the U.S. Army's newest missile launch platform, the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) Multi-Mission Launcher (MML). The missile successfully engaged and destroyed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) target. (Image courtesy of  U.S. Army/John A. Hamilton)

Highlight: U.S. Army Successfully Demonstrates Iron Dome Missile from New Interceptor Launch Platform

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Tamir missile from its newest launch platform on April 14, 2016. The missile successfully engaged and destroyed an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) target as part of an Engineering...

Agent clears rocks away from a wood plank covering the tunnel opening.  (Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Justice).

Highlight: Feds Dismantle One of Longest Underground Tunnels Ever Found Along California Border

Federal officials announced the results of an investigation that led to the discovery of what is believed to be one of California’s longest cross-border tunnels and the seizure of a record quantity of cocaine thought to have been...

U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. David A. Berger speaks to the Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, after a demonstration on 3-D printing technology at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The battalion demonstrated the potential of 3-D printing capabilities to the commanders of I MEF and 1st MLG. (Image courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Carson Gramley)

Highlight: Printing the Future: 1st Maintenance Battalion Explores 3-D Printing Capabilities

The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, demonstrated the potential of 3-D printing capabilities to the commanding generals and staff of I Marine Expeditionary Force...

Red means a disease is present to Sandia Labs’ researchers Cameron Ball and Robert Meagher as they test their QUASR, for quenching of unincorporated amplification signal reporters, technique to detect the presence of malaria and viruses like West Nile. Simple enough for field labs and handheld devices, QUASR’s positive signal is 10 times brighter than a negative signal. (Image courtesy of Sandia Labs/Dino Vournas)

Highlight: Lighting Up Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, they continue to infect humans with feared diseases like Zika virus, malaria, and West Nile virus. Gaining the upper hand...

Technical Sgt. Leslie Batten, 461st Operations Support Squadron Aerospace and Operational Physiology NCOIC, demonstrates the unit’s new state-of-the art hypoxia familiarization trainer. The squadron’s ability to train military aircrews who fly aboard the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System based at Robins, celebrated a milestone April 5 with the certification of the new equipment. (Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force/Tommie Horton)

Highlight: Success Here = Success There: New Equipment Allows Team Robins to Train Aircrews Better, Faster, Cheaper

Confusion, sweating, rapid breathing, nausea - symptoms that should be immediately addressed, not only when your body is on land but also in the air. And when you're an aircrew member flying downrange or training for a few...

CDC scientist Zach Braden counts viral plaques within fixed monolayers of cells over a light box in order to titrate a viral stock. (Image courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/James Gathany)

Highlight: #SubOversight Examines Security of Bioresearch Labs

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing focusing on the need for stronger oversight of high-containment laboratories. “Sweeping improvements and policy changes only work if the...