It is my distinct privilege to serve as the Director of the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) and as a part of the broader HDIAC community of practice. The DoD IACs play a key role in the Defense Technical Information Center’s mission to rapidly, accurately, and reliably deliver the knowledge necessary to develop the next generation of technologies in support of the warfighter and help assure national security. As a Marine Corps veteran with over 27 years of service to our country, I am deeply dedicated to this mission and focused on leveraging the vast scientific and technical resources at our disposal to support the DoD Acquisition Enterprise and our young men and women who are in harm’s way.
The mission of the HDIAC is to provide users with focused expert technical consulting and unbiased scientific and technical information through in-depth analysis and the creation of specialized information products in support of the HDIAC’s eight vital technical focus areas: Homeland Defense and Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense, Biometrics, Medical, Cultural Studies, and Alternative Energy.
Quanterion Solutions Incorporated is honored to have been chosen to manage two of DTIC’s three IACs, operating the Cybersecurity and Information Systems IAC in addition to the HDIAC; additionally, Quanterion leads the Defense Threat Reduction IAC (DTRIAC) on behalf of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. As a result, we are well positioned to leverage a wealth of expertise and cut across traditional stovepipes to provide comprehensive and timely analysis to solve the nation’s most difficult problems. I am proud to be a member of an HDIAC team comprised of leaders in academia and industry including Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; State University of New York Upstate Medical University; George Mason University; the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Assured Information Security; and, the Guardian Centers of Georgia.
Our vision is to build the HDIAC into a government- and industry-recognized DoD center of excellence, serving as the “first stop” for data/information on Homeland Defense and Security issues and positioning the Center as the hub for collection, analysis, and dissemination of homeland defense-related scientific and technical data. This will be accomplished by implementing a committed outreach program, fostering awareness of the HDIAC mission and capabilities, providing timely responses to the HD community, and leveraging the synergy gained from single contractor management of the CSIAC and HDIAC, as well as the related DTRIAC.
DoD IACs are recognized as an essential resource to affordably deliver technical data and analysis in support of current operations and support a sustained Better Buying Power Initiative. We create news summaries, quarterly journals, monthly webinars and bi-monthly video podcasts, as well as assessments and reports. We can also quickly answer technical inquiries at no cost to the user as well as provide a means for more in-depth support in the form of extended technical inquiries or core analysis tasks – bottom line, we want to meet your needs. If you are part of the scientific and technical community or simply a warfighter with a question, we are interested in hearing from you and want to bring you into our community. Please feel free to contact us.