How do I get answers to my technical questions?
Technical questions are referred to as “Inquiries” and can be submitted online, by email, phone or fax (Contact Info is listed in the footer). To submit an Inquiry online, select “Free Technical Inquiry” under “Services” in the HDIAC menu. After completing the online form, select the “Submit” button, which will send the form directly to an Inquiry Analyst. You will be contacted if additional information is needed to answer your request. Once complete, a response will be sent to the user. This can take up to 10 working days, though they are typically delivered sooner.
The HDIAC provides up to four FREE hours of research in response to a user inquiry. If the question requires more extensive research, users can begin to discuss a more extensive, funded effort known as a Core Analysis Task (CAT).
What is a Core Analysis Task (CAT)?
Core Analysis Tasks (CATs) are separately funded work efforts above and beyond HDIAC products and services. The CAT program allows any DoD component to utilize the HDIAC as a contracting vehicle, allowing an organization to obtain specialized support for specific projects. CATs are very flexible, but are limited to a 12 month period of performance and a maximum budget of $1M per project. These projects, however, must be within the HDIAC’s technical domain (Alternative Energy, Biometrics, CBRN Defense, Cultural Studies, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Homeland Defense & Security, Medical, and Weapons of Mass Destruction).
How do I subscribe to the HDIAC Journal?
The HDIAC Journal is available electronically and in hardcopy format (free of charge). If you would like to be included on our electronic mailing list and/or receive the HDIAC Journal in hardcopy format, you can subscribe here.
How do I submit an article for publication in the HDIAC Journal?
The Article Submission Policy for the HDIAC Journal includes general submission preferences (e.g., electronic submission, maximum word count, image quality, etc.) as well as higher-level information regarding article approval and copyright permissions. The full policy is available on the website’s article submission page. Acceptance for publication in the HDIAC Journal is subject to the review and approval of HDIAC management and the IAC sponsor.
How do I place an ad in the HDIAC Journal?
To prevent any appearance of endorsement, the HDIAC is not permitted to place ads in the Journal.
What is the Homeland Defense Digest? How do I subscribe?
The HDIAC’s Homeland Defense (HD) Digest is a semi-weekly news summary for defense and medical professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles addressing recent events, trends and strategies across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
If you would like to receive the HD Digest, you can subscribe here.
How do I Change my Subscription/Notification Settings?
The “Subscription Manager” allows registered users to update their preferences for receiving notifications from the HDIAC website, including the release of popular resources like the HDIAC Journal and the HD Digest. To update your settings, select the link above (you must be logged in).
How do I edit my Profile (username, email address, password, etc.)?
Registered HDIAC users can change their profile information by selecting their username in the top right-hand corner of the web page’s header. You will be directed to a page containing your account information and settings. By selecting the “Profile” link under your profile picture, and then selecting the “Edit” option, you can modify your account information. This page can also be reached by selecting the “Profile” option under the “Community” Menu. Please note, you must be logged in before these options will appear.
To modify your email address or password follow the instructions above but instead of selecting the “Profile” link select “Settings” instead.
Currently, we do not allow users to modify their usernames. If you wish to modify your username please contact us.
How do I get a conference, workshop, or symposium posted on the HDIAC Calendar of Events?
Email your contact information and a description of the event to the HDIAC using the contact page (be sure to select the “Add an Event” option in the Category field). Once approved, your event will be posted to the calendar.
Why Register for the HDIAC Website?
Registering for the HDIAC website allows users to take full advantage of all products and services offered by the HDIAC. The free registration provides users access to all HDIAC publications, including the HDIAC Journal and the Homeland Defense (HD) Digest. In addition, registered users can also participate in the community discussion (The HDIAC Community of Practice is described below). Users can discuss new issues and emerging trends in their field and collaborate with their peers through the various HDIAC discussion groups. Registered users can also customize their profile, joining discussion groups, subscribing to specific discussion topics and setting up notifications to alert them when new content (e.g., webinars, state-of-the-art reports, etc.) becomes available on the site.
You can register for the HDIAC website here.
What is the HDIAC Community?
The HDIAC’s community of practice (CoP) is a feature that adds an additional element to the IAC’s traditional capabilities. In addition to providing access to a wealth of reports, resources and related STI, the HDIAC website now provides social networking functionality that allows practitioners to directly communicate with one another on a variety of topics relevant to the HDIAC technical domain.
The actual community is comprised of HDIAC staff members, team members, the wider-reaching network of subject matter experts (SMEs) and the HDIAC’s registered users. The site allows users to start new discussions, comment on specific documents and resources, and pose questions and/or opinions to an entire community of practitioners. The combination of technical content and social networking capabilities maximizes the HDIAC’s ability to disseminate information while overcoming the limitations of similar online communities.
To learn more, visit the Community Summary page.
What is the HDIAC’s SME Program?
The HDIAC relies on its expansive network of subject matter experts (SMEs) for a number of activities, including:
- HDIAC community of practice (CoP) participation
- HDIAC Reports and Best Practices
- Responding to technical inquiries
- Webinar presentations
- Core Analysis Task (CAT) support
- HDIAC Journal Articles
To learn more about the HDIAC’s SME Network, or to become a HDIAC SME click here
How do I access the HDIAC Document Collection?
HDIAC document holdings are accessible through the Total Electronic Migration System (TEMS), a DTIC-sponsored database containing documents from all DoD IACs. You must be a registered DTIC User to access TEMS. You may also submit a request for a document to HDIAC by sending an email to email@example.com, or by submitting a Technical Inquiry.
How do I obtain access to DTIC Information Resources and the IAC TEMS Database?
Go to DTIC Online to search DTIC’s publicly accessible collections and read or download scientific and technical information. DTIC also makes available sensitive and classified information to eligible users who register for DTIC services. Go to the following link to register for a DTIC account: https://reg.dtic.mil/DTICRegistration/. Once registered, you can access DTIC Online at https://www.dtic.mil.
How do I donate documents, records and media to the HDIAC collection?
If you have documents in hard-copy or electronic format or media that you would like to donate to the HDIAC collection, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the collection. A HDIAC staff member will contact you to make appropriate arrangements for receipt and disposition. The proposed contribution will be analyzed to eliminate duplicates of materials already in the HDIAC’s collection.
Does HDIAC have classified documents and media in its collection?
No, the HDIAC does not have classified documents or classified media in its collection.
Where can I find information about the DoD IAC Program?
Information on the DoD IAC Program can be found at https://dodiac.dtic.mil/.