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Join HDIAC today from 1200 to 1300 EST for a webinar presentation by Mr. David Hunsicker of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) titled "Conflict Assessment Framework Overview". You can still register for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF55D884864F3F
In order to best understand the environments where they work, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) uses a diagnostic tool called the Conflict Assessment Framework to analyze national and sub-national conflict. It involves applying a set of rigorous analytical tasks in a dynamic process, which must be sensitive to issues from policy positions, organizational interests, interpersonal and intercultural dynamics, language, and logistical constraints. This webinar will provide an overview of the assessment process and methods, as well as provide illustrative examples from previously conducted field assessments.
461st OSS Airmen Collaborate to Modify Masks, Reducing Communication Breakdown in Field - AFMC.AF.mil
Two Airmen in the 461st Operations Support Squadron with the 461st Air Control Wing recently found a way to bridge the communication gap in the field while saving the Air Force some cash.
The Defenders' Praetorium, a fitting name for the new virtual training facility at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Its debut was the main focus of the latest Robins Proud Forum held Oct. 27.
SLIM Reaches New Levels - PNNL.gov
An award-winning ion separation technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is on track to reach laboratories around the world.
Indianapolis Testing Advances Capabilities of Chemical, Biological Threat Detection Sensors - Darpa.mil
DARPA's SIGMA+ program conducted a week-long deployment of advanced chemical and biological sensing systems in the Indianapolis metro region in August, collecting more than 250 hours of daily life background atmospheric data across five neighborhoods that helped train algorithms to more accurately detect chemical and biological threats. The testing marked the first time in the program the advanced laboratory grade instruments for chemical and biological sensing were successfully deployed as mobile sensors, increasing their versatility on the SIGMA+ network.
The U.S. Army awarded $7.2 million to the University of Maryland to lead an alliance of the nation's top battery researchers, further propelling battery advancements.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds) for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. Veklury should only be administered in a hospital or in a healthcare setting capable of providing acute care comparable to inpatient hospital care. Veklury is the first treatment for COVID-19 to receive FDA approval.
Americans need access to safe, affordable, and reliable water. Today, challenges to the supply, such as drought, ground water depletion, increasing population, and aging infrastructure pose a risk to our nation's water security.
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