The Homeland Defense (HD) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary from worldwide sources, showing headlines of innovative, emerging technologies in HDIAC's eight focus areas.
DoDIAC Webinar, Wednesday, Apr 15th @ 12:00 EDT: NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience Center - HDIAC
This webinar discusses the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's ongoing work to ensure energy security and resilience in today's interconnected and interdependent world. Software applications and internet-enabled devices have been integrated into most industrial control systems, delivering many benefits, but also increasing vulnerability. NREL's Virtual Cyber Research Platform allows evaluation of interconnected components in an emulated grid environment to improve security and resilience of critical infrastructure.
This report is an overall research study of the CBRN Defense Market globally and provides detailed past data and information, estimations, as well as 10-year prediction of the target market, both region-wise and country-wise.
The Energy 202: Struggling U.S. Oil Companies Hope for More Economic Help in Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package - TheWashingtonPost
Lawmakers decided to kick the can down the road on a fraught political battle over refilling an emergency oil reserve in the effort to pass a much-needed stimulus package designed to send $2 trillion into the pocketbooks of people and businesses.
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
Three federal agencies have teamed up to collectively leverage and accelerate 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing technologies in the fight against COVID-19.
Space Force Launches its First Satellite - Military.com
The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.
DHS Proposes New Enterprise Biometric Administrative Records System - BiometricUpdate
Exemptions are needed to protect information on DHS activities to prevent disclosure of national security, law enforcement, and intelligence activities.
Body Armor for Women in Law Enforcement - Homeland Security
Law enforcement in the United States remains a male-dominated profession. According to recent reports, less than 13 percent of full-time officers are female. So, it stands to reason that the ballistic-resistant body armor worn by law enforcement officers in the field has traditionally been designed for the male build. As the number of women entering the field continues to rise, so too has the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) that is designed for the female physique.
Protecting U.S. Energy Grid and Nuclear Weapons Systems - Homeland Security
To deter attempts to disable U.S. electrical utilities and to defend U.S. nuclear weapon systems from evolving technological threats, Sandia researchers have begun two multiyear initiatives to strengthen U.S. responses.
Graphite nanoplatelets integrated into plastic medical surfaces can prevent infections, killing 99.99 per cent of bacteria which try to attach a cheap and viable potential solution to a problem which affects millions, costs huge amounts of time and money, and accelerates antibiotic resistance.
Bolstering Realistic Radiation Training - Homeland Security
The Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology provides a first responder training solution that can be used to protect against acts of radiological or nuclear terrorism and to deal with their subsequent aftermath.
New Material Developed Could Help Clean Energy Revolution - ScienceDaily
Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean energy.
New Automotive Biometric and Sensing Technologies Launched by Hyundai, Cadillac, ADI, Yandex, NXP - BiometricUpdate
Biometrics continue to be implemented in the automotive market, as Chinese auto maker Changan has launched its UNI-T with facial recognition for driver monitoring and human-computer interaction. The UNI-T also features an L3 self-driving system, which the company plans to fully introduced once autonomous driving has become established.
A biomedical technology consortium that collaborates with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command under an other transaction agreement might soon solicit proposals for innovative emerging technology prototypes that can be rapidly deployed before the end of this year to curb and combat the novel coronavirus.
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