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Join HDIAC Friday, January 15, from 1200 to 1300 EST for a webinar presentation titled "The Continued Threat of Infectious Diseases to the U.S. Military." Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF59DA85844938 The US military is an expeditionary force and constantly engaged in global missions. During deployment, servicemembers are often at risk from infectious diseases which have the potential to make the individual and the unit mission incapable and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, diarrheal diseases, and many others threaten the force and require medical countermeasures to eliminate or mitigate the risk.
HDIAC Webinars – Energy Security - HDIAC.org
Join HDIAC Thursday, January 21, from 1200 to 1300 EST for a webinar presentation titled "Energy Security." Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF58D688844C3B This webinar describes the sophisticated global setting where energy security, national security, and geopolitics intersect. People everywhere want abundant, reliable, clean, and affordable energy. Nation-states have a geopolitical identity and geopolitical aspirations for influence. Energy security is an essential factor in those aspirations. Nation-states can influence developments beyond their borders regarding access to, processing, and transportation of natural resources, such as carbon-based energy and minerals essential for renewable energy development.
Battery experts at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and four heavy hitters from industry and academia have formed partnerships this past year designed to advance battery materials and processes.
Large Clinical Trial Will Test Combination Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Mild/Moderate COVID-19 - NIH.gov
A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two experimental antibodies, BRII-196 and BRII-198, target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial, known as ACTIV-2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the "Energy for Space" strategy, an outlook of policy recommendations to further DOE's role in powering the next generation of space exploration. "Energy for Space" supports President Trump's recently released National Space Policy, and calls for DOE to be an essential source of the science, technology, and engineering solutions that are needed for advancing U.S. leadership in the space domain.
NREL and Project Partners Team-Up To Advance Species Conservation and Wind Energy Deployment - NREL.gov
As wind energy continues to supply more power to the electric grid, development of cost-effective solutions to detect and deter wildlife from wind energy facilities grows with increasing importance.
Searching commercial vehicles just got easier for members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron.
The Future Is Autonomous: NREL’s Autonomous Energy Grids Research Featured in IEEE Spectrum - NREL.gov
Some neighbors depend on each other for a cup of sugar or dog-walking. But in the Colorado neighborhood of Basalt Vista, the residents are closer than most: They share their electricity.
As the United States wraps up another historical and impactful year, many of us will be relaxing and celebrating a different, but momentous, holiday season. During this much needed downtime, one leg of the nuclear triad will continue to stand as world's most formidable arm of nuclear deterrence.
DHS Modernizes Critical Identification Requirements after Congress Passes REAL ID Modernization Act - DHS.gov
As a result of extensive state, industry, and government collaboration, Congress has passed the bipartisan REAL ID Modernization Act. The Act modernizes REAL ID requirements originally set more than 15 years ago.
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