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.
In Case You Missed It – Interoperability Among Agencies and Local Population during Multilateral Peacekeeping Operations – Part 1 & 2 - HDIAC.org
Integrated missions require people from diverse backgrounds to work together and to work with local populations with whom they may be unfamiliar, and these cultural differences can present challenges or opportunities. Focusing on multilateral peacekeeping missions, this podcast extends a model of how culture affects interoperability among members of an integrated mission - horizontal interoperability - to the understanding of how culture affects an integrated mission's work with local populations - vertical interoperability. The podcast identifies seven principles of action which allow integrated missions to take account of culture in engaging local populations.
Webinars – Biostasis - HDIAC.org
Join HDIAC next Thursday, October 29, from 1200 to 1300 EDT for our next webinar presentation. Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF55DC85814E39 This webinar provides an overview of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Biostasis program. The Biostasis program aims to extend the time for lifesaving medical treatment, often referred to as "the Golden Hour," following traumatic injury or acute infection, thus increasing survivability for military personnel operating in far-forward conditions with limited access to medical professionals or trauma centers. To do so, Biostasis is developing novel chemical biology approaches that reversibly and controllably slow biological systems without cold-chain to stabilize and protect their functional capacity until medical intervention is possible
An Army researcher along with university partners developed a miniaturized holography instrument that is being used on unmanned aerial vehicles to safely and efficiently capture images for the detection and characterization of aerosols, contributing to the situational awareness and lethality of Soldiers.
FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorization for Certain Non-NIOSH-Approved Filtering Face-Piece Respirators - FDA.gov
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reissued the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for certain filtering face-piece respirators (FFRs) that are manufactured in China and are not approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Two offshore wind research buoys managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) were deployed recently off the coast of California. This marks the first time the buoys have been launched to gather meteorological and oceanographic measurements off the West Coast.
Researchers with the U.S. Army Futures Command are part of a team that tested alternative ways to measure COVID-19 antibody levels, resulting in a process that is faster, easier and less expensive to use on a large scale. Their method holds promise for accurately identifying potential donors who have the best chance of helping infected patients through convalescent plasma therapy.
The sensors are capable of precisely and continuously capturing temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels, and heart performance signals.
Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. Researchers have now presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a supercapacitor.
A full-scale crash test involving a semitruck impacting the side of the first prototype of a new weapons transporter successfully took place at Sandia National Laboratories this summer.
Homeland Threat Assessment - Homeland Security
This first-of-its-kind report synthesizes threat information across DHS including intelligence and operational components.
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