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.
Join HDIAC Thursday, September 24, from 1200 to 1300 EDT for our next webinar presentation. Please register in advance for the webinar at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF54D981834C39 In this webinar, Patrick Grother will describe the fundamentals of face recognition, its evaluation, and the performance results from the four ongoing tracks of the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The session will detail gains from the new generation of algorithms, failure modes, quantification of demographic effects, ageing, scalability, and give an overview of limitations and open research topics. Additionally, the session will cover standards for performance and attack detection measurement, face image quality assessment, face-aware capture, and future activities under FRVT.
Join HDIAC Thursday, October 1, from 1200 to 1300 EDT for a webinar presentation. Please register in advance at: https://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EF54DD81854C3B In this webinar, Mr. Darrel Johnston describes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ACDC program and its exploration of neutralization of bulk stores of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and organic precursors at or near the site of storage.
National Preparedness Month - Ready.gov
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
The United States faces increasingly complex threats from terrorism and targeted violence. Both continue to pose a grave threat in ways that have evolved dramatically in the nearly two decades since the 9/11 attacks. Although foreign terrorist organizations remain intent on striking our Homeland, we also face a growing threat from domestic actors. Our enemies seek to spur violence in our communities and divide our society. Combating terrorism and targeted violence requires the combined efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), our Federal and state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) government partners and civil society.
CDC Awards $7 Million for Pilot Project to Reduce Chronic Disease by Advancing Health Equity - CDC.gov
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $7 million over two years to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to fund a pilot project that will identify up to 50 high-burden communities working to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health.
Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers developed a product to detect chemical weapons accurately at low concentration levels.
The world inside the human cell grew a bit more interesting in recent years as the role of a new biological structure became clearer.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette joined Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski in announcing the reestablishment of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Arctic Energy Office (AEO), which will be located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
To update findings from previous Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- and American Urological Association (AUA)-funded reviews evaluating therapies for clinically localized prostate cancer (CLPC).
Creating Cross-Domain Kill Webs in Real Time - DARPA.mil
Two DARPA-developed technologies - a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool - played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).
Tech. Sgt. Alejandra Avila will celebrate her ninth year in the Air Force Sept. 27, right in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Imagine a bandage that can tell whether a wound is healing properly, adjust itself to fight infection and electronically stimulate the body to speed up healing. It could also communicate with medical staff, who would adjust the device as necessary to heal wounds in less time and with less pain than traditional dressings.
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