HDIAC Partnerships

HDIAC’s strategically aligned partnerships provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with ready resources, including Subject Matter Experts (SME), programs, and facilities that enhance research capabilities and opportunities. Specifically, HDIAC utilizes these relationships to facilitate research and development (R&D) in support of the DoD and Homeland Defense and Security communities.

Information International Associates, Inc. HDIAC is a DoD Information Analysis Center (IAC) operated by Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa) for the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

IIa leverages expertise in information management, innovative applications of technologies, deep subject matter knowledge, and decades of proven experience to provide unique value to customers and partners. IIa has a keen understanding of roles of information within and between organizations and how to unlock the potential of information as a strategic resource.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers collaborate with HDIAC regarding novel Department of Energy (DOE) scientific and technical (S&T) innovations that may also fill DoD gaps and requirements. ORNL pioneers the development of new energy sources, technologies and materials, along with the advancement of knowledge in the biological, chemical, computational, engineering, environmental, physical, and social sciences.

Auburn University

HDIAC partners with Auburn University to initiate R&D projects in Alternative Energy, CBRN Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Homeland Defense and Security, and Medical. HDIAC established this partnership with Auburn University in 2017 to support DoD S&T/R&D requirements.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant University that received more than $336 million in external research funding in 2016. HDIAC established this partnership in 2017. OSU researchers support HDIAC initiative research efforts regarding advanced medical applications for monitoring force health, improving radiation detection, nanomaterial characterization, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and search and rescue.


HDIAC works with ORAU to identify universities with specific capabilities that can support DoD requirements. As a consortium of major Ph.D.-granting academic institutions, ORAU cultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, ORAU also manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for DOE.

West Virginia University Innovation Corporation

West Virginia University Innovation Corporation (WVUIC) is an independent, nonprofit applied research corporation founded to provide technical solutions, subject matter expertise, and testing and evaluation services for government and industry customers. WVUIC’s affiliation with West Virginia University builds upon a well-established portfolio of university-based research areas, providing access to SMEs with a wide range of skills, and to specialized equipment and secure testing facilities.