HDIAC Journal Archive

About the HDIAC Journal

The HDIAC Journal is a quarterly publication featuring articles by researchers, Subject Matter Experts and other leaders in HDIAC’s focus areas. (Learn more about other HDIAC Publications)

HDIAC Journal Archive

  • Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on seven of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the Alternative Energy article discusses a gasification system that can be used on military installations. Next, the Biometrics article looks at the use of "super-recognizers" in security contexts. The Homeland Defense and Security article focuses on a novel "nose" used to detect advanced threats. The CBRN Defense article discusses flexible, wireless sensors.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:4 Issue:4
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on four of HDIAC’s eight focus areas, with multiple articles in Homeland Defense and Security (HDS) and Medical. First, the Alternative Energy article discusses applications of algal biofuel for defense purposes. Next, the Critical Infrastructure Protection article looks at energy resilience in the wake of three significant hurricanes that struck the United States in 2017.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:4 Issue:4
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on five of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the Alternative Energy article discusses conformal, wearable batteries that power warfighter equipment. Next, the CBRN Defense article provides insight on the threats of ammonia and chloride. The Critical Infrastructure Protection article focuses on the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:4 Issue:2
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on four of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the Alternative Energy article discusses DoD applications of wearable thermoelectric generators powered by body heat. Next, in Biometrics, readers will learn about creating facial renderings from DNA samples. The Medical article outlines methods to improve warfighter cognitive performance. In WMD, we review nanotechnology’s potential role in a new arms race.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:4 Issue:1
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal provides readers insight on five of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. First, the alternative energy article discusses the need for alternatives to petroleum-based fuels to reduce the DoD’s petroleum consumption. Then, in CBRN, readers will learn about laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy’s use in detecting and identifying contaminated material. In CIP, emerging smarter camera solutions are offering a range of strategic and tactical benefits.

  • HDIAC Journal Special Nanotechnology Issue
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    Nanotechnology research within the DoD is slowly transitioning from basic to applied, and as this happens, more attention is being paid to how nanotechnology will benefit the individual warfighter and how to overcome challenges for implementing these technologies, such as facilitating technology transfer and minimizing environmental impacts. The articles presented in this special issue not only exhibit applications of nanotechnology in the HDIAC’s focus areas, but they also reveal the re

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:3 Issue:4
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal touches on seven of HDIAC’s focus areas. In alternative energy and biometrics, articles look at new ways to power individual warfighter and explores video analytics. Then, in CBRN and critical infrastructure protection, authors discuss how to engage neuroscience in defense operations and securing and defending the U.S. food infrastructure.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume: 3 Issue: 3
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal touches on most of HDIAC’s eight focus areas. The first of four articles looks at utilizing nanomaterials in electrical energy storage applications, while the second alternative energy article focuses on portable wind power. The third article discusses biometric advances in smart gun technology and the final article helps readers understand the effects of enhanced radiation weapons or salted devices.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:3 Issue:2
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal hits each of our eight focus areas. The first of four articles looks at the potential for partial hybridization of military power applications. The next article proposes a biometric smartphone application to use in disaster situations. Then, one author discusses the psychology behind ISIL’s use of graphic images in the media. The final article explores the applications of nanotechnology in military medicine.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:3 Issue:1
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of the HDIAC Journal looks at how Special Operations Forces use the latest technological innovations to increase warfighter effectiveness. Then the Journal explores research to mitigate and decontaminate urban, wide-area radiological contamination. Next, researchers discuss poor performance in unfamiliar face recognition. In addition, scientists look at social media's impact on operations in megacities.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:2 Issue:4
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    The Journal of the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is published quarterly by the HDIAC staff. HDIAC is a DoD sponsored Information Analysis Center (IAC) with policy oversight provided by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD (R&E)), and administratively managed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). HDIAC is operated by Information International Associates (IIa) in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:2 Issue:3
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    In an ever changing, technologically advancing world, we as a country and defense community are consistently aiming to remain ahead of our adversaries. HDIAC’s eight focus areas cover the depth and breadth of some of the most challenging areas across the globe. As a Department of Defense Information Analysis Center, we are equally as excited to be an active part of the innovation solution.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume:2 Issue:2
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    In the second issue of Volume 2 of the HDIAC Journal, we look at how advances in medical, alternative energy and homeland defense and security technologies can assist the Department of Defense. First, we review how advancements in harnessing power from the sea can benefit the DoD in developing further alternative energy sources.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume 2, Issue 1
    The Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)

    In the first issue of Volume 2 of the HDIAC Journal, we explore how advancements and knowledge in alternative energy, biometrics, CBRN defense and weapons of mass destruction can assist the Department of Defense. First, we look at advancements in solar power and how utilizing this source will be instrumental for the DoD to procure more secure and independent energy.

  • HDIAC Journal_Volume 1, Issue 3
    The Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)

    In this issue of the HDIAC Journal, we will address the critical components of emergency preparedness from both Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense angles. Additionally, as the U.S. continues to address shortfalls through technological advances, in an attempt to bolster our nation’s border security, biometrics will play a key role in the implementation, management, and enforcement of immigration policies.

  • HDIAC Journal Volume 1, Issue 4
    The Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)

    In the final issue of Volume 1 of the HDIAC Journal, we will examine key elements of homeland defense, as it relates to security, critical infrastructure, medical and cultural studies. The first article details advances in trace detection of explosives. As new and previously undetectable explosives are more readily accessible, the U.S. must understand the necessity for increasing security at airports and other entry points to identify these evolving threats.

  • HDIAC Journal_Volume 1, Issue 2
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    The Journal of the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is published quarterly by the HDIAC staff. The HDIAC is a DOD sponsored Information Analysis Center (IAC), with policy oversight provided by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)), and administratively managed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). The HDIAC is operated by Information International Associates (IIA) in Oak Ridge, TN.

  • HDIAC Journal_Volume 1, Issue 1
    Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center

    This issue of The HDIAC Journa lprovides articles on the technologies used to support homeland defense efforts. These articles were developed by SMEs from within the HDIAC community of practice. We hope this journal will start the dialogue for more interactive discussions throughout our professional community.