Homeland Defense & Security Highlights Archive

HDIAC Highlights are noteworthy news items that are published daily from within our eight focus areas sourced from .gov/.mil press releases.

December 18, 2018 Highlight: New Materials Architectures Sought to Cool Hypersonic Vehicles
DARPA’s Materials Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH) pr...


December 14, 2018 Highlight: U.S. Indo-Pacific forces participate in annual Operation Christmas Drop
The patch of Operation Christmas Drop 2018 rests on the flight suit of a pilot f...


December 13, 2018 Highlight: Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology
Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technolo...


December 12, 2018 Highlight: US Army, UK researchers study jet lag remedy in Brunei
U.S. Army Col. James Bartholomees III (right), commander of the 173rd Airborne B...


December 11, 2018 Highlight: Bringing Advanced Microelectronics to Revolutionary Defense Applications
DARPA's Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) seeks to create a more specializ...


December 10, 2018 Highlight: STPSat-5 Successfully Launched from Vandenberg AFB
Space Test Program Satellite 5 (STPSat-5) launches aboard Spaceflight Industries...


December 07, 2018 Highlight: Unmanned aircraft enhances Army Guard response capabilities
Army Pfc. Michael Makowski, with the South Carolina Army National Guard's D Comp...


December 05, 2018 Highlight: Bringing hope to Paradise, by the truckload
Derek Milsaps, USDA Assistant Director for Northern California, and Soldiers fro...


December 04, 2018 Highlight: Squad X Improves Situational Awareness, Coordination for Dismounted Units
Portable, integrated systems allow infantry squads to detect threats and synchro...


November 30, 2018 Highlight: Soldiers from US, China partner for disaster training
U.S. Army and PRC PLA Soldiers receive instructions for the day during the pract...


November 28, 2018 Highlight: Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents
Ryan Kristensen, a manager in Sandia National Laboratories’ mission assurance ...



November 20, 2018 Highlight: Maxwell plays pivotal role in 2018 hurricane relief efforts
Urban Search and Rescue teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency a...



November 16, 2018 Highlight: Self-sensing materials are here
From left, Amit Naskar, Ngoc Nguyen and Christopher Bowland in ORNL’s Carb...


November 15, 2018 Highlight: Tent systems form building blocks to restore living conditions to Yutu survivors
U.S. Army Spc. John Blas, a Soldier with the 797th Engineer Company (Vertica...



November 13, 2018 Highlight: Cutting through the noise: Army, industry work together to speed up signal detection
Stryker crewmen with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire an M1128 Mo...


November 09, 2018 Highlight: Modeling, monitoring and microgrids: ORNL provides help as Puerto Rico rebuilds
L-R, Researchers Nils Stenvig, Isabelle Snyder and Travis Smith are developi...


November 08, 2018 Highlight: Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts
Sailors assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, load a high-mobility excavator...


November 07, 2018 Highlight: Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories
Aerospace engineer Steven Beresh, left, and technologist Russell Spillers of...


October 25, 2018 Highlight: Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system
Soldiers assigned to the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Tea...


October 22, 2018 Highlight: Invictus athlete motivated to adapt and overcome
Team Army Spc. Stephanie Johnson finishes a race despite a race injury during t...


October 22, 2018 Highlight: Electronic warfare: A battlefield on a different wavelength
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Morvant and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Derema...


October 18, 2018 Highlight: Army Reserve preparing to fight on a new battlefield
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers Pfc. Jeremy Jackson (left) and Sgt. Josh Soroky, 342n...


October 17, 2018 Highlight: Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona
USCGA Cadet 1st Class Marshall Grant (center) hands a corrosion rack lined with ...


October 15, 2018 Highlight: Clearing the path: Florida National Guard works route clearance
Florida National Guardsmen of the 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion from Tallahas...


October 11, 2018 Highlight: SLATE demo highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot training
The Secure Live Virtual Constructive Advanced Training Environment LVC pod is attached to an F-16 with the 64th Aggr...


October 09, 2018 Highlight: Discovering New Molecules for Military Applications
AI chemistry program aims to accelerate creation of novel, high-performance mole...


October 05, 2018 Highlight: Network Cross-Functional Team, acquisition partners experimenting to modernize tactical network
Soldiers operate a vehicle with the WIN-T communication system during an exercis...


October 04, 2018 Highlight: US, Montenegro conduct groundbreaking cyber defense cooperation
An U.S. Cyber Command Airman and a member of the Ministry of Defense of Monteneg...


October 03, 2018 Highlight: Army testing more effective ghillie suits
The current ghillie suit, known as the Flame Resistant Ghillie System, is shown ...



September 28, 2018 Highlight: Best Warrior challenges to be based on real-world experience
Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Russell Baghdadi, with Headquarters and Headquar...


September 28, 2018 Highlight: Navy to Commission Submarine Indiana
180522-O-N0101-110 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 22, 2018) The Virginia-class attack subm...


September 27, 2018 Highlight: Synthetic Training Environment and the digital revolution in the Army
The Synthetic Training Environment will assess Soldiers in enhancing decision-ma...


September 27, 2018 Highlight: Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams
A Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle departs Rukla, Lithuania to begin preparation...


September 24, 2018 Highlight: Department of Defense Transitions Assets in the Carolinas
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2018) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kears...


September 21, 2018 Highlight: Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause to tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath
HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew Airmen with the 334th Air Expeditionary Group, sit alert ...


September 19, 2018 Highlight: ANG rescue teams save 19 civilians following Hurricane Florence
Members of the 106th Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, drop f...


September 18, 2018 Highlight: Preparing for future battlefields: The Next Generation Combat Vehicle
An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew changes position on the range during gunnery training at...


September 17, 2018 Highlight: Uber & the Army: How ‘Flying Car’ Research Agreement Benefits Both
Future unmanned aircraft systems may benefit from research development of rotor technology. ...


September 11, 2018 Highlight: Southeastern states prepare for Hurricane Florence
Satellite image via NOAA (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) ...


September 10, 2018 Highlight: DARPA Announces $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies
DARPA’s multi-year strategy seeks contextual reasoning in AI systems to create more trusti...



August 30, 2018 Highlight: Dangerous and dirty – MacDill “Tank Divers” power the fight
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Triston Evans, an aircraft fuel systems journeyman assigned to the 6th Maintena...


August 29, 2018 Highlight: Chill, cryogenics has what you need
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Hall, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenic production operator, ...


August 27, 2018 Highlight: Proliferation of drones posing risk for U.S. military, Army expert says
The U.S. Army is at the forefront of identifying and mitigating threats from unmanned aerial systems, includi...


August 24, 2018 Highlight: Hawaii Braces as Hurricane Lane Threatens
Marines secure vehicles, aircraft and equipment prior to Hurricane Lane’s arrival at Marine Corps Air Stat...


August 21, 2018 Highlight: Battlespace acoustics branch protects hearing, human performance
Dr. Eric Thompson, a research engineer with the Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch...


August 20, 2018 Highlight: Robotic Payload for RSGS Mission Moves to Next Phase of Development
Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program team completes preliminary design review for robotic...


August 17, 2018 Highlight: Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world engineered at Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Michael Chandross, left, and Nic Argibay show a computer simulatio...


August 16, 2018 Highlight: New airborne system to save Soldiers' lives
A simulated towed jumper scenario is created during U.S. Army testing with a mannequin that is towed behind...


August 15, 2018 Highlight: Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice containing wildland fire during a field training exercise at th...



August 13, 2018 Highlight: Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle
An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prep...


August 10, 2018 Highlight: Restoring Trust in Electronic Documents
DARPA program aims to radically improve software’s ability to recognize and reject invalid and malicious el...


August 08, 2018 Highlight: Army scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere
Fine-scale turbulent flow is simulated using the ABLE-LBM model with the behavior of the west wind on the lef...



July 31, 2018 Highlight: California Guard provides critical intelligence for Carr Fire
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew LeMaire and Staff Sgt. Marlon Ramos of the California Air National Guard's 195th ...


July 30, 2018 Highlight: Army invention traps things that go buzz in the day
Aedes albopictus, is one type of mosquito responsible for spreading dengue and yellow fevers as well as the Zika a...


July 23, 2018 Highlight: Accelerating the Exploration of Promising Artificial Intelligence Concepts
DARPA today announced its Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program, a key component of the agency’s broader ar...


July 19, 2018 Highlight: Faster, Lighter, Smarter: DARPA Gives Small Autonomous Systems a Tech Boost
Researchers demo latest quadcopter software to navigate simulated urban environments, performing real-world task...


July 18, 2018 Highlight: Brixon, Inc. licenses ORNL’s innovative sensor technology for security applications
CAPTION:Sensors can be mounted as a stationary monitor or attached to a drone for aerial surveillance and advanced...


July 17, 2018 Highlight: Seeing around corners
CAPTION: Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East African Response Force, fire M240 we...


July 16, 2018 Highlight: Reducing the Data Demands of Smart Machines
DARPA program seeks to reduce machine learning’s dependence on labeled data by a million-fold for more effi...


July 13, 2018 Highlight: Demand for Army's space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow
U.S. Soldiers and NATO partners conduct a live-fire exercise with Patriot and Stinger missiles in Chania, Greec...


July 12, 2018 Highlight: Experimental Spaceplane Program Successfully Completes Engine Test Series
DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XSP) advances toward its goal for rapid turnaround and on-demand laun...


July 06, 2018 Highlight: Reserve Citizen Airmen support SpaceX resupply rocket launch
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a Spacex Falcon 9 rock...


July 02, 2018 Highlight: Army electronic warfare prototypes reach first CONUS brigade
FORT RILEY, Kan. -- For today's commander, having a clear picture of the battlefield is almost as much about understanding ...


June 27, 2018 Highlight: AFWERX's innovations strengthens perimeter security
By Airman Bailee A. Darbasie, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs LAS VEGAS -- Approximately 75 mil...


June 26, 2018 Highlight: Long range, short term
By Capt. Steve Draheim and Maj. Paul SantamariaJune 22, 2018 PICATINNY ARESNAL, N.J. -- PEO Ammunition, ARDEC a...


June 25, 2018 Highlight: GXV-T Advances Radical Technology for Future Combat Vehicles
DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness ...