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. Next, we turn to Europe, and examine how using biometrics for any DoD operations in the European Union will be subject to EU privacy laws. Then we discuss how a collaborative approach can be used to respond more effectively to CBRN terrorism events. Finally, new technologic capabilities allow Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems to locate WMDs, from a distance and in real-time. These systems are able to detect, identify and report a hazard to achieve contamination avoidance.