Podcasts / Webinars
The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). HDIAC´s mission is to utilize expertise and knowledge from government agencies, research institutions, laboratories, industry and… Read More
Infectious diseases, transmitted by either contact with body fluids or through a vector, is an important consideration for military operations. From time-to-time, outbreaks occur when the number of disease cases exceeds typical levels, and sometimes these diseases can spread to other… Read More
Discovering and implementing new technologies supporting the health and wellness of U.S. warfighters continues to be important due to the correlation between the health of individual soldiers and the strength of the overall military. Nanomedicine, the integration of nanotechnology into… Read More
Alternative energy remains a priority for the Department of Defense. 3D printing can be an invaluable tool in order for the DoD to maintain a technological advantage. Emerging uses of 3D printing for alternative energy include solar cells, energy storage… Read More
Critical infrastructure, such as dams, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, etc., is a vital to the United States. On way to protect critical infrastructure is through sensors and controls to maintain components of infrastructure. Supervisory control and data acquisition systems, or SCADA… Read More
This webinar discusses findings from the 2018 HDIAC State of the Art Report (SOAR) on Methods for Investigating Chemical/Biological Weapons Use. Co-presented by HDIAC subject matter expert Gregory Nichols, the webinar reviews highlights of the report and offers a summary… Read More
A substantial number of Critical infrastructure components, such as dams, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, etc., were built over 50 years ago; therefore, it is vital to monitor aging and deterioration to maintain the infrastructure´s reliability and performance. In response to America´s… Read More
This webinar discusses findings from the 2018 HDIAC State of the Art Report on Department of Defense Considerations for Disaster Response. Co-presented by HDIAC subject matter experts Gregory Nichols and Joel Hewett, the webinar reviews highlights of the report and… Read More
The amount of nuclear waste is expected to increase as the world becomes more reliant on nuclear energy. There are two main models regarding nuclear waste management: on-site and centralized storage; each model has it own set of security and… Read More
Bioweapons harvested from naturally occurring pathogens must be produced in large quantities to be viable enough to pose a health risk to those who are exposed and a laboratory is usually necessary to create bioweapons. The advancement of new biotechnologies… Read More
The increase in nuclear proliferation and availability of ballistic missile technology present a growing threat to DoD operations domestically and abroad. Missile defense systems face increased range and salvo firing capabilities of hostile states, leaving current systems vulnerable. As more… Read More
The proliferation of 3D printed weapons will likely grow in tandem with the optimization of 3D printing technology. As 3D printers and the materials they employ become cheaper and more widespread, the availability of “homemade” 3D printed weapons will also… Read More
HDIAC provides analytical, scientific and professional research within our eight focus areas. Through our Basic Center of Operations (BCO), Subject Matter Expert (SME) network and extensive database collection, HDIAC is positioned to help support the nation´s toughest scientific and technical… Read More
Challenging technical problems that are beyond the scope of a basic inquiry (i.e., require more than 4 hours of research) can be solved by initiating a Core Analysis Task (CAT). CATs are separately funded work efforts over and above basic… Read More
Facial recognition software compares measurements and landmarks with images in an existing database to make a match. Researchers are responding by developing clothing and accessories that thwart the software´s recognition capabilities.
Wearable sensor technology has the opportunity to transform warfighter health and safety. A wearable sensor for biosurveillance would monitor diagnostics of the warfighter and the warfighter’s environment.
Traumatic brain injury is one of the hallmark injuries of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. This type of injury typically occurs from incidences such as collisions or blast force. This webinar discusses and compares various techniques/methods of diagnosing TBIs
Modern technological advances are significantly improving the operational capabilities of the power grid in the United States, and some of these advancements could be applied to existing infrastructure. Small scale implementation on surfaces such as sidewalks, bike paths, parking lots… Read More
This webinar provides an update on the current flu season and its impact on Department of Defense operations.
The development of SMR technology is at the forefront of nuclear research. SMRs have generated global interest, and potential future applications are a subject of international research directives. Project proposals include use of SMRs for desalination, process heat generation, biofuel… Read More
This webinar focuses on defining rare earth elements, how these elements are used, and why these elements are so critical to the mission of the Department of Defense. This webinar also discuss the challenges in terms of the rare earth… Read More
While the threat posed by a conventional terrorist attack (suicide bomb, active shooter, etc.) is still significant, the risk a bad actor takes in carrying out an attack is also significant. However, the risks a bad actor takes in exploiting… Read More
This presentation gives an overview of the dual nature of technology in the modern workplace. The development of new technology has reduced safety and health hazards in the workplace; however, with the rate of technology being produced and transferred into… Read More
This webinar discusses the national security risks of emerging technologies and applications. This webinar goes into detail and identifies examples of emerging technologies/applications and what potential issues could arise for these advanced developments.
This webinar discusses the concept of infrastructure resilience, mitigation strategies to improve resilience, and ways to measure resilience.
This webinar defines what emerging technology is, examples of emerging technologies, and why some of the emerging technology can be threats to security.
The flu outbreak has been widespread this year, affecting most of the United States. The Department of Defense plays a crucial role in flu mitigation and response.
Part two of our three part series on the 2018 Winter Olympics and the technologies used by warfighters and athletes in cold weather.
Ionizing radiation is considered a potent carcinogen. Therefore, determining absorbed radiation dose in humans, due to either occupational or accidental exposure, is critical for health management. Further, nuclear terrorism constitutes a potentially significant threat in recent times, and such acts… Read More
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers. Modern science has given us the ability to influence individual atoms and it has created a whole new world of possibilities. This webinar discusses the perception… Read More
Researchers are developing new technologies capable of aiding warfighter ballistic protection. These technologies include spider silk, nanotubes, and more. HDIAC Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Mostafa Bedewy, assistant professor and lead of the NanoProduct Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses… Read More
Bone regeneration is an emerging technology in the Department of Defense. The application of bone regeneration could prove effective in helping injured warfighters return to a normal, pain-free life. Together with Dr. David Anderson, Professor and Head of Large Animal… Read More