The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is a Department of Defense sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center. HDIAC is one of three Information Analysis Centers (IAC). The IACs are responsible for acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating relevant scientific and technical information in support of the DoD and U.S. government research and development activities.
HDIAC’s mission is to be the go-to Research & Development (R&D), Science & Technology (S&T), and Research,Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) leader within the Homeland Defense and Security community by providing the DoD and Communities of Interest (CoI)/Communities of Practice (CoP):
- Timely, accurate, and authoritative scientific and technical information and analysis
- Professionally developed technical journals, Tech Talks, webinars, and other products that expand scientific and technical innovation awareness
- A bridge that spans the technology gap across government/academia/industry, lessening or eliminating expensive, redundant scientific expenditures
- New and emerging technologies that seamlessly integrate into the larger DoD innovation strategy, mission, and operation(s)
HDIAC provides information, analysis and collaboration and also establishes, provides and maintains extensive Scientific and Technical Information (STI) from DoD organizations, approved contractors and federal, state and local government. HDIAC covers topics in the following focus areas:
- Alternative Energy: Using renewable resources and other capabilities to harvest, generate, store, transmit and reuse energy to sustain growing energy needs.
- Biometrics: Uniquely identifying humans based on physiological and behavioral attributes.
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense: Minimizing impacts and effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events through detection, recognition and technological initiatives.
- Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP): Using emerging technologies to protect the framework of the country's security, economy and well-being.
- Cultural Studies: Understanding ideology and social, political and economic nature of other cultures and people.
- Homeland Defense and Security: Protecting the nation's security by countering terrorism and ensuring strong law enforcement, disaster response and information management.
- Medical: Providing medical understanding for improved homeland defense and military operations.
- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD): Combating and countering weapons of mass destruction via preparedness, countermeasures and arms control.