A support system for innovative solutions that protect our homeland and defend against threats.
The mission of the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is to perform the functions of a DoD Information Analysis Center (IAC) in support of the following vital technical areas:

  • Homeland Security and Defense
  • Medical
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Cultural Studies
  • Alternative Energy
  • CBRN Defense
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Biometrics

IACs are operated by contractors from industry and academia. This HDIAC contract is a follow-on to a predecessor "legacy" contract:  the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC) contract, which covered the scope areas of Homeland Security & Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and CBRN Defense. Now four new scope areas have been added including Biometrics, Medical, Cultural Studies, and Alternative Energy to complete the HDIAC contract.

The purpose of the HDIAC contract is to leverage the best expertise from industry, other Government agencies, and academia to solve the government’s toughest scientific and technical problems.  The IAC shall serve as a ready tool for strategic, operational and tactical organizations within DoD and the broader community.  The IAC shall build a community of subject matter experts (SMEs) and provide long-term Scientific and Technical Information (STI) for the DoD and enable DoD to avoid the creation of duplicate holdings of STI, as well as avoid duplication in analytical capabilities in various R&D support components.

IACs provide tactical relevance through direct connection to the Warfighter, and strategic value through long term trend analysis and recommendations. Products such as State-of-the-Art Reports (SOARs) provide a detailed analysis of critical challenges, while technical inquiry services offer a direct connection to a vast network of subject matter experts from across government, industry and academia.
IACs also work directly with customers on Core Analysis Tasks (CATs) and Technical Area Tasks (TATs), both of which yield new STI. They also collect, maintain and develop analytical tools and techniques including databases, models and simulations and provide research and   analysis services to customers with diverse, complex, and challenging requirements.

The HDIAC will be one of three new Basic Centers of Operation (BCOs) for the IACs, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, along with CSIAC and DSIAC.

In 2008, the IAC program announced changes to our contract structure, in response to changes in legislation requiring enhanced competition.
These changes will enhance and expand IAC capabilities, while achieving the efficiencies identified by the SECDEF. To assist customers in navigating these changes, we have provided the following transition chart.

HDIAC is scheduled to start in Summer 2013!