Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Can It Overcome Past Problems and Chart A New Direction? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, September 30, 2010   [open pdf - 256KB]

From the opening statement of Representative Yvette D. Clarke: "This subcommittee meets today to welcome Mr. Warren Stern as the new director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office [DNDO]. I think it bears emphasizing that the title of today's hearing is, ''The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Can It Overcome Past Problems and Chart a New Direction?'' That pretty much sums it up, Mr. Stern. DNDO is tasked with arguably one of the most important National security missions there is--prevention of nuclear terrorism. There are many facets to the mission. DNDO is responsible for the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture, our overall National strategy for locating and interdicting illicit nuclear materials in this country. This means working with the Department, across agencies, with the White House, with Congress, and with international partners to find, deter, and prevent nuclear smuggling. You are the coordinator of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center, focused on attribution of nuclear materials and devices. You are responsible for supporting the operational entities within the Department, such as CBP [Customs and Bordr Patrol], the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service, in carrying out their mission to stop terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. You are responsible for developing, procuring, and deploying cutting edge technologies to support these missions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Yvette D. Clarke, Daniel E. Lungren, and Warren M. Stern.

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