Alternate Title: HSPD 14: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 14 establishes the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The DNDO was created to implement the domestic nuclear detection policy, as laid out in this directive: "(1) To protect against the unauthorized importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of a nuclear explosive device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States, and to protect against attack using such devices or materials against the people, territory, or interests of the United States, it is the policy of the United States to: (a) Continue to develop, deploy, and enhance national nuclear and radiological detection capabilities in an effort to better detect, report on, disrupt, and prevent attempts to import, possess, store, transport, develop, or use such devices and materials; (b) Continue to enhance the effective integration of nuclear and radiological detection capabilities across Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector for a managed, coordinated response; and (c) Continue to advance the science of nuclear and radiological detection through an aggressive, expedited, evolutionary, and transformational program of research and development in such detection technologies."
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 14; HSPD 14; National Security Presidential Directive 43; NSPD 43
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/