National Urban Security Technology Laboratory Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2009-2013   [open pdf - 7MB]

"The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) provides key capabilities as an element of the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Building on its proud tradition of 60+ years of service to the nation, NUSTL has taken on a new mission of testing, evaluation, and analysis of technologies with a specific focus on first responder, state and local entities. NUSTL had its beginnings in the Manhattan Project era of the 1940s, and then performed various radiation and nuclear measurement roles during the Cold War period. After being part of the Department of Energy for a number of years, in 2003 the then-Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) was transferred to the newly-established Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2009, EML's name was changed to NUSTL to more accurately represent its new mission. A Government-owned, Government Operated (GOGO) laboratory, NUSTL is programmatically aligned to the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's Test and Evaluation & Standards Division (TSD), with operational funding through the S&T Office of National Laboratories (ONL). This Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2009 -- 2013 has been developed to clarify the new mission of the Laboratory, one that is broader in terms of threats, and yet more focused functionally. This plan will help NUSTL capitalize on its major strengths and maximize its contribution to the S&T and DHS missions."

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