Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Has Taken Steps To Address Insider Threat, but Challenges Remain   [open pdf - 925KB]

From the Background Section: "The National Security Presidential Directive NSPD‐43/Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD‐14 established the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office in April 2005. This improved the Nation's ability to detect and report unauthorized attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear or radiological material for use against the United States. To accomplish this mission, DNDO [Domestic Nuclear Detection Office] collaborates with Federal, State, local, tribal, and international governments and the private sector. DNDO also relies on expertise from other DHS Components such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration, as well as interagency partners from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As of June 2013, DNDO had 122 Federal employees and 159 onsite contractors, most of whom are located in the Washington, DC area. DNDO received approximately $303 million in funding in fiscal year 2013."

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Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-14-113
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United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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