Protecting the Homeland from Nuclear and Radiological Threats, Hearing Before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 29, 2014 [open pdf - 564KB]
This testimony compilation is from the July 29, 2014 hearing entitled "Protecting the Homeland from Nuclear and Radiological Threats." From the opening statement of Patrick Meehan: "The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is the entity within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for preventing a nuclear attack, and is the lead agency within the U.S government for coordinating efforts to detect and intercept radiological and nuclear devices coming into the United States. DNDO coordinates these efforts through an interagency systems and collaborative framework known as the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA), and DNDO is responsible for implementing the GNDA domestically. DNDO works with other DHS components, including Customs and Border Protection, as well as state and local law enforcement, to provide these entities with the equipment and training needed to interdict radiological or nuclear material before it can enter the U.S. DNDO works closely with these components to install radiation portal monitors at ports of entry and supply officers with portable radiation monitors. Currently 100% of all containerized cargo coming is scanned at land and sea ports of entry in the U.S." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Meehan, Huban Gowadia, and David C. Trimble.
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