Taken from the Introduction: "The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) celebrates another exceptional year in which it delivered on its mission to test, evaluate and analyze homeland security capabilities, while serving as a technical authority to the first responders protecting our cities. NUSTL's 2014 Annual Report details its accomplishments and recognizes our staff that made such accomplishments possible. […] In addition, NUSTL also expanded its Radiological/Nuclear Response and Recovery (RNRR) Research and Development (R&D) portfolio by initiating six new projects that aim to identify gaps in training, provide a transportation hub with the capability to detect the presence of radiation and initiate the development of a handbook that details guidance and field operational job tools. NUSTL also strengthened its relationships with the federal, interagency, local and state first responders, academia and private sector entities this year through extensive outreach by collaborating with more than 110 organizations. This was done primarily through NUSTL's New York Area Science and Technology Forum (NYAST). In 2014, NUSTL held NYAST meetings on virtual training for first responders, electromagnetic pulse effects on first responder equipment and on the latest advancements in surveillance technologies. More than 100 NYAST members, representing numerous organizations across the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) attended the three NYAST meetings in person and virtually through the NYAST webinar."