Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Acting Director Dr. Huban Gowadia addresses nuclear detection and DNDO’s progress in coordinating the global nuclear detection architecture (GNDA) and implementing the domestic portion.
On October 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) announced the publication of the first technical capability standard (TCS) titled "Technical Capability Standard for Handheld Instruments Used for the Detection and Identification of Radionuclides". TCSs are threat-informed, government-unique standards that provide detection capability goals for certain nuclear detection and non-intrusive imaging systems. The TCS is the first government unique standard published within DHS.
Helium-3 (3He) is a necessary component of many nuclear detection devices; however our country is facing a Helium-3 shortage. To address this shortage, DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is advancing the search for efficient, cost-effective alternative technologies.