The Product Acquisition & Deployment Directorate (PADD) carries out the engineering development, production, procurement and deployment of current and next-generation nuclear detection systems to support the development of the Global Nuclear Detecting Architecture (GNDA) and to support an end-user community that includes other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
- Continuously improve the ability of our end-users to detect and identify dangerous nuclear and radiological sources as an adjunct to their normal duties;
- Efficiently deploy nuclear and radiological detection technology to the end-user communities in support of the detection/identification mission;
- Develop or acquire new capability to fill GNDA gaps;
- Acquire appropriate existing technology to replace aged devices from the existing inventory;
- Thoroughly validate the capabilities of systems through vigorous testing
- Understand the end-user community through intensive cooperation;
- Understand and assess the results the GNDA Capability Based Analysis and Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Risk Analysis (RNTRA) to ensure they align to acquisition outcomes;
- Generate advanced technology capabilities through acquisition/development programs;
- Establish a strategic sourcing foundation for radiation and nuclear detection technologies to ensure efficient and effective purchasing agreements are in place for our end-users;
- Monitor existing systems performance to provide feedback for improvement;
- Maintain deployment capabilities to meet the needs of our end-user community.