U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers, Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Dr. Huban Gowadia address DHS’ work to strengthen departmental unity of effort with regard to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats to the nation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Deputy Associate Administrator Robert Fenton addresses FEMA’s efforts within the realm of earthquake preparedness, response, and recovery.
The Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) recently conducted its fourth Collaborative Materials Exercise (CMX-4) to improve international understanding of nuclear forensic analysis and interpretation capabilities. DHS’s
An interagency exercise of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collections Task Force was successfully executed at the Nevada National Security Site on February 20-27, 2015. DHS served as a lead planner and coordinator.
From February 17-19, 2015, members of DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office joined a U.S. delegation, led by the State Department, to participate in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) Implementation and Assessment Group’s Mid-Year Meeting in Rabat, Morocco. DNDO provided subject matter expertise for this event and played a key role in the planning and facilitation of Atlas Lion, the featured table-top exercise in which the 139 attendees from 30 countries and three official observer organizations participated.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Huban Gowadia addresses the ongoing efforts of DNDO to prevent and protect against radiological threats.
On July 21-24, 2014, DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) served as the lead planner for exercise Prominent Hunt 14-2 in Indiana to help ensure and enhance the Nation’s preparedness for a potential terrorist attack with an impro
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Huban Gowadia addresses DNDO’s focus in preventing nuclear terrorism through the enhancement of nuclear detection and technical forensics capabilities.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Huban Gowadia addresses efforts to prevent and prepare for radiological events.
Improving the performance of radiological and nuclear detection technology is critical to enhancing our ability to detect and interdict nuclear threats. The passive detection of fast neutrons is a strong indicator of the presence of certain nuclear materials such as weapons grade plutonium. Fast neutron detection also supports enhanced detection of shielded special nuclear material in various active detection approaches.