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Written testimony of DNDO for a joint House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation and House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security hearing titled “Prevention of Smuggling at U.S. Ports”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Acting Director Dr. Wayne Brasure addresses DNDO’s efforts to prevent the smuggling of nuclear or other radioactive materials via the Nation’s maritime ports.

Architecture and Plans Directorate

Within the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, the Architecture and Plans Directorate develops, analyzes, and reports on the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture.The Global Nuclear Detection Architecture is a framework for detecting (through technical and non-technical means), analyzing, and reporting on nuclear and other radioactive materials that are out of regulatory control.   Working in coordination with international, federal, state, and local partners, the Architecture and Plans Directorate analyzes the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture, identifies weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and develops programs to address these issues, to make nuclear terrorism prohibitively difficult for our adversaries.

Doing Business with DNDO

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is a jointly staffed office, within the Department of Homeland Security, including detailees and liaisons from departments such as the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

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