The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office was established in December 2017 by consolidating primarily the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, a majority of the Office of Health Affairs, as well as other DHS elements.
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The Product Acquisition and Deployment Directorate's mission is to improve partners’ ability to detect and identify dangerous nuclear and radiological sources. The directorate develops and acquires new or replacement systems for operational end users, ensuring systems are delivered with training and other supporting infrastructure.
Engaging in intensive cooperation helps the directorate understand the end-user community. An emphasis is given to understanding and assessing the results of needs and risk analyses to better conduct acquisition efforts.
The directorate also works closely with other Domestic Nuclear Detection Office directorates to accomplish its mission by:
- Developing or acquiring new capabilities to fill Global Nuclear Detection Architecture gaps, through work with the Architecture and Plans Directorate;
- Creating an environment to transition technology to meet partners’ needs, through work with the Transformational and Applied Research Directorate; and,
- Validating the capabilities of systems through vigorous testing, through work with the Assessments Directorate.
The directorate generates advanced technology capabilities through acquisition and development programs and ensures that efficient and effective purchasing agreements are in place. In part, this is accomplished through partnership with industry to acquire and develop radiological and nuclear detection systems as part of the Commercial First Initiative, which focuses on acquiring Commercial Off The Shelf systems and leveraging private sector development of nuclear detection systems and solutions that meet government requirements. For existing systems, the directorate continues to monitor systems performance to ensure continued field capability and provide feedback for future improvements.
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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office MS0550
Department Of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington DC 20528-0550