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Nuclear Forensics Technical Mission Areas

Nuclear forensics addresses a diverse set of topics related to the collection, analysis, and evaluation of pre-detonation (intact) and post-detonation (exploded) radiological or nuclear materials, devices, and debris, as well as the immediate effe

Written testimony of S&T Under Secretary, OHA Assistant Secretary, and DNDO Director for a House Committee on Homeland Security joint subcommittee hearing titled “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America”

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.

DHS Participates in Exercise in Morocco to Build International Capabilities to Prevent Radiological Terrorism

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. 

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