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Combating nuclear smuggling

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is responsible for addressing the threat of nuclear smuggling. Radiation detection portal monitors are part of the U.S. defense against such threats. In 2007, Congress required that funds for new advanced spectroscopic portal (ASP) monitors could not be spent until the Secretary of DHS certified that these machines represented a significant increase in operational effectiveness over currently deployed portal monitors. In addition to other tests, DNDO conducted the Phase 3 tests on ASPs to identify areas in which the ASPs needed improvement. ...
sources, radiological risks, and difficult nuclear legacies: Some institutional safeguards eroded in the half century of coexistence with the sword of nuclear annihilation. Although the most extreme threats are now greatly diminished, societal institutions still reverberate with lasting, sometimes intangible effects from the prolonged period of discord. Topping the list of present-day institutional legacies and challenges are demands to safeguard residual nuclear weapons , to pay off national debts , to clean up toxic residues, to reconstruct peacetime norms, and to fend off future threats to stability.
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SURVEY RESULTS FOR
COMBATING NUCLEAR SMUGGLING

GAO-06-389 Combating Nuclear Smuggling: DHS Has Made Progress ...
of the program's costs indicates that DHS may incur a $342 million cost ..... GAO-06-389 Combating Nuclear Smuggling approximately 88 percent of all ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
GAO-08-1108R Combating Nuclear Smuggling: DHS's Program to Procure ...
Sep 22, 2008 ... Although combating nuclear smuggling is one of the nation's highest priorities ..... one ASP contractor is about 13 percent ($1.6 million) ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

GAO-05-840T Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Efforts to Deploy ...
Jun 21, 2005 ... our past work, combating nuclear smuggling requires an integrated approach that includes equipment, proper training of border security ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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