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Doing Business with the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)

Recognizing the risks associated with the potential use of a nuclear weapon within the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has integrated all nuclear detection research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition, and operational support into a single office: the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The DNDO will develop a global nuclear detection architecture; conduct research and development; and acquire and support the deployment of domestic nuclear detection systems.

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Systems Engineering & Evaluation Directorate

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is mandated by Congress to set Technical Capability Standards and implement a test and evaluation program, to provide performance, suitability, and survivability information, and related testing, for preventive radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) detection equipment in the United States.

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Transformational & Applied Research Directorate

DNDO is currently sponsoring research with the National Laboratories and private industry to explore innovative detection materials and concepts.


Direct all business inquiries to DNDO.Info@dhs.gov.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on April 7, 2009.