The Resource Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters

Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters

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Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters
Title
Combating nuclear smuggling
Title remainder
DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Combating nuclear smuggling
  • DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology
Title variation remainder
Department of Homeland Security improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology
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eng
Summary
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is testing new advanced spectroscopic portal (ASP) radiation detection monitors. DNDO expects ASPs to reduce both the risk of missed threats and the rate of innocent alarms, which DNDO considers to be key limitations of radiation detection equipment currently used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at U.S. ports of entry. Congress has required that the Secretary of DHS certify that ASPs provide a significant increase in operational effectiveness before obligating funds for full-scale procurement. GAO was asked to review (1) the degree to which DHS's criteria for a significant increase in operational effectiveness address the limitations of existing radiation detection equipment, (2) the rigor of ASP testing and preliminary test results, and (3) the ASP test schedule. GAO reviewed the DHS criteria, analyzed test plans, and interviewed DHS officials. GAO recommends that DHS assess ASPs against the full potential of current equipment and revise the program schedule to allow time to conduct computer simulations of ASPs' capabilities and to uncover and resolve problems with ASPs before full-scale deployment
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DID
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Radioactive substances
  • Smuggling
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Nuclear counters
  • Radiation warning systems
Label
Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (GAO, viewed June 26, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "GAO-09-655."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 28 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS improved testing of advanced radiation detection portal monitors, but preliminary results show limits of the new technology : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (GAO, viewed June 26, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "GAO-09-655."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 28 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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