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Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results

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Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
Title
Combating nuclear smuggling
Title remainder
DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
Title variation
  • Combating nuclear smuggling
  • DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
  • DNDO's Phase 3 tests
Title variation remainder
Department of Homeland Security's Phase Three test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. GAO was asked to assess (1) the degree to which the Phase 3 test report accurately depicts the test results and (2) the appropriateness of using the Phase 3 test results to determine whether ASPs represent a significant improvement over current radiation detection equipment. GAO also agreed to provide its observations on special tests conducted by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). GAO's recommendations include proposing that the Secretary of DHS revise the Phase 3 report to better disclose test results and limitations if it is to be used in any certification decision for ASP acquisition. DHS disagreed with two of GAO's recommendations but agreed to take action on a third. GAO continues to believe that all of its recommendations need to be implemented
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Radioactive substances
  • Smuggling
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Nuclear counters
Label
Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 31, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-979."
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
i, 23 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/31/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08979.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Combating nuclear smuggling : DHS's Phase 3 test report on advanced portal monitors does not fully disclose the limitations of the test results
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 31, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-979."
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
i, 23 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/31/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08979.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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