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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-27) The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is a jointly-staffed, national office (department of Homeland Security) established 15 April 2005, to improve the Nation's capability to detect and report unauthorized attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear or radiological material for use against the Nation, and to further enhance this capability over time. Its Operations Directorate runs the Joint Analysis Center, which houses staff from the FBI, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and DoD and experts from parts of DHS, as well as a hotline to deal with radiological issues.

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Broader Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security directorates
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 14
National Security Presidential Directive - 43

Narrower Terms:

civil support
military assistance to civil authorities
nuclear deterrence
nuclear intelligence
nuclear weapon

Related Terms:

Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs)
CBRN operations
Department of State
Federal Emergency Management Agency

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