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Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 14

Definition/Scope: (HSPD-14) Homeland Security Presidential Directive-14, also known as National Security Presidential Directive-43, authorized the formation of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). This new office is to protect against the unauthorized importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of a nuclear explosive device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States, and to protect against attack using such devices or materials against the people, territory, or interests of the United States. As such it is the policy of the United States to: (a) continue to develop, deploy, and enhance national nuclear and radiological detection capabilities in an effort to better detect, report on, disrupt, and prevent attempts to import, possess, store, transport, develop, or use such devices and materials; (b) continue to enhance the effective integration of nuclear and radiological detection capabilities across Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector for a managed, coordinated response; and (c) continue to advance the science of nuclear and radiological detection through an aggressive, expedited, evolutionary, and transformational program of research and development in such detection technologies. It directed that the shall among others requirements, serve as the primary entity in the United States Government to further develop, acquire, and support the deployment of an enhanced domestic system to detect and report on attempts to import, possess, store, transport, develop, or use an unauthorized nuclear explosive device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States, and improve that system over time and to enhance and coordinate the nuclear detection efforts of Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to ensure a managed, coordinated response. It did state that the DNDO will be responsible for the implementation of the domestic portion of the global architecture whereas the Secretary of Defense will retain responsibility for implementation of DOD requirements within and outside the United States and that the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Energy will maintain their respective responsibilities for policy guidance and implementation of the portion of the global architecture outside the United States, which will be implemented consistent with applicable law and relevant international arrangements.



Used For:

National Security Presidential Directive - 43

Acronym:

HSPD-14

Broader Terms:

Homeland Security Presidential Directives
nuclear weapon

Narrower Terms:

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Related Terms:

Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
State Department


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