The Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection would be required to establish the Securing the Cities program, and would:
Assist state and local governments in designing and implementing, or enhancing existing, systems for coordinated and integrated detection and interdiction of nuclear or radiological materials that are out of regulatory control;
Support the development of a region-wide operating capability to detect and report on nuclear and other radioactive materials out of operational control;
Provide resources to enhance detection, analysis, communication, and coordination to better integrate state and local assets into federal operations;
Facilitate alarm decisions and provide technical assistance and expertise on operational concepts, training, exercises, and alarm response protocols;
Promote the sharing of information about the presence or detection of nuclear or other radiological materials among federal, state, and local governments in a transparent manner;
Designate participating jurisdictions among high-risk urban areas and other cities and regions as appropriate, and notify Congress at least three days before designating or changing such jurisdictions.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) would compile and submit an assessment that evaluates the effectiveness of the program.