This bill would require the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to focus its research and development on creating and improving technologies to detect and prevent the entry, transport, assembly, or potential use of a nuclear weapon or other fissile or radiological material in the U.S.
The DNDO’s research and development activities would:
Develop and maintain reports that give information on how the Office’s research investments align with gaps in the enhanced global nuclear detection architecture and with research challenges the Office has identified and seeks to address;
Explain the rationale for prioritizing and selecting research topics;
Develop a systematic approach for evaluating how the outcomes of the Office’s individual research projects collectively contribute to addressing research challenges.