The Resource Nuclear forensics : comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues, [Gene Aloise]

Nuclear forensics : comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues, [Gene Aloise]

Label
Nuclear forensics : comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues
Title
Nuclear forensics
Title remainder
comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues
Statement of responsibility
[Gene Aloise]
Title variation
Comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The detonation of a nuclear weapon or radiological dispersal device (RDD) in the United States or elsewhere would cause decision makers to immediately demand information on the nature of the device, including its design, the materials used to build it, and the materials' source, as well as the identification of the perpetrators. Technical nuclear forensics, the analysis of nuclear or radiological materials that are intercepted or the radioactive debris and prompt output signals (such as gamma rays) produced by a nuclear event, can contribute to the identification of the sources of these materials and the processes used to create them. Nuclear forensic techniques also could potentially be used to determine the origin of nuclear or radiological materials or devices seized prior to their use in a weapon (known as "predetonation" nuclear forensics). The departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), Homeland Security (DHS), and State (State), as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the intelligence community, would play key roles in a nuclear forensics investigation. In this context, you asked us to assess the (1) challenges the U.S. government faces in developing and maintaining a comprehensive nuclear forensics capability and (2) current and future costs associated with the U.S. government's nuclear forensics efforts. In February 2009, we reported to you on the results of our work in a classified report. This letter summarizes certain aspects of our classified report
Cataloging source
DID
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Aloise, Gene
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
QD606
LC item number
.A46 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear activation analysis
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Forensic sciences
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Chemistry, Forensic
  • Interagency coordination
  • Chemistry, Forensic
  • Forensic sciences
  • Interagency coordination
  • Nuclear activation analysis
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
Label
Nuclear forensics : comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues, [Gene Aloise]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from p. [1] title screen (GAO, viewed June 2, 2009)
  • "April 30, 2009."
  • "GAO-09-527R."
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
Control code
368800878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (15 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)368800878
Label
Nuclear forensics : comprehensive interagency plan needed to address human capital issues, [Gene Aloise]
Publication
Note
  • Title from p. [1] title screen (GAO, viewed June 2, 2009)
  • "April 30, 2009."
  • "GAO-09-527R."
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
Control code
368800878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (15 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)368800878

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