The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) will hold the 2014 DNDO Industry, Academia, and Lab Engagement Day this summer in the Washington D.C. area.
The event will provide prospective vendors, universities, national laboratories, and federal collaborators with an overview of DNDO’s product acquisition priorities and long-term research and development (R&D) focus areas as they align to the Department’s Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) strategy.
This year’s event will focus on facilitating dialogue to promote technology solutions to meet security challenges and provide a venue for networking between potential collaborators and stakeholders.
DNDO is currently soliciting input from potential attendees on breakout session topics to strategically target smaller, more focused dialogues around some of the most challenging facets of R&D as they relate to DNDO’s mission. Currently proposed topics include:
- Enhanced wide area search in urban and highly cluttered environments
- Detection of special nuclear material even when heavily shielded
- Monitoring along challenging GNDA pathways (i.e. general aviation, small vessels)
- Prior Program Retrospective: What we learned, and what we still need.
- Technology Transition and Commercialization Challenges
Registration will be conducted in advance and is open to all interested parties. Foreign nationals will be required to register a minimum of 30 days prior to the event.
Further details are available under FBO announcement: DNDO_IndustryDay_2014.