University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, February 29, 2016
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Joel C. Rynes
Assistant Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security
Advancing Technological Capabilities to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is solely focused on preventing nuclear terrorism through nuclear detection and technical nuclear forensics. DNDO’s Transformational and Applied Research (TAR) Directorate has the mission to develop break-through technologies that will have a dramatic impact on capabilities to detect nuclear and radiological threats through an aggressive and expedited research and development (R&D) program. This talk will provide an overview of DNDO and its approach to solve the technical grand challenges derived from gaps in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) and Technical Nuclear Forensics (TNF). The talk will emphasize emerging technologies to solve these problems as well as remaining technological needs.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Victoria at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.