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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)

You've never heard of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), right?

You're not alone.

It's yet another new government compartment that was created by the White House without Congressional approval. The DNDO was created on April 15, 2005, by National Security Presidential Directive 43. According to the linked summary sheet, DNDO is part of the national effort to protect the nation from radiological and nuclear threats. It is being established as a national office staffed by representatives from several federal, state, and local government agencies. The office will reside within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the DNDO director will report to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

As explained in a letter from Senator Joseph Lieberman, Congress is not universally pleased with NSPD 43.


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