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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), has announced the National Radiological and Nuclear Detection Challenge, a participation challenge for state, local, and tribal law enforcement, other first responders, public safety officials, and Civil Support Team members.
The challenge will be a competitive radiological and nuclear detection (RND) search exercise held 20–22 August 2013 at the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center located in Alcoa, Tennessee, near Knoxville. The competition is designed to develop and recognize enhanced RND search skills, train on the use of various pieces of RND equipment, and influence vendors and developers to adapt and improve RND equipment capability and suitability for field use.
DNDO will offer a travel reimbursement for the first 250 registered state, local, and tribal law enforcement, other first responders, public safety officials, and Civil Support Team competitors.
More information can be found in the Federal Register announcement at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-08/pdf/2013-10928.pdf.