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Navy Research Lab Rolling Out Simulation Engine for Nuclear Detection

Nuclear Detection

The U.S. Navy Research Laboratory has developed a new software suite that visualizes nuclear detection operations for modeling and simulation applications under entities like the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The Navy said Thursday the SoftWare for Optimization of Radiation Detectors 7 engine models nuclear fission scenarios and utilizes an interface for the design and optimization of radiation detectors.

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USACE Completes Nuclear Decommissioning of STURGIS Ship

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completely decommissioned the nuclear reactor aboard the MH-1A Sturgis ship. USACE's Baltimore-based Radiological Center of Expertise conducted the decommissioning together with Galveston District personnel over the last three years in an effort to remove and dispose of the reactor, USACE said Friday.

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GAO: DHS Risk Assessments Help Critical Infrastructure Owners, Operators Take Security Measures

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security performs risk assessments for critical infrastructure across the three sectors – nuclear reactors, materials and waste; critical manufacturing; and transportation systems – that GAO evaluated. GAO said in a report published Monday that DHS incorporates the three risk elements …

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NGA-Led Research Team Unveils New Map to Depict Earth’s Radioactivity; Shawn Usman Comments

A research team led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a new map that uses sets of geophysical data to illustrate the Earth’s radioactivity. NGA said Tuesday the Antineutrino Global Map 2015 also uses international observational data on antineutrinos. An antineutrino is a subatomic particle generated by nuclear reactors, the Earth’s …

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