Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana

Rep. Richmond on the Passage of the Nuclear Detection Improvement Act

January 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee issued the following statement after H.R. 690, the Gains in Nuclear Detection Architecture Act, was passed by the US House of Representatives:

“In these uncertain times, increased vigilance when it comes to nuclear materials is especially critical,” said Rep. Richmond. “This legislation will improve our ability to turn nuclear detection research into real-world technologies that will make all of us safer. We must continue to pursue initiatives that promote proactive nuclear solutions so that we are as prepared as possible in the event of emergency."

The Gains in Nuclear Detection Architecture Act directs the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to develop and maintain data on how research investments align with gaps in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA,) and the research challenges identified by the DNDO Director.