TITLE

GAO Faults Cost-Benefit Study of Systems Detecting Nukes In Cargo

AUTHOR(S)
Ahearn, Dave
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Defense Daily;10/26/2006, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which found that the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) did not perform a proper cost-benefit analysis on procurement of new devices to detect nuclear weapons or material being smuggled through ports. GAO also found that DHS and its unit, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, did not base their analysis on available performance data for detection systems, and did not fully evaluate all of their costs and benefits.
ACCESSION #
23272271

 

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