The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a need for a greater insight into how state and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) officials are (or are not) including Radiological and Nuclear (RN) threats and estimating RN detection capability targets in their THIRA process. This insight will enable DHS and relevant stakeholders to develop better strategies for providing guidance, tools, or other assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial officials.
Sin, Steve, Tara Kirk Sell, Matthew Watson, Crystal Boddie, and Sarah Spalding. "Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process: Assessing RN Threat Inclusion." College Park, MD: START, 2016. https://www.start.umd.edu/sites/default/files/publications/local_attachments/START_UWTandUPMC_THIRA_March2016.pdf