In today’s highly interconnected world, the ability to deter, detect, and interdict illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system is vital. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) works collaboratively with foreign partners to equip border crossings, airports, seaports, and mobile platforms that may be used as smuggling routes for materials needed for a nuclear device or radiological dispersal device with radiation detection equipment.

Since 2002, Tetra Tech has been supporting NNSA’s efforts to enhance international nuclear safety and non-proliferation and reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), through the Design, Integration, Construction, Communication, and Engineering Program (DICCE) and its predecessor program.

Tetra Tech provides design-build services to install fixed and mobile radiation detection equipment at international land border crossings, seaports, and airports. Our staff uses commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom-designed hardware and software components to develop, design, and test integrated nuclear detection and communication systems. Our experts work closely with the NNSA and international stakeholders including customs, port authorities, border guards, and airport authorities to develop detection systems that integrate with existing infrastructure and minimize impact to ongoing site operations.

As part of an ongoing program, Tetra Tech has been responsible for installing more than 1,400 pieces of radiation detection equipment in more than 50 countries from 2002 through the end of 2015.

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