Arlington, VA, February 24, 2011 – Schafer Corporation (Schafer), announced today it had received an award to provide scientific, engineering and technical assistance (SETA) and systems engineering support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Transformational and Applied Research Directorate (TAR). Schafer is joined by CACI, Sensor Concepts and Applications and Directed Technologies Incorporated on this effort.
DNDO is a jointly staffed office established April 15, 2005 to improve the Nation’s capability to detect and report unauthorized attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear or radiological material for use against the Nation, and to further enhance this capability over time. TAR supports this mission through the conduct, coordination and encouragement of an aggressive, long-term research and development program to address significant architectural and technical challenges that are unresolved by radiological and nuclear detection R&D efforts on the near horizon.
“The radiological and nuclear threat is understandably a top priority of the Administration and the Secretary [DHS],” stated Chuck Culbertson, Vice-President for Schafer. “Schafer’s broad experience providing SETA and systems engineering support to the Nation’s leading defense and homeland security R&D organizations as well as its background in nuclear forensics uniquely qualifies us for this effort. Our rich history in these key areas will allow us to help DNDO realize future successes in its advanced R&D programs. We are proud to be a part of the DNDO team and that we have the opportunity to play a significant role in preventing radiological and nuclear terrorism.