6 U.S. Code § 596a - Joint annual interagency review of global nuclear detection architecture
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(a) Annual review
(1) In general
The Secretary, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly ensure interagency coordination on the development and implementation of the global nuclear detection architecture by ensuring that, not less frequently than once each year—
(A) each relevant agency, office, or entity—
(i) assesses its involvement, support, and participation in the development, revision, and implementation of the global nuclear detection architecture; and
(ii) examines and evaluates components of the global nuclear detection architecture (including associated strategies and acquisition plans) relating to the operations of that agency, office, or entity, to determine whether such components incorporate and address current threat assessments, scenarios, or intelligence analyses developed by the Director of National Intelligence or other agencies regarding threats relating to nuclear or radiological weapons of mass destruction;
(B) each agency, office, or entity deploying or operating any nuclear or radiological detection technology under the global nuclear detection architecture—
(i) evaluates the deployment and operation of nuclear or radiological detection technologies under the global nuclear detection architecture by that agency, office, or entity;
(ii) identifies performance deficiencies and operational or technical deficiencies in nuclear or radiological detection technologies deployed under the global nuclear detection architecture; and
(C) the Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and each of the relevant departments that are partners in the National Technical Forensics Center—
(i) include, as part of the assessments, evaluations, and reviews required under this paragraph, each office’s or department’s activities and investments in support of nuclear forensics and attribution activities and specific goals and objectives accomplished during the previous year pursuant to the national strategic five-year plan for improving the nuclear forensic and attribution capabilities of the United States required under section 1036 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010;
(ii) attaches, as an appendix to the Joint Interagency Annual Review, the most current version of such strategy and plan; and
(b) Annual report on joint interagency review
(1) In general
Not later than March 31 of each year, the Secretary, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, and the Director of National Intelligence, shall jointly submit a report regarding the implementation of this section and the results of the reviews required under subsection (a) to—
(B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed Services, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; and
In this section, the term “global nuclear detection architecture” means the global nuclear detection architecture developed under section 592 of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 107–296, title XIX, § 1907, as added Pub. L. 110–53, title XI, § 1103(a),Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 379; amended Pub. L. 111–140, § 4(b),Feb. 16, 2010, 124 Stat. 35.)
References in Text
Section 1036 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(C)(i), is section 1036 ofPub. L. 111–84, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2190, which is not classified to the Code. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
2010—Subsec. (a)(1)(C). Pub. L. 111–140added subpar. (C).
Change of Name
Committee on Science and Technology of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.