December 11, 2007
Management Controls over Implementation of the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program
In June 2002, the Department of Energy's (Department) Oak Ridge Office entered into an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to provide excess radiological detection equipment and other equipment to designated state and local first responder agencies under the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) Program. On March 1, 2003, the Department of Justice transferred its responsibility for administering the HDER Program to the Department of Homeland Security. Under the Agreement, Oak Ridge located, received, evaluated, and rehabilitated excess Federal equipment for reuse by first responder agencies. Essential first responder equipment included items such as radiation detection meters and face respirators.