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Inspection Report: IG-0605

June 5, 2003

National Nuclear Security Administration’s Ability to Meet the Aircraft Requirements of the Joint Technical Operations Team

Worldwide events have heightened concerns over terrorist attacks, particularly with regard to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction, including radioactive devices, in such attacks. A recent training exercise in Seattle, Washington, involving a simulated terrorist attack using a radioactive “dirty bomb” highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination by Federal, State, and local governments in providing a rapid, planned response to a terrorist incident involving a weapon of mass destruction.