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NNSA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation coordinated an Advanced Radiation Detection and Investigative Techniques (ARDIT) training in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in March.
“This training develops participants’ ability to safely and effectively detect and investigate the illicit movement of nuclear and radioactive material” said Dave Huizenga, NNSA’s acting deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation.
The event combined formal lectures with hands-on activities where the 35 participants tested their skills in response to a simulated nuclear smuggling event.
Participants from Kazakhstan’s Border Guard, Committee for National Security, Ministry of Emergency Situations, and Institute of Nuclear Physics took part in the training.