NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show this morning as part of a Super Bowl security story. NBC met with Tom recently at NNSA’s Remote Sensing Lab at Andrews Air Force Base to discuss NNSA’s state-of-the art detection systems used to help detect radioactive material. The systems will be mounted in vehicles or carried by NNSA responders to help detect any radiation threat at the Super Bowl.
A team NNSA emergency responders will be in Indianapolis to help detect radioactive isotopes that could potentially be used to cause harm at the Super Bowl. NNSA will work with other agencies to increase the responsiveness and awareness during the Super Bowl.
NNSA serves as the premier technical leader in responding to and successfully resolving nuclear and radiological threats worldwide. When the need arises, NNSA is prepared to respond immediately to any type of nuclear or radiological accident or incident. NNSA teams are deployed more than 100 times a year mainly within the U.S. The intelligence driven deployments are for the support of law enforcement at events such as the Super Bowl, the State of the Union, presidential inaugurations or political conventions.
Super-security ahead of Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year, and ever since the Sept. 11 attacks, it has created a very complex security challenge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.