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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Wayne Busse) Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 21:25:26 -0600 Subject: re:Warhead in truck accident > >Re: The Truck accident involving a warhead shipment: > >The DOE keeps a VERY close eye on every aspect of a >shipment. > >Here is some background info for the readers: > >DOE has a system to monitor the movement of fissionable >materials and warheads called the SECOM computer network. > >SECOM tracks and communicates will all TSD convoys >(Transportation Safeguards Division) transporting nuclear >and sensitive materials throughout CONUS.(that's Continental >U.S.) > >SECOM is to include Tactical Map Displays, a Law Enforcement >Agency(LEA) database including lattitude/longitude, an >airport database, and is being upgraded to monitor route adherence. >This will provide the capability to notify SECOM operators when a >vehicle or convoy deviates from the prescribed route. > >(LEA phone numbers are provided in STARBASE directories, but are not >associated with lattitude/longitude) > >Along with using SECOM to monitor the secure movement of >nuclear materials, the DOE can activate EG&G's NEST. > >EG&G/EM's Nuclear Emergency Search Team, provides specialized >personnel and resources to search for, identify, assess, and disable >any nuclear weapon directed against the United States for purposes >of terrorism, coercion, or extortion. > >Public notification of movement of nuclear warheads is highly >unlikely for security reasons. > >Wayne > Wayne Busse email@example.com http://www.sky.net/~wings
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