A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to begin consolidation of chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) functions this month does not reflect recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in August 2016.

Congress directed DHS to review its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, including consolidation of CBRNE functions, in 2013. DHS has notified Congress that CBRNE consolidation will begin this month. Continue reading.