HAMMER Program Manager
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Since 1997, HAMMER has partnered with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to deliver the best in domestic and international border security training. The purpose of the training is to prepare and equip domestic and international border security officers to detect, identify and interdict the illicit movements of materials, commodities and components associated with the development or deployment of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their related missile delivery systems.
This partnership has grown to include additional training programs in the areas of nuclear forensics and technology deployment. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has trained border security personnel from over 60 countries at HAMMER in the interdiction of weapons of mass destruction, as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers.
Typical training sessions include:
- Classroom instruction
- Field Exercises with detection equipment
- Simultaneous interpretation if needed
The U.S. State Department believes so strongly in the importance of the program that they have invested millions of dollars in the construction of training facilities at HAMMER specifically for counter-proliferation training.
For more information on this program, please visit PNNL's web site.
HAMMER is available to DOE and DOE-affiliated entities as well as military, other authorized federal and state agencies, and local emergency response agencies.