The headline for this bill by the Countable team is an irresponsible oversimplification of the topic. The headline "Do the Feds need to improve their technology for detecting nuclear weapons?" Implies that the bill would focus on improving detection technology, which would likely be expensive. However, in reading the bill details, which you can also do here (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/690/text) it becomes clear that the bill is not aiming to improve detection technology by investing more in research, but by putting in place a system of accountability for the office. They would be required to identify where its efforts are falling short, create a plan to address those shortcomings, decide how they will prioritize research topics, and develop a method for measuring the effectiveness/success of each project. This bill will not directly pour money into developing better detection technology. It will hold the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office responsible for maintaining a clear set of goals, defining how they will reach those goals, and a way of measuring how each project is working towards one of those goals. Detection technology would be improved because the office would have a more focused agenda. The bill does not specify where funding would come from likely because it should be inexpensive to execute this plan. No crazy research required here, just define what you're trying to do and we'll hold you accountable for doing it. I say sure, why not.