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Title: Measuring Safeguards Culture

Abstract

As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) implements a State Level Approach to its safeguards verification responsibilities, a number of countries are beginning new nuclear power programs and building new nuclear fuel cycle faculties. The State Level approach is holistic and investigatory in nature, creating a need for transparent, non-discriminatory judgments about a state's nonproliferation posture. In support of this need, the authors previously explored the value of defining and measuring a state's safeguards culture. We argued that a clear definition of safeguards culture and an accompanying set of metrics could be applied to provide an objective evaluation and demonstration of a country's nonproliferation posture. As part of this research, we outlined four high-level metrics that could be used to evaluate a state's nuclear posture. We identified general data points. This paper elaborates on those metrics, further refining the data points to generate a measurable scale of safeguards cultures. We believe that this work could advance the IAEA's goals of implementing a safeguards system that is fully information driven, while strengthening confidence in its safeguards conclusions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1037966
Report Number(s):
PNNL-20464
NN4009010; TRN: US1201777
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; EVALUATION; IAEA; METRICS; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER; PROLIFERATION; REFINING; SAFEGUARDS; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Frazar, Sarah L., and Mladineo, Stephen V.. Measuring Safeguards Culture. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1037966.
Frazar, Sarah L., & Mladineo, Stephen V.. Measuring Safeguards Culture. United States. doi:10.2172/1037966.
Frazar, Sarah L., and Mladineo, Stephen V.. Tue . "Measuring Safeguards Culture". United States. doi:10.2172/1037966. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1037966.
@article{osti_1037966,
title = {Measuring Safeguards Culture},
author = {Frazar, Sarah L. and Mladineo, Stephen V.},
abstractNote = {As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) implements a State Level Approach to its safeguards verification responsibilities, a number of countries are beginning new nuclear power programs and building new nuclear fuel cycle faculties. The State Level approach is holistic and investigatory in nature, creating a need for transparent, non-discriminatory judgments about a state's nonproliferation posture. In support of this need, the authors previously explored the value of defining and measuring a state's safeguards culture. We argued that a clear definition of safeguards culture and an accompanying set of metrics could be applied to provide an objective evaluation and demonstration of a country's nonproliferation posture. As part of this research, we outlined four high-level metrics that could be used to evaluate a state's nuclear posture. We identified general data points. This paper elaborates on those metrics, further refining the data points to generate a measurable scale of safeguards cultures. We believe that this work could advance the IAEA's goals of implementing a safeguards system that is fully information driven, while strengthening confidence in its safeguards conclusions.},
doi = {10.2172/1037966},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}

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