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Title: Authenticating Treaty Processor Systems: An Evaluation Framework.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 57th INMM Annual Meeting held July 24-28, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.
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United States

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Brotz, Jay Kristoffer, Hymel, Ross W, Neil Grant, and Neil Evans. Authenticating Treaty Processor Systems: An Evaluation Framework.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Brotz, Jay Kristoffer, Hymel, Ross W, Neil Grant, & Neil Evans. Authenticating Treaty Processor Systems: An Evaluation Framework.. United States.
Brotz, Jay Kristoffer, Hymel, Ross W, Neil Grant, and Neil Evans. 2016. "Authenticating Treaty Processor Systems: An Evaluation Framework.". United States. doi:.
title = {Authenticating Treaty Processor Systems: An Evaluation Framework.},
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