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Title: An American Academy for Training Safeguards Inspectors - An Idea Revisited

Abstract

In 2009, we presented the idea of an American academy for training safeguards inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), due to the declining percentage of Americans in that international organization. In this paper we assert that there is still a compelling need for this academy. While the American Safeguards Academy would be useful in preparing and pre-training American inspectors for the IAEA, it would also be useful for preparing Americans for domestic safeguards duties in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. DOE National Laboratories, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It is envisioned that such an academy would train graduate and post-graduate university students, DOE National Laboratory interns, and nuclear safeguards professionals in the modern equipment, safeguards measures, and approaches currently used by the IAEA. It is also envisioned that the Academy would involve the domestic nuclear industry, which could provide use of commercial nuclear facilities for tours and demonstrations of the safeguards tools and methods in actual nuclear facilities. This would be in support of the U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI). This training would also help American nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation professionals better understand the potential limitations of themore » current tools used by the IAEA and give them a foundation from which to consider even more effective and efficient safeguards measures and approaches.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NA
OSTI Identifier:
993548
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-10-17738
TRN: US1008096
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute for Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting 2010,Baltimore, MD,07/11/2010,07/15/2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DOMESTIC SAFEGUARDS; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PROLIFERATION; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY; TRAINING; Safeguards; Training

Citation Formats

Philip Casey Durst, and Robert Bean. An American Academy for Training Safeguards Inspectors - An Idea Revisited. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Philip Casey Durst, & Robert Bean. An American Academy for Training Safeguards Inspectors - An Idea Revisited. United States.
Philip Casey Durst, and Robert Bean. Thu . "An American Academy for Training Safeguards Inspectors - An Idea Revisited". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/993548.
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abstractNote = {In 2009, we presented the idea of an American academy for training safeguards inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), due to the declining percentage of Americans in that international organization. In this paper we assert that there is still a compelling need for this academy. While the American Safeguards Academy would be useful in preparing and pre-training American inspectors for the IAEA, it would also be useful for preparing Americans for domestic safeguards duties in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. DOE National Laboratories, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It is envisioned that such an academy would train graduate and post-graduate university students, DOE National Laboratory interns, and nuclear safeguards professionals in the modern equipment, safeguards measures, and approaches currently used by the IAEA. It is also envisioned that the Academy would involve the domestic nuclear industry, which could provide use of commercial nuclear facilities for tours and demonstrations of the safeguards tools and methods in actual nuclear facilities. This would be in support of the U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI). This training would also help American nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation professionals better understand the potential limitations of the current tools used by the IAEA and give them a foundation from which to consider even more effective and efficient safeguards measures and approaches.},
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year = {Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
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