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Title: Second line of defense program

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the prospect of nuclear materials entering the world market has become an ever-increasing threat. The Second Line of Defense (SLD) program was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Transfer and Supplier Policy Division (NN-43) to assist the Russian Federation State Customs Committee (RFSCC) in strengthening its capability to prevent illicit trafficking of nuclear materials across Russia's borders. The SLD program is a natural complement to the Material Protection Control and Accounting (MPC and A) program, which represents a first line of defense against the theft and diversion of nuclear materials. The SLD program is the first U.S.-Russian cooperative program to combat the illicit trafficking of nuclear and nuclear-related materials to would-be proliferators across Russia's borders.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
13759
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-135067; GJ0800000
GJ0800000; TRN: US0110740
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/26/1999--07/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 15 Jul 1999
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; THEFT; TERMINAL FACILITIES; SECURITY; USA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION