Evaluation of tradeoffs among costs and benefits of material-control measures, confidence-building and verification measures, and nonproliferation and arms-controls objectives

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

We have used multiattribute utility analysis to evaluate the costs and benefits of material-protection, control, and accounting measures combined with confidence-building and verification measures for several nonproliferation and arms-control applications, ranging from fissile-material disposition to confidence-building measures for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Costs include direct and indirect private and government financial costs and national-security costs. Benefits include increased resistance to theft and diversion, decreased asset attractiveness, increased probability of detection, and increased transparency. We determine key attributes and the preferences of stakeholder groups, such as governmental agencies, the public, and other countries by elicitation of expert opinion and ... continued below

Physical Description

5 p.

Creation Information

Handler, F. & Homsy, R.V. July 1, 1995.

Context

This article is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this article can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this article or its content.

Sponsor

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this article. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

We have used multiattribute utility analysis to evaluate the costs and benefits of material-protection, control, and accounting measures combined with confidence-building and verification measures for several nonproliferation and arms-control applications, ranging from fissile-material disposition to confidence-building measures for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Costs include direct and indirect private and government financial costs and national-security costs. Benefits include increased resistance to theft and diversion, decreased asset attractiveness, increased probability of detection, and increased transparency. We determine key attributes and the preferences of stakeholder groups, such as governmental agencies, the public, and other countries by elicitation of expert opinion and tradeoff preferences from expert groups representing each stakeholder. Our analysis helps prioritize among the various arms-control options, based on informed decision-making and assists consensus building.

Physical Description

5 p.

Notes

OSTI as DE95015903

Source

  • 36. annual meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, Palm Desert, CA (United States), 9-12 Jul 1995

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this article in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Other: DE95015903
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--119868
  • Report No.: CONF-950787--43
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100150
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619160

Collections

This article is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this article?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this article.

Creation Date

  • July 1, 1995

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 16, 2015, 7:43 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Feb. 16, 2016, 7:02 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this article last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 2

Interact With This Article

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Handler, F. & Homsy, R.V. Evaluation of tradeoffs among costs and benefits of material-control measures, confidence-building and verification measures, and nonproliferation and arms-controls objectives, article, July 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619160/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.