Second line of defense program

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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. ... continued below

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Cantut, L & Thomas, L L July 15, 1999.

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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.

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  • Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/26/1999--07/29/1999

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-135067
  • Report No.: GJ0800000
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 13759
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625148

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Cantut, L & Thomas, L L. Second line of defense program, article, July 15, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625148/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.