Nuclear material control in the United States

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The Department of Energy has defined a safeguards system to be an integrated system of physical protection, material accounting and material control subsystems designed to deter, prevent, detect, and respond to unauthorized possession, use, or sabotage of SNM. In practice, safeguards involve the development and application of techniques and procedures dealing with the establishment and continued maintenance of a system of activities. The system must also include administrative controls and surveillance to assure that the procedures and techniques of the system are effective and are being carried out. The control of nuclear material is critical to the safeguarding of nuclear ... continued below

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Jaeger, C. & Waddoups, I. September 1, 1995.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Department of Energy has defined a safeguards system to be an integrated system of physical protection, material accounting and material control subsystems designed to deter, prevent, detect, and respond to unauthorized possession, use, or sabotage of SNM. In practice, safeguards involve the development and application of techniques and procedures dealing with the establishment and continued maintenance of a system of activities. The system must also include administrative controls and surveillance to assure that the procedures and techniques of the system are effective and are being carried out. The control of nuclear material is critical to the safeguarding of nuclear materials within the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy includes as part of material control four functional performance areas. They include access controls, material surveillance, material containment and detection/assessment. This paper will address not only these areas but also the relationship between material control and other safeguards and security functions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017572

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  • Workshop on physical protection, Moscow (Russian Federation), 11-14 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE95017572
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1942C
  • Report No.: CONF-9509220--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102367
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627302

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Jaeger, C. & Waddoups, I. Nuclear material control in the United States, article, September 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627302/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.