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The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to IAEA Safeguards. Advanced Sensors for Safeguards Workshop April 23, 2007. U.S. SUPPORT PROGRAM. OBJECTIVE: To Transfer Technology Available in the United States to Increase the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the International Atomic

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the u s support program ussp to iaea safeguards

The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to IAEA Safeguards

Advanced Sensors for Safeguards Workshop

April 23, 2007

u s support program

U.S. SUPPORT PROGRAM

OBJECTIVE:

To Transfer Technology Available in the

United States to Increase the Effectiveness

and Efficiency of the International Atomic

Energy Agency (IAEA) Department of

Safeguards.

international atomic energy agency
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

Director General

M. ElBaradei

NUCLEAR SCIENCES &

APPLICATIONS

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

NUCLEAR SAFETY and SECURITY

NUCLEAR ENERGY

ADMINISTRATION

SAFEGUARDS

department of safeguards
Department of Safeguards

Deputy Director General

for Safeguards

Division of

Operations A

Division of Technical

Services (SGTS)

Division of Concepts

and Planning (SGCP)

Division of

Operations B

Division of Safeguards

Information

Management (SGIM)

Division of

Operations C

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U.S. SUPPORT PROGRAM

Established in 1977

Policy oversight provided by the Subgroup on Safeguards Technical Support (SSTS)

One of 18 Member State Support Programs

international safeguards project office ispo

International Safeguards Project Office (ISPO)

Established at BNL in 1977

Technically and administratively manages the Support Program to IAEA Safeguards

Eight staff members at BNL

One staff member in Vienna

international safeguards project office

International Safeguards Project Office

Works closely with:

Subgroup on Safeguards Technical Support (SSTS)

IAEA Dept of Safeguards

U.S. National Laboratories

U.S. Private Sector (Contractors)

Other Member State Support Program Representatives

u s support program to iaea safeguards
U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards

REQUESTS

APPROVAL

U.S. Interagency

(DOE, State, DoD, NRC)

IAEA

Mission

IMPLEMENTATION

ISPO

Assistance

National Laboratories

U.S. Private Sector

Cost-Free Experts

& Junior Professional Officers

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International Safeguards Project Office

Reviews all IAEA requests for assistance

Recommends action to SSTS

Monitors active tasks

Verifies task completion

Contracting with private sector (Preferred Option)

Recruits U.S. citizens for IAEA Safeguards positions

Conducts Road-mapping Workshops

road mapping workshops

Road-mapping Workshops

Data Communication Technologies (October 1999)

Information Security (October 2000)

Design and Testing for High Reliability (October 2001)

Standardization and Integration of Unattended and Remote Monitoring Systems (October 2002)

Turning Information into Knowledge (October 2004)

Safeguards Tools of the Future (October 2005)

Advanced Sensors for Safeguards (April 2007)

ussp priorities updated annually

USSP Priorities(updated annually)

Quality Management

Human Resources and Training

Destructive Analysis

Containment and Surveillance

Safeguards Concepts and Implementation

Information Technology, Collection, and Analysis

quality management activities

Quality Management Activities

Support the implementation of a comprehensive QMS that will provide sound safeguards conclusions

Cross-functional quality management program

Life cycle approach to equipment management

Quality assurance and quality control

Continual process improvement

Product quality improvement

ISO 9001 (CFE Provided)

human resources and training

Human Resources and Training

Ensure an appropriate mixture of regular staff and extrabudgetary experts who are qualified to meet the IAEA’s technical needs.

Strengthened recruitment of US citizens for SGs posts

Provide appropriate training to improve the technical basis and specific skills needed to perform their job functions.

Development of New Courses (Mostly Inspector Related)

Curriculum re-engineering

Redefinition of the role of SG inspectors

destructive analysis

Destructive Analysis

Strengthen the IAEA’s ability to use destructive analysis, particularly environmental sample analysis, as a safeguards tool

SAL Feasibility Study

Information Management System Upgrade

Staff to support Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy

containment and surveillance

Containment and Surveillance

Maintain or improve the reliability and cost-effectiveness of C/S systems for IAEA safeguards; expand the number of systems that are UNARM; and develop verification methods that help streamline the on-site inspection processes.

Next Generation Surveillance System

Seals upgrade projects

SW and HW configuration control and standardization

safeguards concepts and implementation

Safeguards Concepts and Implementation

Support the development and implementation of safeguards approaches and verification measures that address the IAEA’s challenges of integrated safeguards and unique facilities.

Consultants

Novel Technologies

JMOX

information technology collection and analysis

Information Technology, Collection and Analysis

Support the IAEA in achieving an integrated and efficient safeguards information infrastructure.

Junior Professional Officers for collection and analysis

NVision development project

IAEA SGs Information System Re-engineering Project

Satellite imagery

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USSP Contractors

INL

PNNL

ANL, NBL

Sonalysts

LLNL

BNL

Space Imaging

Stat-a-Matrix

LANL

SNL

Wyle

ORNL

Time Solutions Canberra Albuquerque

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

IBM

AWST

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International Safeguards Project Office

What can ISPO do for you?

Answer questions related to IAEA requests

Facilitate resolution of issues with the IAEA

Country clearance cables for foreign travel

Hotel reservations in Vienna

Help with IAEA job opportunities

for more information

For More Information

www.bnl.gov/ispo