December 14, 2006

The Department's Energy, Science,and Environment Sites' Implementationof the Design Basis Threat

'The Department of Energy uses the "Design Basis Threat" (DBT) process to guide and manage its safeguards and security program throughout the complex. The DBT identifies the most credible threats posed by adversaries to highly sensitive and classified Departmental qssets and operations. In essence, the DBT sets the standards that site safeguards and security programs are required to meet in order to protect Departmental operations and assets, including special nuclear material (SNM) and classified information. Post-September 1 1, 2001, the Department initiated a comprehensive effort to update its DBT to address the new challenges related to those events.