NEET - Proliferation and Terrorism Risk Assessment

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The objective of the Proliferation and Terrorism Risk Assessment (PTRA) subprogram is to develop new tools and approaches for understanding, limiting, and managing the risks of proliferation and physical security for fuel cycle options. NE, in collaboration with National Nuclear Security Administration, will focus on assessments required to inform domestic fuel cycle technology and system option development, partnering with other organizations to share results of assessments. These analytical/predictive tools for comprehensive proliferation risk assessments will provide important information for discussions and decisions regarding fuel cycle options. These assessments will:

  • Exploit science-based approaches for analyzing difficult-to-quantify proliferation risk factors or indicators (e.g., capabilities, motivations and intentions); address issues identified in several National Academy of Sciences studies related to risk assessment; and leverage current state-of-the-art academic research in this field.
  • Evaluate the diverse decision factors (including economics, public health and safety, public perceptions, environmental benefits and proliferation and terrorism risk reduction) for different fuel cycle options to understand the tradeoffs and potential synergies between these decision criteria.
  • Apply these tools to study nuclear energy system options and display the results in a useful format for decision makers.

NEET Documents

2018 Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Webinar
The Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation (ASI) program, in coordination with the Office of Nuclear Rea
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Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 8 September 2018
Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 8 September 2018
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Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Newsletter - Issue 9, September 2018
This newsletter includes information about new developments in sensors, instrumentation and related technologies across the Office of Nuclear Energy.
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2018 AMM Award Summaries
2018 AMM Award Summaries - July 2018
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Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 7 April 2018
Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 7 April 2018
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Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Newsletter - Issue 8, March 2018
This newsletter includes information about new developments in sensors, instrumentation and related technologies across the Office of Nuclear Energy.
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2017 Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Webinar
Presentations from the 2017 Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Webinar held October 18-19, 2017.
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Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 6, September 2017
Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Newsletter - Issue 6, September 2017
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Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Newsletter - Issue 7, September 2017
This newsletter includes information about new developments in sensors, instrumentation and related technologies across the Office of Nuclear Energy.
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