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NNSA And IAEA Commemorate The 25th ITC at Sandia National Laboratory

April 21, 2015

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The NNSA and IAEA will host 44 students from 36 countries at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 20 to May 8, 2015 for the 25th International Training Course (ITC) on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities.

Recently, our very own Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington, and IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security Denis Flory participated in an opening ceremony to commemorate the 25th ITC.

The United States and the IAEA began this joint effort in 1978 to educate and train technical experts, policy makers, and nuclear operators from around the world on how to protect nuclear facilities from terrorists and other groups who seek to steal material that could be used in a nuclear weapon. NNSA and the IAEA co-sponsored the three-week course every 18 months.

For more information on the ITC, click here