National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA hosts IAEA Directors to discuss emergency preparedness & response partnership

September 14, 2016

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NNSA hosted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - a core partner of the agency’s global nonproliferation and counterterrorism efforts - to discuss cooperative efforts in emergency preparedness and response.  Early in their visit, IAEA Deputy Director General Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Division of Nuclear Security Raja Adnan, and Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the IAEA, joined Anne Harrington, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, at Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Staff at the sites engaged the group in a demonstration of nuclear security, emergency preparedness, and emergency response capabilities.  Concluding their visit, the delegation met with NNSA leadership in Washington, D.C. for in-depth dialogues on promoting global nuclear security efforts.

From Left: Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency; IAEA Division of Nuclear Security Director Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan; IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security Juan Carlos Lentijo; Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.), Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator.

CNS Senior Director of Safeguards, Security and Emergency Services Tom Hayden describes operations at the Central Training Facility to NNSA Chief and Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security Jeff Johnson.

CNS’s John Whittenburg (second from left) describes activities at the Alarm Response Training Facility at Y-12 National Security Complex. Pictured from left are Casey Deering, U.S. Department of State; Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA; Min Chang, U.S. Department of State; Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, IAEA; and Morris Hassler, CNS Global Security Programs.

From Left: Jay Tilden, Associate Administrator & Deputy Under Secretary for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation; Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Deputy Director General; Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, IAEA Division of Nuclear Security Director; Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency

Charlie Nickerson, Idaho National Laboratory, demonstrates the potential impact of cyber security vulnerabilities in access control systems for Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Deputy Director General; Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, IAEA Division of Nuclear Security Director; Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.