S.L. Stewart, N. Quintero, J. Erchinger, M. Shah, S. Gerlt, R. Zedric, R. Elmore, T.C. Pope, and R. Coogan,
"The Top Ten Things You Need to Know about Non-Destructive Assay,"
55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Atlanta, Georgia, 20-14 July 2014.
Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) plays an
important role in the defense-in-depth of a nuclear facility by
providing positive assurance of the presence of special nuclear
material. However, nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques used as
part of an MC&A regime tend to be esoteric and unfamiliar to
most people. NNSA partnered with the DOE National Training Center
and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management MC&A
Technical Division to produce a short video that conveys key NDA
concepts and their role in a defense in depth security system to a
broader range of people from policy makers to the protective force.
INMM student chapters at the University of Tennessee and Texas
A&M led the development of this video with support and
cooperation from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. If successful, this
video will be the first in a series of videos aimed at
communicating the role of safeguards and security functions in the
context of the larger security mission.