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CBRN security workshops in Indonesia

Apr 2014 | International

A CITS team headed by Dr. Igor Khripunov visited Indonesia on 7-11 April, 2014 to hold workshops on nuclear and CBRN security and security culture in cooperation with Indonesia's National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN). The first event focused on the concept of CBRN Security culture and discussed the recently released CITS-BATAN joint report "The Human Dimension of Security of Radioactive Sources: From Awareness to Culture." It was attended by BATAN personnel, Indonesia's law enforcement agencies, and security experts from the chemical and biological domains. The CITS team held two other events, one in Jakarta and the other in Yogyakarta that included presentations on the results of the pilot project for self-assessment of nuclear security culture in nuclear reactor facilities. It was implemented by BATAN in 2012-2013. In an important development, BATAN plans to establish a regional center for security culture and assessment this fall. Finally, the CITS team conducted a training session on nuclear security at Gadjah Mada University for approximately 50 faculty members and students. These events were held in cooperation with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and funded by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security and the Carnegie Cooperation of New York.