Indonesian engineering faculty attend CITS event
On October 24-25, 2013, CITS hosted a nuclear security culture study workshop for six lecturers from the Department of Engineering Physics at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. They came to CITS in order to acquire the information and tools needed to implement nuclear security culture projects at their university upon their return home. The workshop offered an in-depth look at security culture and offered ways of integrating nuclear security into course material. The CITS team was led by Dr. Igor Khripunov and Paul Ebel with assistance from Dr. Sara Kutchesfahani and Arthur Eyzaguirre.
The fourth issue of the 1540 Compass was published October 11. It features a look at Indonesia’s progress on self-assessments of nuclear security culture, Belarus’s national framework document for implementing UNSCR 1540, a report from the Commonwealth of Independent States, and much more.
The Compass is a journal of views, comments, and ideas for effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 to prevent WMD proliferation and terrorism by non-state actors. It is published by the Center for International Trade & Security, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.
CITS visits nuclear power plant in Bulgaria with IAEA
At the request of Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent a group including CITS staff to visit Kozloduy nuclear power plant. The group briefed the management of the plant on assessing nuclear security culture. Bulgaria is the second country (after Indonesia) to volunteer a self-assessment project before the IAEA's technical guidance for self-assessment is released in 2014.
The guidance was drafted by a group of nuclear security experts, with active involvement of CITS staff. The pilot project at Kozloduy is designed to put the methodology to test at a major nuclear power plant to further improve it before finalization and publication. The visit in October will be followed by several others to assist in the self-assessment conduct and data interpretation.