Security culture self-assessments for IAEA piloted in Indonesia
Beginning in April 2012, CITS staff assisted in IAEA efforts to promote nuclear security culture and participated in the development of new IAEA guidance documents. CITS drafted, jointly with other experts, a “Technical Guidance for Self-Assessment of Nuclear Security Culture in Facilities and Activities that Use Nuclear and/or Radioactive Material.” As the drafting progressed, CITS approached Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) to propose a trial evaluation at its three research reactors. The leadership of BATAN agreed and in the fall of 2012, in cooperation with the IAEA, CITS briefed the management of the three sites and provided support for their pioneering effort to become a test bed for new IAEA documents. This effort was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The highlight of the Technical Meeting referred to in the IAEA Director General’s report was a paper on the preliminary results of the self-assessment presented by the Indonesian delegation.