Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation
Achieving Security with Technology and Policy
With an increase of global security concerns over potential terrorist acts, the threat of WMDs, and increasing political issues with nations seeking nuclear capability, the need to track, detect, and safeguard nuclear material globally has never been greater. Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation is a comprehensive reference that covers cutting-edge technologies used to trace, track, and safeguard nuclear material. It is a contributed volume with sections contributed by scientists from leading institutions such as Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia National Labs, Pacific Northwest Nuclear Labs, and Texas A&M University, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The book is divided into 3 sections and includes 30 chapters on such topics as - the security of nuclear facilities and material, the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, improvised nuclear devices, how to prevent nuclear terrorism. International case studies of security at nuclear facilities and illegal nuclear trade activities provide specific examples of the complex issues surrounding the technology and policy for nuclear material protection, control and accountability. Specific cases include analysis of the timely issues in the nuclear programs of countries such as North Korea, Iran, and Kazakstan among others. Nuclear Security is a must-have volume for the dozens of private and public organizations involved in driving Homeland Security, domestic, and international policy issues relating to nuclear material security, non-proliferation, and nuclear transparency.
International government policy makers; technical staff of the U.S. National Laboratories; government agencies including -- National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC), Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS); government think tanks; professionals in border security and intelligence; energy/ utility corporations in nuclear materials security; traditional physical security and security management professionals; U.S. Homeland Security academic programs; students in nuclear engineering, physics, and chemistry programs; students in international security, policy and non-proliferation.