(Oak Ridge, TN) June 13, 2017:Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) participated in the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) Workshop held at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN from June 13-16, 2017. The workshop focused on Performance Testing of Nuclear Security Arrangements. PSI Executive Advisor, Mr. Bobby Beaty represented PSI at the event.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the role of security exercises in providing assurances that people, procedures, and technology/equipment have been successfully integrated. The workshop provided the platform, for those who are responsible for designing and/or implementing security arrangements and assessing their effectiveness through exercise and other approaches, to share practices, and lessons learned. It also provided the opportunity to discuss the contribution of other disciplines such as MC&A and nuclear safety.
The objectives of the four-day workshop included: The Need for a Security Program and Demonstrating its Effectiveness; Performance Testing Security; Equipment; Performance Testing Policies and Procedures; Measuring Human Performance; Roles of Exercises; Demos at Y-12 Central Training Facility; Lessons Learned from Developing Limited Scope Performance Testing Programs; Lessons Learned from Designing Force on Force Exercises; Moving Toward Integration; and Conducting National Exercises.
“It was a well-attended workshop that provided a great opportunity to learn from experiences and practices of others responsible for developing security programs and discussing their effectiveness,” said Bobby Beaty, PSI Executive Advisor.
Established in 1998, PSI is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that engages industry recognized professionals worldwide to provide security management and consultant services to U.S. Departments and Agencies, international organizations, and commercial corporations. Find out more about PSI at www.ProtectionSI.com. Contact Phone: (865) 294-5101.
The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) is a first-of-its-kind organization designed to provide a forum to share best practices in strengthening the physical protection and security of nuclear and radioactive materials and facilities worldwide. Launched in September 2008 during the 52nd IAEA General Conference, WINS is bringing together nuclear security experts, the nuclear industry, governments, academia and international organizations to focus on rapid and sustainable improvement of security at nuclear facilities around the world. WINS is located in Vienna, Austria and is an international non-governmental organization that receives its funding support from governments, foundations and corporations involved in nuclear security. The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), the United States Department of Energy and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) partnered to develop and launch WINS, in close collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).