Introduction to and Overview of IAEA Nuclear Security Series Publications

The objective of this course is to help learners understand the nature and status of IAEA guidance and its relation to international instruments; understand the categorical hierarchy and structure of the Nuclear Security Series (NSS) including the categories of material and facilities around which it is structured; and promote awareness of the processes for developing, reviewing, and revising guidance, including the Nuclear Security Guidance Committee (NSGC) and its related processes. The course is also intended to help learners become aware of the content of the guidance available and to understand and consistently use key terminology. The target audience for this course includes all personnel with nuclear security responsibilities: government policy makers and strategists, competent authorities including regulatory bodies, intelligence agencies, security agencies, response personnel, law enforcement agencies, and facility operators and carriers.

Course syllabus:

  1. Nuclear Security Fundamentals

  2. Developing IAEA Nuclear Security Guidance

  3. NSS Publication Structure