Nuclear Nonproliferation Training

N&HS develops and deploys training to enhance the security of nuclear facilities and materials. INL provides training and exercises with an emphasis on collaboration, partnerships, sharing of experts and experimental facilities. This approach accelerates the maturation of technologies and methodologies from the conceptual to deployment stages; optimizes the benefits of leveraging investments in expertise, research programs and technical infrastructure; and creates effective environments for immediate information sharing of discoveries and emerging threats.


IAEA Computer Security Basic Awareness

This course is designed to support organizations in developing and enhancing information and computer security programs for nuclear and other radioactive material handling facilities.

Training Location: Various international locations including but not limited to: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan, Poland, UAE, Jordan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Morocco, Finland, Turkey, Thailand

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


IAEA Computer Security Advanced Course

This course demonstrates the importance of assessing cyber impacts to nuclear security regimes. Participants then can use that assessment data to develop regulatory and/or procedural guidance.

Training Location: Various international locations including but not limited to: Kazakhstan, Slovenia, UK and Korea

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


IAEA Computer Security Assessments

This course provides discussion on a methodology for conducting computer security assessments at nuclear facilities. The content of the course focuses on digital assets within ICS and physical protection systems.

Training Location: Various international locations including but not limited to: Kazakhstan, Romania, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Finland, Vietnam and Austria

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


IAEA Instrumentation and Control (Hands-on) Workshop

This course creates awareness of the digital footprint of typical Instrumentation and Control (I&C) equipment found in nuclear operational and security systems. The goal of the workshop is to help participants understand and identify differences between fully functioning and compromised systems.

Training Location: Various international locations including Korea, UK and Brazil

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Technical Introduction to Computer Security at Nuclear and Radiological Facilities (Bilat)

This course provides an overview of cyber threat mechanisms and the potential impact to nuclear security.

Training Location: Various international locations including but not limited to: Ukraine, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, China, Mexico, Morocco, Jordan, UAE, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa and Alge

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Executive Version of the Introduction to Computer Security at Nuclear and Radiological Facilities (Bilat)

This course is designed for senior-level nuclear and radiological regulators and operators to create awareness of risk management approaches. The goal of this course is to identify risk informed decision making processes as it relates to cyber threats, known vulnerabilities, and other
elements of cybersecurity.

Training Location: Mexico (so far)

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Cybersecurity Awareness Training for DNN Staff

The purpose of this course is to introduce the topic of cybersecurity for relevant project and program managers within DNN who work internationally. The training identifies typical cyber touchpoints in non-proliferation technological solutions and discusses consequences of a cyber threat.

Training Location: Washington, DC

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Executive Version of Cybersecurity Awareness Training for DNN management

The training identifies typical cyber touchpoints in nonproliferation technological solutions and discusses consequences of a cyber threat.

Training Location: Washington, DC

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Cyber Awareness for Physical Security Assessors

The purpose of this course is to identify the digital footprint in a typical physical protection system. The course identifies how to assess the potential for digital signals to be intercepted and manipulated.

Training Location: Sandia National Lab

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


Intermediate Computer Security at Nuclear and Radiological Facilities

Content under development, due for deployment summer 2017; This course is designed as a companion workshop that follows the cybersecurity fundamentals course. The intent of this course is to discuss approaches to assessing various types of common control systems located at a nuclear facility including operational, safety, and security systems. The course will enable participants to identify and prioritize critical digital assets within these systems and place them into zones and levels based on IAEA and other best-practice publications.

Training Location: TBD

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


IAEA Computer Security for Nuclear Facilities International Training Course

Content under development, due for deployment April 2018; This course is being designed specifically for use by the IAEA and the IAEA’s member states. The intent of the course is to create an immersive hands -on environment where attendees increase cybersecurity awareness by studying how typical digital nuclear security and control systems operate and how to protect these assets.

Training Location: INL

Contact: Charles.Nickerson@inl.gov


PINS Operator

The PINS Operator course provides training in the basic physics, radiation safety, and operation and maintenance of the various PINS systems. The training is geared to the particular variant that the students possess.

Training Location: TBD

Contact: Edward.Seabury@inl.gov


Pyroprocessing for the Analyst

Discuss Pyroprocessing purpose, methods, and proliferation concerns with nuclear materials security analysts.

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Jeff.Sanders@inl.gov


Instrumentation and Data Collection Methods

Discuss Instrumentation and Data Collections Methods for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Amanda.Rynes@inl.gov


Nuclear Infrastructure, Assessment and Disablement Course (NIAD)

Provide US Army 20th CBRNE Command training on nuclear infrastructure, assessment and disablement (NIAD).

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Troy.Garn@inl.gov


Advanced Radiation Detection Training – Civil Support Team (ARDT-CST)

ARDT is a four-day course delivered seven times per year for the National Guard Bureau’s Civil Support Team program. This training is required for all down range entry team members from each of the 57 CST teams. The Advanced Instruction is for team members who have completed basic rad response courses such as ARRT II. Curriculum covers basic concepts review, responder math, PRND search and sweep tactics, DOE triage, react to post RDD detonation, RDD review, equipment, and gamma spectrum field collection.

Day one is class room with rotating workshops, day two is lanes training with sources, day three is a capstone response to RDD detonation exercise, and day four is a capstone PRND sweep/search/locate exercise.

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Bryon.Marsh@inl.gov


CST Team Training

Team specific training customized to Commander’s objectives. Four-day course which expands on the ARDT course by training the entire team to conduct PRND and Response to RDD missions. Emphasis is on command and control via MFK, decontamination, predictive modeling via HPAC, data packaging for DOE RAP/DHS via DOE Triage and RadResponder, and basic ARDT for non-survey team members.

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Bryon.Marsh@inl.gov


CST Exercise

The 57 CST Commanders are required to exercise 12 per year with local and federal responders. The exercise template developed by INL will build off of the ARDT and CST Team Training efforts. Templates can be used at RRTR or used at the CST’s home state. INL can provide sources, SMEs and RadCon support.

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Bryon.Marsh@inl.gov


IAEA PDDT Training

Training on detection of plutonium diversion using IAEA techniques and approaches.

Training Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Contact: Jeff.Sanders@inl.gov