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Development, Use and Maintenance of the Design Basis Threat

Implementing Guide

IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 10
Implementing Guides

Superseded by: IAEA Nuclear Security Series - 10-G (Rev. 1)

English STI/PUB/1386 ¦ 978-92-0-102509-8

30 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2009

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This publication provides guidance on how to develop, use and maintain a design basis threat (DBT). It is intended for decision makers from organizations with roles and responsibilities for the development, use and maintenance of the DBT. This Implementing Guide describes a DBT; identifies and recommends the roles and responsibilities of organizations that should be involved in the development, use and maintenance of a DBT; describes how to conduct a national threat assessment as a precursor to a DBT; explains how a DBT can be developed; explains how a DBT is incorporated into a State’s nuclear security regime; and explains the conditions for review of the DBT, and how the review and update are conducted.

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