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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Japanese gangster charged with trafficking nuclear materials
U.S. officials have brought charges of nuclear materials trafficking against a Japanese gangster who has been in federal custody since 2022.
In a case filled with international espionage, along with alleged weapons and drug trafficking, Takeshi Ebisawa has been charged with attempting to sell uranium and weapons-grade plutonium. The 60-year-old Japanese national—who is believed to be a leading figure in the Yakuza, the Japanese organized crime syndicate—faces a long list of federal charges that carry sentence of life in prison.
13th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2023)
Thursday, July 20, 2023|10:00–11:45AM EDT|301A
Paul J. Hunton
Edward L. Quinn
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Presentation Slides (Visible to Attendees) — QUINN -- IEC System SW Vulnerability Management for ANS NPIC & HMIT
Presentation Slides (Visible to Attendees) — Garcia- NEA's Consensus Position on Regulatory Inspections of DI&C Systems and Components Important to Safety used at Nuclear Power Plants
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Nuclear Energy Agency's Consensus Position on Regulatory Inspections of Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems and Components Important to Safety used at Nuclear Power Plants – Inspection Framework
Ismael L. Garcia (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
Analyzing Defense-in-Depth Properties of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control System Architectures Using Ontologies
Kim Björkman (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), Antti Pakonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
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Development of a new IEC Technical Report on System Software Vulnerability Management and System Software End-of-Life Management for I&C and Electrical Power Systems in Nuclear Power Plants
Juergen E. Bochtler (Siemens Energy Global), Edward L. Quinn (Paragon Energy Solutions)
Model-Checking I&C Logics -- Practical Examples
Antti Pakonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
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