ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Robotics & Remote Systems
The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of immersive simulation, robotics, and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Don't forget to vote!
The 2021 ANS Election is open. This is your chance to help shape the future of your Society.
All ANS members were sent an email on February 22 with a unique username and password from Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS). If you did not receive this email or you do not have your election login information, please go to directvote.net/ANS, enter your email address that is on file with ANS, and your election login information will be emailed to you.
Michael Barletta, Nicholas Zarimpas, Ryszard Zarucki
Nuclear Technology | Volume 179 | Number 1 | July 2012 | Pages 156-159
Technical Paper | Special Issue on Safeguards / Fuel Cycle and Management | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT12-A14077
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Acquisition and analysis of open source information plays an increasingly important role in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards system. The Agency's focal point for open source information collection and analysis is the Division of Information Management (SGIM) within the IAEA's Department of Safeguards. In parallel, with the approval of the Model Additional Protocol in 1997, a new center of information acquisition and analysis expertise was created within SGIM. By acquiring software, developing databases, retraining existing staff, and hiring new staff with diverse analytical skills, SGIM, in collaboration with other Divisions within the Department of Safeguards, is proactively contributing to the future implementation of safeguards that are fully information driven. Open source information support is now integrated with core safeguards processes and activities, and has become an effective tool in the work of the Department of Safeguards.This paper provides an overview of progress realized through the acquisition and use of open source information in several thematic areas: evaluation of additional protocol declarations; support to the state evaluation process; in-depth investigation of safeguards issues, including assisting inspections and complementary access; research on illicit nuclear procurement networks and trafficking; and monitoring nuclear developments.Demands for open source information have steadily grown and will likely continue to grow in the future. Coupled with the enormous growth and accessibility in the volume and sources of information, new challenges are presented, both technical and analytical. This paper discusses actions taken and future plans for multisource and multidisciplinary analytic integration to strengthen confidence in safeguards conclusions, especially regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material or activities.