Goal: Analytical and technical support to the NNSA Office of Radiological Security.
Overview: MELE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide radiological threat reduction and nuclear effects analyses including radiological dispersion device (dirty bomb) and health impact analyses. The range of support services provided to date includes:
- Deployed remote monitoring security systems to high-risk nuclear and radiological sites at more than 50 U.S. facilities and 30 overseas facilities. Planned deployment of approximately 2,000 systems.
- Independent Review Team for Mo-99 and Fuel Fabrication Capability projects that develop facilities and technologies to operate on Low Enriched Uranium to achieve permanent threat reduction.
- Developed strategic plan, program guidance documentation, project management plans, and project management training program.
- Policy, regulatory, and legal analysis support to Off-Site Source Recovery Project, which recovers and disposes of high-risk radiological sources in the U.S.
- Support nuclear/radiological site security assessments and security enhancement implementation.
- Provide SME support to Response/Local Law Enforcement alarm response training program.
- Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
- European Union (EU)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
- National Laboratories
- National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP)
- Secretary’s Nuclear Safety Policy Steering Committee
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Intelligence Community