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U.S. NRC Backgrounder: Force-On-Force Security Inspections   [open pdf - 632KB]

This United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Backgrounder discusses force-on-force (FOF) inspections both before and after September 11, 2001."The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has carried out FOF inspections regularly at commercial operating nuclear power plants since 1991 as part of its comprehensive security program. These inspections are an important way to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of plant security programs under NRC regulations (10 CFR Part 73) to prevent radiological sabotage. FOF inspections assess a nuclear plant's physical protection measures to defend against the 'design basis threat,' or DBT. The DBT describes an adversary that plant owners must protect against with physical protection systems and response strategies. The NRC periodically reassesses the DBT and makes revisions as necessary."

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2013-08
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United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
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