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National Security Decision Memorandum 254: Domestic Safeguards   [open pdf - 71KB]

Alternate Title: NSDM 254: Domestic Safeguards

National Security Decision Memorandum 254 is directed to the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission. "The President has reviewed the report forwarded on February 15, 1974 on domestic safeguards, as directed by NSSM 120 and the subsequent memorandum of May 4, 1971 for the Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The President has noted the conclusions of the report, and particularly those regarding the needs (1) to weigh the possibilities of sabotage, plutonium contamination threats, an armed attacks (for example, by terrorists), along with the nuclear device threat, (2) to have a continuing process of threat assessment and establishment of appropriate countermeasures, and (3) to maintain fully adequate and essentially equivalent, in terms of quality and extent, safeguards systems in the licensed and license-exempt sectors."

Report Number:
National Security Decision Memorandum 254; NSDM 254
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Date:
1974-04-27
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Public Domain
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Digital National Security Archive: http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/
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