Safeguards and Security by Design for ASMRs Workshop

The National Nuclear Security Administration Office of International Nuclear Security (NA-211) and Office of International Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241) will co-host a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad. To be held September 25-29, 2023, at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, the workshop will focus on the technical measures that can be applied during ASMR planning and design stages to increase physical protection system efficacy and enable facilities to meet international safeguards obligations.



Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sep. 25-26

Safeguard Topics

  • Nonproliferation and the IAEA safeguards system
  • Domestic material control and accounting vs. international safeguards requirements
  • Containment and surveillance measures and unattended monitoring systems
  • Design information questionnaire for reactors and design information verification
  • Safeguards technologies and joint use equipment
  • Use of handheld nondestructive assay equipment
  • Demonstration of safeguards technologies

Sandia National Laboratories, Sep. 27-29

Security Topics

  • Integrating design basis threats
  • Target identification and vital area identification for domestic and international facilities
  • Intrusion detection technologies
  • Delay features
  • Response force strategies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Demonstration of security technologies


  • Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers,
    license application managers, and plant designers.
  • The workshop is for U.S. citizens only. Please use theĀ registration link to register.
  • Registration closes on July 31, 2023.
Back to Top