DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR MATERIALS AND THE ROLE OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

The Department of Energy has been assigned the responsibility for the safe and secure movement of strategic quantities of government-owned special nuclear material as well as classified material. To accomplish this mission, a transportation system has been developed which takes advantage of advanced technology and other features to reduce vulnerability to terrorists. The system consists of a careful balance of specially-trained personnel, procedures and sophisticated equipment. These, in combination, generally allow the system to be self-sufficient. However, should the need arise, DOE will request assistance from state law enforcement agencies. The primary contact for assistance is the state police or highway patrol. DOE, with the assistance of Sandia Laboratories, has surveyed state police agencies throughout the nation. A data base has been created which includes the results of these surveys and a numerical description of DOE transportation routes. This data base, along with a ''Response'' model developed by Sandia Laboratories, allows projections of officer availability to be made for all of DOE's routes. This paper will describe the DOE Transportation System, the role of state law enforcement agencies in support of the system, the nationwide state policy survey, and the operation of the response computer model. (ERA citation 03:039298)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference on crime countermeasures, Lexington, KY, USA, 15 May 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115
  • Authors:
    • Jones, J M
    • Hoover, T W
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-780516-2
  • Contract Numbers: CY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM