United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

TH30  The Future of the NRC Force-on-Force Inspection Program

This session describes the evolution of force-on-force (FOF) exercises as a method for licensees to demonstrate their performance capability. The goals of this evolution are to gain NRC inspection program efficiencies, reduce regulatory burden associated with FOF inspections, and maintain effectiveness. This will be accomplished in part by:

  • formalizing NRC observations of licensee-conducted FOF exercises

  • considering revisions to the NRC Security Baseline Inspection Program, including FOF testing to: credit overall licensee performance; gain efficiencies; and reduce inspection efforts related to FOF testing




  • Christopher Kelley, Senior Director, Nuclear Security, Exelon Corporation
  • Edwin Lyman, Senior Scientist, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists


  • Ron Albert, Branch Chief, Division of Security Operations, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-287-3661, e-mail: Ronald.Albert@nrc.gov
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