Nuclear Power Plant Security Assessment Guide (NUREG/CR-7145)

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Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: April 2013
Date Published: April 2013

Prepared by:
J. Zamanali and C. Chwasz

Nuclear Systems Analysis Operations Center
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
Rockville, MD 20852

Prepared for:
Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

James E. Vaughn, NRC Project Manager

NRC Job Codes N4110 and N4116

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This document provides detailed guidance for the format and content of a security assessment of a commercial nuclear power plant.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) encourages design certification and combined license applicants to use this guidance to optimize physical security during the design phase. The expected result is a more robust security posture with less reliance on operational programs (human actions) and potentially costly retrofits. The NRC also encourages operating reactor licensees to use this guidance in planning and executing changes and upgrades of physical protection systems at existing sites.

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