General Lab Information

Career Information

Organization for Positions and Careers in Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    Located in Vienna, Austria, the IAEA is the international organization charged with nuclear safeguards verification. Some of instructors of the course have worked with the IAEA in varying capacities.
  • U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA)
    Located in Washington, D.C., DOE NNSA supports many programs that foster nuclear nonproliferation worldwide, giving policy direction and budgetary support. NNSA's Office of Nonproliferation & International Security is the sponsor of the course.
  • The U.S. Department of State, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Defense, and Agencies of the Intelligence Community all play a role in nuclear nonproliferation.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    DHS has programs to improve the capability of the U.S. to detect and report unauthorized attempts to use nuclear or radiological material against the U.S.
  • U.S. DOE National Laboratories
    Many DOE national laboratories pursue research and development in nuclear energy and its applications and in nonproliferation and safeguards. These national laboratories include Argonne, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia and Savannah River.
  • Universities
    Many universities with nuclear engineering departments, with graduate programs in international relations, or with specialized institutes focusing on the interaction of science and public policy have professors who follow nonproliferation and safeguards issues and contribute to policy formulation and debate.
  • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
    Located primarily in Washington, D.C., several NGOs specialize in nonproliferation and safeguards or have staff members who work in these areas. Notable are the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Arms Control Association, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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