"Quantitative Methodology for Assessing State Level Nuclear Security Measures,"
Ph.D. Dissertation, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2012).
The international community faces a growing threat from
nuclear terrorism. The complexity of the threats of nuclear
terrorism, the variety of nuclear security measures that States can
devote resources towards to address the threats, and the limited
resources States have to invest in these nuclear security measures
make it imperative that resources are applied in the most effective
way possible. In this dissertation, we develop a quantitative,
risk-based methodology that States can employ to gain a better
understanding of the nuclear threat they face, assist them in
determining what nuclear security measures they should invest in,
and can facilitate communication to stake-holders to request and
justify investment in these measures. See Document
Associated Project(s):State-Level Nuclear Security Measures