T. Jacomb-Hood, L. Scott, M. Shah, K. Ford, S. Horowitz, M. Subbaiah, C. Gariazzo, S. Chirayath, D. Kovacic, S. Mladineo, M. Schanfein, and M. Koskelo,
"The Safeguards and Organizational Culture Workshop,"
57th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Atlanta, Georgia, 24-28 July 2016.
The Texas A&M INMM Student Chapter, with help from the INMM
International Safeguards Technical Division and the Southwest
Regional Chapter, conducted a Safeguards Culture Workshop on April
26th-27th, 2016 in College Station, Texas. The participants, who
were experts in safeguards and related fields from Austria, Brazil,
Hungary, Luxembourg, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States,
gathered to explore and define the term "safeguards culture".
Additionally, they assessed the degree to which an organization's
culture can incorporate safeguards and identified research areas
that need additional focus. In this workshop, the participants
discussed five major topics: (1) the concept of nuclear safeguards
culture, (2) lessons learned from safety and security cultures to
be applied in nuclear safeguards culture, (3) motivations and
incentives to promote nuclear safeguards culture in a facility or
regulatory regime, (4) best practices for cultivating nuclear
safeguards culture within organizations and member states, and (5)
metrics to gauge enhancement of nuclear safeguards culture. This
paper presents an overview of the workshop's proceedings and
findings. The overarching conclusion of the participants was that
the term "safeguards culture" is ambiguous and may contain
different contextual meanings variant on both organizational and