The Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) worked with faculty from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) to conduct a workshop on the campus of PDPU in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India, from May 29 to May 31. Titled “Workshop on Personnel Reliability Program in Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security,” the main objective of the workshop was to disseminate knowledge on the components of Personnel Reliability Programs for nuclear safety and security to faculty and students at various Indian universities in order to strengthen nuclear security and safety culture among the country’s future nuclear technicians, scientists, and engineers. The 44 workshop participants included nine faculty members and 35 students from nine different universities across India.
The subject matter experts for the workshop were Dr. Sunil Chirayath, NSSPI director and associate professor of nuclear engineering, and Dr. Craig Marianno, NSSPI deputy director and assistant professor of nuclear engineering. Lectures and activities for the workshop were centered on all aspects of human reliability programs, nuclear security awareness, and insider threat mitigation. The workshop concluded with an insider threat tabletop activity.
The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Threat Reduction (PNTR) with logistics support by CDRF Global Inc.