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Summary of Audit Report: OAS-L-09-02

October 31, 2008

National Nuclear Security Administration's Use of InnovativeTechnologies to Meet Security Requirements 

The Department of Energy (Department) developed the Design Basis Threat policy (DBT), which identified the most credible threats posed by potential adversaries to Departmental assets and operations. Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, revisions to the DBT have established significantly more stringent standards for protecting Departmental assets and operations. The DBT provides decision-makers and managers with the information needed to plan permanent upgrades to security programs and to identify the necessary resources for protecting sensitive assets, including special nuclear material.

Topic: National Security and Safety