Design Basis Threat

GEM Security experts have extensive experience in the authoring, derivative classification of, handling, and protection of high-quality, site-level classified documentation for submission to DOE and NRC. Our staff has an extensive knowledge base of safeguards and security programs across a broad spectrum of security disciplines. GEM can apply this extensive background with DOE and NRC to other Federal agencies and their contractors using the Interagency Security Committee Standards to determine the facility security level, associated risk, and identify countermeasures to achieve the desired level of protection. GEM Security Specialists have extensive experience in conducting security reviews and analysis at electrical power plants to meet NERC/FERC security requirements and the implementation of Interagency Security Committee Standards at other Federal facilities. GEM provides the following specialized support for the DBT implementation:

 

  • IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ASSETS AND ASSIGNMENT OF APPROPRIATE PROTECTION LEVELS, APPLYING A GRADED PROTECTION OF THESE ASSETS.
  • PERFORM OR ASSIST IN THE IDENTIFICATION, SCREENING, AND ANALYSIS OF SITE CHEMICAL ASSETS.
  • PERFORM OR ASSIST IN THE IDENTIFICATION, SCREENING, AND ANALYSIS OF RADIOLOGICAL SABOTAGE DISPERSAL TARGETS.
  • ASSIST WITH CONDUCTING OF VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS FOR HIGH-CONSEQUENCE NUCLEAR ASSETS, WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED AS PROTECTION LEVEL (PL) 1 THROUGH PL-4.
  • DEVELOP SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR THE ASSETS THAT ARE CATEGORIZED AS PL-5 THROUGH PL-8.
  • DEVELOP ORDER EQUIVALENCIES OR EXEMPTIONS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED, INCLUDING ASSOCIATED SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENTS.
  • CONDUCT SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL (SNM) ROLL-UP ANALYSIS.
  • ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECURITY FORCE DEPLOYMENT/TACTICAL RESPONSE PLANS AND AN OVERALL PROTECTION STRATEGY IN RESPONSE TO THE DBT IMPLEMENTATION.
  • EVALUATE THE SITE PERFORMANCE ASSURANCE PROGRAM TO ENSURE IT MEETS THE INTENT AND IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW GUIDANCE.
  • DEVELOP A COST-EFFECTIVE MITIGATION PACKAGE AND IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE.
  • ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND/OR UPDATE OF SITE PLANS AND PROCEDURES TO DOCUMENT DBT IMPLEMENTATION.
  • PROVIDE A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR IDENTIFIED MITIGATION ASSOCIATED WITH DBT IMPLEMENTATION.
  • DEVELOP DOCUMENTATION FOR SUBMISSION FOR APPROVAL OF THE SITE SAFEGUARDS AND SECURITY PROGRAM DBT IMPLEMENTATION.
  • COORDINATION WITH APPROPRIATE AGENCIES TO DETERMINE LOCAL THREATS AND WITH OFF-SITE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS.