National and cross-border expert support for nuclear security
European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection Radiological and Nuclear Threats to Critical Infrastructure Thematic Group - Study
The role of technical, scientific and operational expert support is analysed through case studies and scenarios. The technology demonstrations show that cooperation between competent authorities is necessary for the successful handling of a nuclear security event both nationally and internationally. An event that occurs in one state could also affect other states. For this reason, high-level agreement between states is necessary to allow the horizontal exchange of information during a nuclear security event. Expert support is a crucial cross-cutting element of a nuclear security detection... architecture. This report attempts to identify the basic elements and capabilities of a national expert support system.