Nuclear Sector Resources
The Department of Homeland Security as Sector Risk Management Agency, along with other government agencies, offer a wide array of free tools and resources to government and private sector partners to enable the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector mission.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- How We Regulate: An overview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulatory process.
- NRC Reading Room: A library of documents and records released by the NRC to the public covering NRC's regulatory activities.
- NRC's High-Value Datasets: Covers key data and information disseminated by the NRC.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- Office of Nuclear Energy (NE): Information on how DOE/NE advances nuclear power as a resource to meet National energy, environmental, and national security needs.
- Office of Environmental Management (EM): Information on how DOE/EM completes cleanup activities from nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA Radiation Protection Programs: Links to information on EPA's radiation protection programs for numerous audiences, including the general public, teachers/students, librarians, reporters, and technical users.
- EPA Protective Action Guides (PAGs): PAGs provide radiation-protection precautions that state and local authorities can take in the event of a radiological emergency.
- RadTown USA: A "virtual community" with information on radiation sources and uses encountered in everyday life.
U.S. Department of State
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Established as the world's center for cooperation in the nuclear field and works with its member states and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure, and peaceful nuclear technologies.
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
NEA's mission is to assist member countries in maintaining and further developing their industry through international cooperation under scientific, technological, and legal bases that support the safe, environmentally-friendly, and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
- Nuclear "Knowledge Central" at the Nuclear Energy Institute: A source for statistics, FAQs, maps, and other information on nuclear energy.
- Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS)
WINS's mission is to provide an international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote the implementation of best security practices.
NRC: Nuclear Reactors
An overview of NRC's regulation of U.S. commercial nuclear plants.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
A source for data, statistics, and analysis on nuclear power.
Ready.Gov: Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Information developed by FEMA to be considered in the event of a nuclear power plant emergency.
Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
FEMA's Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program ensures that the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants is adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident and informs and educates the public about radiological emergency preparedness.
NRC: Nuclear Materials
An overview of NRC's regulation of nuclear materials.
Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
GTRI coordinates with U.S. partners, such as hospitals, universities, and industry, to provide voluntary security enhancements to prevent terrorists from acquiring radiological materials.
- Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Information on PHMSA outreach, training, seminars, and workshops.
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
CRCPD's mission is to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radiation safety and education initiatives.
Organization of Agreement States (OAS)
The OAS provides a mechanism for the "Agreement States" to work with each other and with NRC on regulatory issues associated with their respective agreements.
Health Physics Society (HPS)
Provides information and answers to questions about radiation, radiation safety, and protection.
NRC: Radioactive Waste
An overview of NRC's regulation of nuclear waste.
U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB)
The NWTRB is an independent agency whose sole purpose is to provide independent scientific and technical oversight of the Department of Energy's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
DOE/NNSA/GTRI's Offsite Source Recovery Project
The program's mission is to remove excess, unwanted, abandoned, or orphan radioactive sealed sources that pose a potential risk to health, safety, and national security.
Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
The Commission's January 2012 report to the Secretary of Energy outlines their findings, conclusions, and recommendations covering "the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle."
Nuclear Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Framework) in February 2014 to provide a common language that critical infrastructure organizations can use to assess and manage their cybersecurity risk. The Framework enables an organization—regardless of its sector, size, degree of risk, or cybersecurity sophistication—to apply the principles and effective practices of cyber risk management to improve the security and resilience of its critical infrastructure.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as the Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA), worked with the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Resources Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and Government Coordinating Council (GCC) to develop the Nuclear Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance specifically for Nuclear Sector owners and operators. This Implementation Guidance provides Nuclear Sector organizations with:
- Background on the Framework terminology, concepts, and benefits of its use.
- A mapping of existing cybersecurity tools and resources used in the Nuclear Sector that can support Framework implementation.
- Detailed Framework implementation steps tailored for Nuclear Sector owners and operators.
Cybersecurity in the Nuclear Sector Infographic
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as the Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA), worked with the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Resources Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and Government Coordinating Council (GCC) to develop the Cybersecurity in the Nuclear Sector Infographic. The infographic is intended to be a public resource to increase awareness and understanding of cybersecurity practices within the sector. It highlights the following
- Key elements of cybersecurity in the Nuclear Sector.
- Graphical depictions of the flow of data/information and cybersecurity configuration at a Nuclear Plant.
- The timeline of events associated with maturing and implementing the Cybersecurity Program across United States nuclear power plants.
- Key players and relationship dynamics of various entities involved in nuclear cybersecurity.