This three-day event is intended to be a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual attendees, co-hosted by the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and the US DOE NNSA’s Office of Radiological Security. The regional event will focus on issues related to the security of radioactive materials during transport.

This is the agenda:


TimesTopics and PanelsLeads and Panelists

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

0900-0945Opening remarks and introductionsMs. Eleftheria Carinou, Director of the Licensing and Regulatory Inspections, Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) 

Ms. Kristina Hatcher, Director, International Programs, Office of Radiological Security (ORS), NNSA
0945-1000MEDNET BriefMr. Joseph Cremona, Malta - Commission for the Protection from Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation
1000-1030Transport Security: Vulnerabilities and Challenges: Why Transport Safety and Security should work togetherMr. D. Duhamel, ORNL

Block 1: Regional Security Issues in the MEDNET

1100-1130Threat Overview – IAEA ITDBMr. J. Garcia-Sainz, IAEA ITDB
1130-1150Threat Perspective: INTERPOL BriefMs. K. Lai, INTERPOL
1150-1210Threat Perspective: US FBI BriefMr. J. Gonzales, FBI
1210-1230Threat Perspective: Panel Q&AMr. D. Duhamel, ORNL
1230-1330Lunch Break

Block 2: Regulatory Frameworks for Transport Security for Radioactive Materials

1330-1335Introduction about the Afternoon SessionDr. Fialkoff, ORNL
1335-1400ENSRAMMe. Gaucher & C. Tertrais,
Service du Haut Fonctionnaire de Défense et de Sécurité Département de la Sécurité Nucléaire
1400-1430Transport Security Regulations PresentationMr. D. Ladsous, IAEA
1500-1530Challenges to Regulatory DevelopmentDr. Fialkoff, ORNL
1530-1600Greece: Application of Country’s RegulationsMr. C. Hourdakis, Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE)
1600-1655Roundtable: MEDNET countries participate with a facilitator introducing questions and guiding the discussion. (M/M)Dr. Fialkoff, ORNL & Mr. D. Ladsous, IAEA

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Block 3: Enhancing Transport Security

0900-0915Opening and Review of Day 1Ms. K. Kaldenbach, ORNL/ORS
0915-0930WINS: Transportation Security TrainingMs. R. Delgado, WINS
0930-0945Packaging, Performance Testing, & Interface with SecurityMr. S. Whittingham
0945-1015INTERPOL Outreach and Engagement EffortsMr. J. Buchanan, INTERPOL
1015-1030Q&A SessionMs. K. Kaldenbach, ORNL/ORS

Block 4: Transport Security Operations and Considerations

1045-1115Cyprus Remove Mission – Planning for effective security during transport operationsMr. D. Sakkas, Cyprus &
Mr. W. Stewart, IAEA
1115-1145Transport of Radioactive MaterialsMr. G. Giakoumakis, Coordinator of RAD Protection Technology PC
1145-1215Transport Security Planning and Coordination from a Security PerspectiveMr. Khalil Bukari, NTS
1215-1230Q&A for SessionsMr. D. Duhamel, ORNL
1230-1330Lunch Break

Block 5: Insider Threat, Physical Protection, and Security Culture within a Transport Security Regime

1330-1415Introduction to Insider threat in Transport - Video Exercise - Breakout DiscussionsMs. K. Kaldenbach, ORNL
1415-1445Incorporating Culture into Transporting Radioactive MaterialsDr. Samer Kahook, Director, Jordanian Research and Training Reactor
1445-1515SNSA‘s experiences: A glimpse into the national approaches in the sphere of secure transport of N/R materialMr. Janez Češarek, Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration
1530-1550Physical Security Measures for Transport ActivitiesMr. Y. Tsourounakis, Coordinator of GRR-1's Physical Protection System, National Centre for Scientific Research
1550-1620Case Study: Jared AtkinsMr. D. Duhamel
1620-1630Panel Q&A on Security Culture and PhysicalMs. K. Kaldenbach
*1800-2100Social Event: Visit to the Acropolis Museum & Dinner at Strofi Restaurant


Block 6: Emerging Issues

The following sessions are 20 minute presentations with 10 minutes reserved for Q&A.
0900-0930CybersecurityMr. C. Nickerson, INL
0930-1000UAVMr. B. Stockwell, ORNL
1000-1030Industry: Concerns with emerging threatsMr. M. Porter, WNTI
1100-1115Integrated Geotracking and Physical Protection Technology Solutions: T-STARMr. M. Schultze, ORNL
1115-1130Integrated Geotracking and Physical Protection Technology Solutions: MSTSMs. T. Roush, PNNL
1130-1200IMO Security Issues: Denial of Shipments/Threats/EtcMr. B. Song, IMO

Block 7: Looking Ahead—Regional Collaborations

1300-1400Wrap Up Video Exercise with BreakoutMr. D. Duhamel
1400-1500Roundtable Table Discussion with participants to discuss areas for future collaboration, develop action plan for future activities in transport security, lay groundwork for future engagements and possible ORS work in transport security, particularly supporting cross-border exercises or other engagements in the regionMr. D. Duhamel & Dr. S. Mui
1530-1600Closing remarks and Certificate PresentationsMr. C.Pafilis, EEAE,
Mr. P. Tritakis, EEAE &
Dr. S. Mui, ORS