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"Defining and Implementing Best Practices in Nuclear Security"

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"Defining and Implementing Best Practices in Nuclear Security"

Discussion Paper, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

December 14, 2012

Author: William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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This paper analyzes the contribution that best practices can make to the field of nuclear security by doing the following:

  • Defining what is meant by best practice
  • Specifying a methodology for deriving it
  • Understanding the resulting characteristics of the method
  • Comparing its pros and cons to other methods contributing to security, such as guidelines and regulations

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For Academic Citation:

Tobey, William H. "Defining and Implementing Best Practices in Nuclear Security." Discussion Paper, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, December 14, 2012.

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