GTRI’s Nuclear and Radiological Material Protection

The Global Threat Reduction’s (GTRI) Nuclear and Radiological Material Protection subprogram achieves threat reduction by protecting risk-significant weapons of mass destruction (WMD) -usable nuclear and radiological materials worldwide from theft and sabotage until a more permanent threat reduction solution can be implemented. 

Key activities within GTRI’s Protection subprogram include:

  • Working in cooperation with federal, state, and local agencies, and private industry to install sustainable security enhancements for high-priority nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites in the United States;
  • Working in cooperation with foreign counterparts and international agencies to install sustainable security enhancements for high-priority, vulnerable nuclear and radiological material located at civilian sites worldwide;
  • Provide specialized alarm response training for on-site security and local law enforcement agencies responsible for monitoring and responding to alarms at these facilities;
  • Support the creation and strengthening of national regulatory infrastructures;
  • Provide remote monitoring and orphan source search and recovery capabilities to support national efforts to strengthen the control and accountability of high-risk nuclear and radiological materials;
  • Provide technical support and training to the international community to promote security awareness; and
  • Promote industry partnerships to address cross-cutting threat reduction initiatives.

Fact Sheet

NNSA: Securing Domestic Radioactive Material