Hands on, immersive exercises
The Laboratory's expertise and capabilities in multidisciplinary science, technology and engineering supporting stockpile stewardship serve as the foundation for the global security mission. This includes training and demonstrations in all aspects of nuclear security and nonproliferation. Lab subject matter experts have in-depth, practical and technical experience in radiation detection and measurements, Nuclear Material Accounting and Control (NMAC), nuclear forensics, physical protection systems, insider threat mitigation, cyber and information security and export controls. Los Alamos offers one-of-a-kind fully operational nuclear facilities equipped for a variety of hands-on, immersive nuclear security exercises in realistic training environments, using a wide range of nuclear materials and equipment. Download the Nuclear Security Training courses brochure (pdf).
This training seeks to deepen understanding of the definition and role of the nuclear fuel cycle both historically and in the present day. The course has tailored modules for managers as well as for scientists, technicians and engineers who work in nuclear proliferation-sensitive settings around the globe. Components of the nuclear fuel cycle are introduced and discussed in depth. Download the Nuclear Fuel Cycle brochure (pdf).
This 3-day training seeks to deepen understanding of best practices behind the control and accountability of nuclear materials and how to integrate these into a facility. Participants learn the core elements of NMAC and how to apply them to assess and test existing systems or to set up new systems. Download the NMAC brochure (pdf).
This 4-day course is adapted from hands-on computer security training and exercises for cyber defenders in DOE, other government agencies, government contractors and related critical infrastructure. The course consists of 2.5 days of intensive, hands-on training, followed by a 1.5-day exercise designed to reinforce the training and introduce more concepts. Download the Cyber Defense Training brochure (pdf).
The Lab's technical capabilities support the forensic evaluation of nuclear events in both the pre-detonation and post-detonation phases, including material analysis and device characterization. This course offers training on characterization of materials out of regulatory control with uranium, plutonium and other radioactive items using gamma-ray spectroscopy methods. Download the Technical Nuclear Forensics brochure (pdf).
This 3-day training will enable participants to develop and define the insider threat, understand factors that lead to the threat, identify and characterize potential threat groups and motivations, identify potential targets of interest and estimate the likelihood of an insider causing undesirable consequences. All instruction is focused on the protection of assets from personnel with access to nuclear material. Download the Insider Threat Mitigation brochure (pdf).
This 2-day course provides a structured analysis approach giving participants a new understanding of NMAC and the complexities of protracted theft. All instruction is focused on the protection of assets from personnel with access to nuclear materials and how to evaluate and protect against an insider threat. Download the Advanced Insider Threat brochure (pdf).
This 2.5-day training seeks to deepen understanding of the definition and role of knowledge security in mitigating the threat to nuclear security and nonproliferation. The course has tailored modules for managers as well as scientists, technicians and engineers who work in proliferation-sensitive settings around the globe. Download the Knowledge Security Awareness brochure (pdf).
Based on current course offerings and a wide range of Lab technical capabilities, Los Alamos experts stand ready to effectively and efficiently design tailored training courses or lectures/tours to meet specific customer needs. Email Nuclear Security Training for more information.