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Topical Working Group Meetings

All working groups will be held Sunday, July 16.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Meeting

10:00 a.m. - Noon. Meetings


Sunday, July 16, 2017
9 – 10 a.m.

Joint Destructive Analyses and Nondestructive Assay Working Group

You are invited to the first joint meeting of the INMM Destructive Analysis (DA) Working Group and Nondestructive Assay (NDA) Working Group. This special meeting will allow DA and NDA users to jointly discuss areas of mutual interest. Initial topics for discussion include: measurement uncertainty, including the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM); reference standards and the status of the ASTM working reference material standard, and ANSI standards (ANSI N15.41, Derivation of Measurement Control Principles, and ANSI N15.36, Measurement Control Program, Nondestructive Assay Measurement Control and Assurance). To suggest additional topics, contact Tom Grice at thomas. grice@nrc.gov, Philip Gibbs at gibbspw@ornl.gov, Susan Smith at smithsk@ornl.gov, or Peter Mason at peter.mason@science.doe.gov by June 30. Please note; Individual DA and NDA Working Group meetings will immediately follow the conclusion of this joint meeting.

Sunday, July 16, 2017
10 a.m. – Noon

Destructive Analyses Working Group

The Destructive Analyses (DA) Working Group meeting focuses on serving as a forum for the exchange of information,
promoting best practices and sharing experiences related to analytical chemistry of nuclear materials. Dr. Robert Watters,
former Associate Director of NIST’s Office of Reference Materials and Division Chief of the Measurement Services
Division, will speak on the revision of ISO 17025 and NIST activities. Additionally, the group will discuss the status of
ASTM C1128 Standard Guide for Preparation of Working Reference Materials and other standards of interest to the
DA community. Attendees are invited to give 10-15 minute talks on topics of interest, or to suggest topics of interest.
Please contact Peter Mason at peter.mason@science.doe. gov, Mike Brisson at mike.brisson@srs.gov, or Joe Giaquinto at
giaquintojm@ornl.gov by June 30 with topics or suggestions.

Nondestructive Assay Working Group

You are invited to the INMM Nondestructive Assay (NDA) Working Group Meeting preceding the INMM Annual
Meeting. The group’s aim is to share best experience, lessons learned, promote best measurement practice and be a
forum for emerging ideas in the field of NDA. Join us for lively discussions and informative presentations. If you would
like talk on a NDA topic of your choosing— for example emerging needs or emerging technologies— or have a
suggestion for topics to discuss, please contact Susan Smith at smithsk@ornl.gov, Andrea Favalli at afavalli@lanl.gov, or
Ron Jeffcoat at ron.jeffcoat@srnl.doe.gov by June 28.

Containment and Surveillance Working Group Meeting 

The mission of the Containment and Surveillance Working Group is to promulgate and share best practices and new concepts for implementing containment and surveillance technologies and methodologies for the purposes of international nuclear safeguards and arms control. Interested in contributing topics or presentations to the agenda? Contact working group chairs Heidi Smartt of Sandia National Laboratories at hasmart@sandia.gov, or Nathan Rowe of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at rowenc@ornl.gov by June 1.

Open Source/Geospatial Information (OSGI) Working Group Meeting

The Open-Source and Geospatial Information (OSGI) Working Group provides a dedicated forum for the open and free exchange of ideas and concepts in the domain of open-source and geospatial information. The group’s mission is to encourage the communication and interaction among practitioners in these fields. The group promotes the use of open-source and geospatial information for addressing some of the most difficult international safeguards and nonproliferation challenges facing us today, and seeks to examine the issues, challenges and opportunities of leveraging these expanding information sources and technologies within a safeguards and nonproliferation perspective. This working group shares experiences, expertise and expectations regarding the emerging open source and geospatial information technologies for safeguards and arms control.

Safeguards Information Management (SIM) Working Group

The working group on Safeguards Information Management (SIM) will focus on good practices and new concepts and approaches for reporting to the IAEA, with an objective of more efficient and effective international safeguards. Focus will include efforts for reporting such as under Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements, Additional Protocols, and Voluntary Offer Agreements.

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