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Vol. 56, Special Issue        March 2004
[Sandia National Laboratories]

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0165    ||   Livermore, California 94550-0969
Tonopah, Nevada; Nevada Test Site; Amarillo, Texas

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DOE's Office of Assurance and Independent Oversight (OA) conducted Security Force-on-Force exercises in October 2003 to test the protection of Sandia. Sandia's Protective Force did an outstanding job in both exercises. They were assisted by many in Security who did an excellent job of planning and setting up the operation, and the staff in Facilities and the Motor Pool who provided support. Exercise observers included top management from Sandia, NNSA/HQ, and NNSA's Sandia Site Office, as well as staff from Sen. Grassley's and Rep. Shay's offices. (4200)

Safeguards and Security management hired external experts in job task analysis, curriculum development, and training to help restore the Protective Force training program. The Protective Force Training Approval Program (TAP) was reviewed and approved by the Sandia Site Office (SSO), NNSA, and NNSI in September 2003. SSO congratulated Sandia for submitting a "professional, well-documented TAP." A training plan covering other Safeguards & Security topical areas was also submitted and approved. (4200)

The Sandia-led Chemical Defense Assessment Team -- formed in 2000 to develop defenses against chemical attacks on Sandia/New Mexico sites -- was tasked by DOE to assess several office complexes and to suggest defenses. In a continuing effort to build our technical base, we built a chemically hardened vehicle for security police officers, fielded an improved chemical detector, and installed prototypical collective protection shelters at a nuclear site. Finally, we wrote a three-volume report, "Guide to Defending DOE Sites Against Chemical Attacks." (4100,8100)

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