Rose participates in GAO, National Academies expert meeting on security for radiological materials

August 3, 2018

Research Professor Adam Rose

USC Price School of Public Policy Research Professor and CREATE Faculty Affiliate Adam Rose participated in the U.S. General Accountability Office-National Academies of Science Expert Meeting on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Security Requirements for Radiological Materials, July 26-27, 2018. The meeting was a response to Congressional tasking of GAO to conduct a performance audit on the effectiveness of the NRC requirements in this area.

Professor Rose’s participation was related to a recent webinar he presented to GAO on its assessment of the Department of Homeland Security’s Securing the Cities (STC) Program.

Professor Rose has been actively engaged in these topics for several years. This includes a National Science Foundation grant on which he estimated the costs of the social amplification of risk following a dirty bomb attack on the L.A. Financial District; a Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) project on modeling the temporal and spatial consequences of nuclear and radiological terrorism events; and the development of a decision-support tool (E-CAT) for DHS and other risk managers to rapidly estimate the economic consequences of several threats, including a nuclear attack.

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