This training was organized by Lithuania’s Border Guard School’s Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence (NSCOE) along with the US Department of Energy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
During the training, US experts will present participants the mobile sources of ionizing radiation detection systems (minibuses with fixed and portable equipment) and their capabilities, will introduce the use of these systems, tactics and the best practices, will organize an exercise with mobile sources of ionizing radiation detection systems use, and the FBI will carry out a risk analysis activity.
Two of these vans were delivered in November to the Customs Department; they are already used to measure the radiation level during the checks of the goods inside the country. (One of these vans will be used for this training).
This is the first inter-institutional training, organized by the NSCOE and it is considered as important step implementing NSCOE‘s objectives: To provide nuclear security training for Lithuanian institutions officials; to seek effective cooperation between national institutions combating the proliferation of illegal possession of nuclear materials and radiation sources; to maintain international cooperation in the area of nuclear security capacity building.
Participants group was designed from State Border Guard Service, Lithuanian Police, Customs, Radiation Protection Center, Fire and Rescue Department, State Security Department officials.
This event is important because the participants from the different institutions, which operate in different areas of public security are working together in theoretical and practical exercises. It is expected that they will share their professional experience, establish business relationships, and assess the effectiveness of interagency cooperation.