Collaborate for the exchange of information on national and international regulations and on good practices in the field of nuclear security to ensure the physical protection of materials and plants: this was the topic of the discussion that took place this morning between the National Inspectorate for Nuclear Security and Radiation Protection (ISIN) and a delegation from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the United States Department of Energy.
It was the director of the Inspectorate Maurizio Pernice who opened the meeting, which took place at the ISIN headquarters in Rome. In his welcoming address, Pernice underlined that the meeting represents the first event within the activities envisaged by the memorandum of understanding signed last July between NNSA and ISIN. The director also stated that knowledge of the legislative and regulatory systems of the two countries makes it possible to investigate the evolution of the risks associated with scientific and technological progress and help prevent and contrast them.
During the meeting, in particular, the issues of safety linked to new technologies were explored with reference, for example, to the problems connected to the use of drones. The important issue of IT security, the integration of emergency plans with those for responding to security events and the most modern physical protection systems were also discussed.
The meeting with the American delegation was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Agency for National Cybersecurity and SOGIN.