Insider Threats Best Practices

As a developer of regional best practices on insider threats, MESIS’ portfolio includes training modules on regional insider threat case studies, methodologies for the development of tailored security signage campaigns, and practical guides on the development of Human Reliability Programs (HRP). These best practices are also promoted at relevant facilities through creative awareness methods including videos and interactive exercises.

Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration Project (RMCC)

The Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration (RMCC) project aims to build core competencies in radioanalysis capabilities across the region and to establish common standards. The project was launched in 2002 by the US Department of Energy and implemented by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and has been under the leadership and management of MESIS since 2013.

GNS Training Program

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Global Nuclear Security (GNS) program has been jointly implemented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Jordan for several years. In this capacity, MESIS convenes basic to advanced training sessions for interagency stakeholders, and contributes to exercise and scenario development on prevention, detection, and response.

Falcon Exercise

MESIS was the co-developer of the inter-Arab tabletop exercise “Falcon,” hosted by the United Arab Emirates, and the first such inter-Arab exercise focusing on the response to a radiological/nuclear incident. The exercise was developed under the framework of the European Union (EU) Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Morocco, the European Commission, and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT).

Security Awareness Course

The Nuclear Security Awareness Course is an introductory training developed by MESIS as an induction course for facilities across Jordan requiring employees to have a basic understanding of radiological and nuclear safety and security fundamentals. Variants of the course are developed for security and non-security personnel, as well as for administrative and technical roles. The course is currently being redeveloped for other sectors, including chemical and biological facilities.