Information Protection & Information Barriers

This section focuses on the protection of sensitive information and different procedures, devices, and software that have been developed to protect sensitive information from unauthorized release, while at the same time allowing inspection and monitoring equipment to be certified and authenticated and verification information to be presented.

 

Key Documents in Information Protection & Information Barriers:

White, Greg. Review of Prior U.S. Attribute Measurement Systems. LLNL-CONF-563691. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 2012.

Close, D.A. et al., Information Barriers - A Historical Perspective. LA-UR-01-2180. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

Langner, Diana et al., Attribute Verification Systems with Information Barriers for Classified Forms of Plutonium in the Trilateral Initiative. LA-UR-01-5567. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

MacArthur, Duncan W., and J.K. Wolford, Jr. Information Barriers and Authentication. LA-UR-01-3334. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

 

The following additional resources are available:

Schirm, Janet, and Glaser, Alexander et al., Virtual Gamma-Ray Spectrometry for Template-Matching Nuclear Warhead VerificationCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures Laboratory. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2015. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved.

Philippe, Sebastien, Robert J. Goldston, George Ascione, Andrew Carpe, Francesco d’Errico, Charles Gentile, and Alexander Glaser, Experimental Demonstration of a Physical Zero-Knowledge Protocol for Nuclear Warhead VerificationCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures LaboratoryProceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2014. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

Goldston, Robert J., Francesco d’Errico, Angela di Fulvio, Alexander Glaser, Sebastien Philippe, and Mark Walker, Zero Knowledge Warhead Verification: System Requirements and Detector TechnologiesCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures LaboratoryProceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2014. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

Philippe, Sebastien, Alexander Glaser, Mark Walker, Boaz Barak, and Robert J. Goldston, Resolving the Information Barrier Dilemma: Next Steps Towards Trusted Zero‐Knowledge Nuclear Warhead VerificationCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures LaboratoryProceedings of the Information Analysis Technologies, Techniques and Methods for Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Verification Workshop. 2014.

Glaser, Alexander and Yan Jie, The Challenge of Nuclear Warhead Verification for Arms Control and Disarmament: A Review of Attribute and Template SystemsCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures LaboratoryProceedings fo the 14th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security. 2014.

Glaser, Alexander et al., Towards a Practical Implementation of an Inspection System for Nuclear Warhead Verification With an Inherent Information BarrierCourtesy of Princeton University's Nuclear Futures LaboratoryProceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2013. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

MacArthur, Duncan et al., Simultaneous Authentication and Certification of Arms-Control Measurement Systems. LA-UR-12-21844. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2012.

Archer, Daniel, Third Generation Attribute Measurement System. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2012. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

Grogan, B.R. et al., Identification of Shielding Material Configurations Using NMIS Imaging. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2011. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

Jarman, K.D. et al., Low-Intrusion Techniques and Sensitive Information Management for Warhead Counting and Verification: FY2011 Annual Report. PNNL-20840. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 2011. 

Luke, S. John, Exploring the Possible Use of Information Barriers for Future Biological Weapons Verification Regimes. LLNL-SR-525091. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 2011.

MacArthur, Duncan W. Joint Development: Technical Considerations and Past Experience. LA-UR-11-03471. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2011.

McDonald, Benjamin et al., Image-Based Verification: Some Advantages, Challenges, and Algorithm-Driven Requirements. PNNL-SA-80551. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 2011.

DeSimone, David et al., Review of Active Interrogation Techniques and Considerations for Their Use Behind an Information Barrier. LA-UR-10-06958. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010.

Kondratov, Sergey et al., AVNG System Demonstration. LA-UR-10-02620. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010. 

MacArthur, Duncan W. et al., Random Selection as a Confidence Building Tool. LA-UR-10-03607. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010.

MacArthur, Duncan W. et al., The Attribute Measurement Technique. LA-UR-10-03195. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010.

Razinkov, Sergey et al., AVNG System Objectives and Concept. LA-UR-10-02625. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010.

Seifert, Allen et al., Imaging for Dismantlement Verification: Information Management and Analysis Algorithms. PNNL-19824. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 2010.

Thron, Jonathan et al., AVNG Authentication Features. LA-UR-10-03606. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2010.

Dale, Crystal et al., Third-Generation Attribute Measurement System Conceptual Design Report. LA-UR-09-06363. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2009.

DeSimone, David et al., Minimum Functionality Attribute Measurement System-Software Implementation. LA-UR-09-06289. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2009.

Kostenko, Igor et al., Multi-Aspect System for Measurement of Attributes of Fissile Materials and Explosives. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2007. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

Kryukov, Vyacheslav et al., Trusted Processor: A Result of the Evolution of Information Barrier Technologies. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2007. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

Elmont, Tim H. et al., AVNG System Software-Attribute Verification System with Information Barriers for Mass Isotopics Measurements. LA-UR-05-4502. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2005.

MacArthur, Duncan W. et al., Use of Commercially Available Software in an Attribute Measurement System. LA-UR-05-4046. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2005.

Elmont, TIm H. et al., Progress of the AVNG System. LA-UR-05-4144. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2005.

Williams, Richard B. et al., Advances in Information Barrier Design. LA-UR-05-4149. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2005.

MacArthur, Duncan W. Attribute Measurement System Integration. LA-UR-04-3463. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2004.

MacArthur, Duncan W., Regime-Independent Charateristics of Attributable Measurement Systems. LA-UR-03-3935. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2003.

Landry, Robert et al., Multiple Processors vs. A Single Processor In Attribute Measurement Systems.  LA-UR-02-5318. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2002.

MacArthur, Duncan W., Attribute Verification and Information Barriers - Design and Implementation. LA-UR-02-5021. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2002.

Geelhood, B.D. et al., Design Guidelines for Authenticable Systems. PNNL-13386. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 2001.

Hirsch, Karen Lewis et al., A Vulnerability Assessment of a General Attribute Measurement System. LA-UR-01-5698. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

Langner, Diana et al., Attribute Measurement Systems Prototypes and Equipment in the United States. LA-UR-01-3610. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

Lemley, J.R. et al., Template Applications for Monitoring Warhead Dismantlement. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Annual Meeting. 2001.This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2001. All rights reserved.

MacArthur, Duncan et al., The Effects of Information Barrier Requirements on the Trilateral Initiative Attribute Measurement System. LA-UR-01-3333. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

MacArthur, Duncan W. et al., Technical Statement of Work for the Attribute Measurement System with Information Barrier (AMSIB). LA-UR-01-3646.  Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2001.

Vanier, Peter et al., Study of the CIVET Design of a Trusted Processor for Non-intrusive Measurements. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2001. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2001. All rights reserved.

Landry, Robert, Attribute Measurement System Computational Block Subsystem: Design Documentation Manual Vol. 1. LA-UR-00-3809. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2000.

Lemley, J.R. et al., On Attributes and Templates for Identification of Nuclear Weapons in Arms Control. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting. 2000. This paper is reprinted with permission from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Copyright 2000. All rights reserved.

MacArthur, Duncan W. et al., Proposed Attribute Measurement System (AMS) with Information Barrier Fissile Material Transparency Technology Demonstration: The Security Watchdog. LA-UR-99-5611. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2000.

MacArthur, Duncan W., Information Barriers. LA-UR-00-5631. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2000.

Voznyuk, Rodion et al., Information Barrier Technology for Warhead Dismantlement Transparency. SAND2000-1532C. Sandia National Laboratory. 2000.

Whiteson, Rena and Duncan W. MacArthur. Fissile Material Transparency Technology Demonstration Attribute Measurement System with Information Barrier: Functional Requirements. LA-UR-99-5634. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 2000.

Lemley, J.R. et al., Confirmatory Measurements for Uranium in Nuclear Weapons by High Resolution Gamma-ray Spectrometry. BNL-66293. Brookhaven National Laboratory. 1999. 

MacArthur, Duncan W. Proposed Attribute Measurement System (AMS) with Information Barrier For the Mayak/PPIA Demonstration: System Overview. LA-UR-99-5611.Los Alamos National Laboratory. 1999.

Zuhoski, Peter B. et al., Building A Dedicated Information Barrier System For Warhead And Sensitive Item Verification. BNL-66214. Brookhaven National Laboratory. 1999. 

Whiteson, Rena and Duncan W. MacArthur, Information Barriers in the Trilateral Initiative: Conceptual Description. LA-UR-98-2137. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 1998.

 

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