Collaborations NOTABLE 10 Providing critical data to first responders INL played a critical role in advancing the scientific data gathering for an important U.S. Department of Homeland Security exercise. Jam X 17 provided an opportunity to assess the impacts of intentional radio frequency interference on first responder equipment used for communications, navigation and timing. Hundreds of participants from first response organizations across the country gathered on INL’s unique test ranges to collect critical data for the DHS, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, and state and local first responder agencies. Automating grid threat response INL is collaborating with California Energy Systems for the 21st Century (CES-21), a research partnership that includes Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, New Context Services, Inc., and California utilities. INL is working with CES-21 to develop an innovative concept for machine-to-machine automated threat response. The research aims to provide utilities with access to automated threat and exploit prioritization capabilities. These tools will reduce the time for discovery and recovery from illicit behavior, ultimately resulting in increased resiliency of the electric grid in California and beyond. Training for a radiological response INL served as the lead exercise planner for a joint U.S.-Canada post-detonation nuclear event emergency response exercise in Nova Scotia. The simulated nuclear detonation supported the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation. The exercise enabled nuclear forensics experts from the U.S. and Canada to respond during a radiological event. Modernizing nuclear control rooms INL is helping modernize a control room at Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. Legacy analog instrumentation and control technologies represent a key challenge to the long-term sustainability of the existing fleet of light water reactors due to aging, obsolescence, reliability and familiarity to a future workforce. Working with Palo Verde staff, INL completed a preliminary design DHS Science &Technology explored jamming vulnerabilities in communications systems during the Jam X 17 exercise at INL. ImagecourtesyoftheU.S.Department ofHomelandSecurity