On June 22, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine hosted a visit by representatives of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). The meeting was also attended by experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS).
The event involved discussion of the issue important for SNRIU such as enhancement of the regulator’s information security and introduction of the electronic document management system (EDMS) and Knowledge Portal.
The meeting was opened by SNRIU Acting Chairman, Borys Stoliarchuk. He pointed out that enhancement of the SNRIU’s information security is of crucial importance in ensuring nuclear and radiation safety of Ukraine.
“Considering that we have on-site inspectorates at each of the five nuclear power plants in Ukraine and seven regional inspectorates, the introduction of electronic document management system would significantly accelerate the regulator’s activities and save time required to send and approve documents,” noted the Chairman.
Sergiy Kravtsov, Head of the SSTC NRS Information and Technical Department, joined the discussion. He told how SSTC NRS experts introduced the electronic document management system in partnership with the Presidential Administration. “Taking into account that our Center is the only state institution that has ensured successful operation of this EDMS version, has gained extensive experience in this area, and knows the specifics of the SNRIU’s activities, being a technical safety organization for the regulator, I believe that it would be logical to entrust SSTC NRS with EDMS introduction at SNRIU,” he assured.
Oleksandr Ivankov, Head of the SSTC NRS Information and Software and Emergency Response Sector, told about the need to strengthen the SNRIU’s information security and the benefits of introducing the EDMS and Knowledge Portal.
“SNRIU’s information security system needs to be improved. Introduction of a new system is number one priority. An equally important task is to ensure the preservation of information. The introduction of EDMS will allow the original documents to be stored electronically, speed up data processing and provide context-based search in documents,” pointed out Oleksandr Ivankov.
According to Ivankov, the existing document flow at SNRIU is quite extensive. SNRIU annually receives about 11,000 incoming documents and over 9,000 outgoing ones. The SNRIU’s activities are complicated by the fact that it is very problematic to find an electronic document for the past year or the year before last. “The EDMS and Knowledge Portal would resolve this problem,” summed up Oleksandr Ivankov.
Representatives of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) listened to the Ukrainian party and made a decision to provide financial assistance to enhance the SNRIU’s information security and implement the EDMS and Knowledge Portal.
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