19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

Inspection Team Functionality: A Historical Retrospective

21 Jun 2023, 14:25
Prinz Eugen Saal

Prinz Eugen Saal

Oral T4.5 On-Site Inspection Team Functionality O4.5 On-site Inspection Team functionality


Dr George Tuckwell (RSK Group)Mr Luis Gaya Pique (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)


More than ten years after its development, the inspection team functionality (ITF) has unquestionably become the conceptual framework adopted by the inspection team during on-site inspection (OSI) field exercises. The expectation is that ITF will successfully guide the inspection team when conducting an OSI once the Treaty enters into force. The concept forms the backbone of the inspector training programme and relevant tools such as the Geospatial Information Management System for OSI (GIMO) deliver the ITF logic, decision and operational cycles. But the origins of ITF were far from easy. How was ITF born? What were the issues that the concept was trying to address? How did ITF move from just providing clarity on mission objectives, to creating a framework to think and work, to encapsulating many other aspects such as a robust search logic, a transparent information-flow mechanism, a controversial distributive leadership concept, and a companion field team functionality framework? This presentation provides a historical retrospective of the development of the ITF concept and explains the pillars that converted ITF into the concept of operations for an OSI.

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Primary authors

Dr George Tuckwell (RSK Group) Mr Luis Gaya Pique (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)


Mr Gordon MacLeod (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)) Mr Peter Labak (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) Aled Rowlands (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)

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