Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Implications for Nuclear Security in the US

Chatham House, London, UK

International Security Department

Participants

General Frank Klotz, Head of National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy
Chair: Dr Heather Williams, MacArthur Fellow in the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King's College London

Overview

The recently-concluded Nuclear Security Summit highlighted the critical importance of preventing nuclear terrorism by securing vulnerable nuclear materials worldwide. Responsibility for implementing this mission in the United States rests with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which maintains a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent; prevents, counters and responds to the threats of nuclear proliferation and terrorism; and provides naval nuclear propulsion. With the focus shifting to implementing the commitments undertaken at the summit, General Klotz will discuss how will the NNSA prioritize the challenges and opportunities it confronts and US-UK joint efforts, exercises and areas to work together in all aspects of the nuclear security mission.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.