2019 Agenda

Join us February 12-14, 2019 as we explore the theme Accomplish the Mission and Identify New Opportunities. Check the agenda frequently as we are regularly adding new speakers!

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Tuesday | February 12

  1. 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    Registration Open

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  2. 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Welcome & Introductions

    Commonwealth Ballroom

  3. 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

    Opening Keynote

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Sponsored By:

    Jacobs

    Hear the latest priorities on NNSA’s FY2019 mission activities, including its current efforts to maintain the nuclear stockpile, prevent nonproliferation and power the nuclear Navy.

  4. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    International Policy and Threat Reduction

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    This session will discuss the threats and opportunities shaping global security policies, and how the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise can support those policies.

  5. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Networking Break

    Assembly Foyer

  6. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Legislative Perspectives on Budget and Policy Initiatives

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Panelists will provide a budget and policy outlook to identify short-term needs and long-term uncertainties for NNSA and DoD budgets as well as the administration’s nuclear policy priorities.

  7. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    Perspectives on Weapons Lab Governance

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    National laboratory and NNSA leadership will discuss their approach to governance and how they are driving culture change to deliver on the vital national security missions at the NNSA nuclear weapons laboratories.

  8. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Opening Reception

    Galaxy Ballroom

    Sponsored By:

    Longenecker & Associates, Inc.

Wednesday | February 13

  1. 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

    Registration Open

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  2. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    Fluor
  3. 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

    Morning Plenary Session

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Sponsored By:

    Huntington Ingalls Industries
  4. 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

    NNSA Weapons Activities Update

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    This session will offer an update on the NNSA’s warhead refurbishment activities, including an assessment of the progress of each life-extension program and its cost and schedule targets.

    • Michael Dunning, PhD (Invited), Acting Principal Associate Director for Weapons & Complex Integration, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Michael A. Thompson, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Major Modernization Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
    • Robert Webster, PhD, Principal Associate Director for the Weapons Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  5. 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

    Networking Break

    Assembly Foyer

  6. 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    The Path to Mission Delivery: A Workforce Discussion

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    With a rising demand for mission production, and a decreasing skilled workforce, successful performance is at risk. Across the complex we are seeing more and more retirements across all skillsets, while the new generation is more digital and socially responsible than previous generations. This session will discuss how the DOE sites can continue to attract and retain the future workforce, the motivation of this new workforce and how policies and processes must evolve to make this successful, as well as budgetary adjustments required accommodate these changes if retraining and retaining is required.

  7. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored By:

    SOC LLC
  8. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Savannah River Site Update and Future

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    This session will discuss priorities and expectations for this site’s critical weapons mission.

    • Mark Whitney, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nuclear & Environmental, AECOM
    • J. Gregory Meyer, Senior Vice President, Operations, Environmental & Nuclear, Fluor
  9. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Ensuring Infrastructure Investment and Recapitalization

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Investment into infrastructure across the DOE nuclear weapons complex is complicated not only by the large number of aging sites, but also the need to connect assets to operational mission. This panel explores how infrastructure investment is best planned in the face of large numbers of assets of varying age and mission "connectedness,” but also how those investments are managed in the face of a changing mission. Additionally, if infrastructure includes IT, security, cyber, and workforce considerations, how should investment account for current and future postures? We will discuss the best approaches for considering repurposing and decommissioning in year-over-year budgets, vis a vis ongoing safety and construction hoteling requirements. Perspectives from the NNSA and from other stakeholders working at specific sites may delineate differences in how to best manage investment budgets.

    • James J. McConnell, Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, National Nuclear Security Administration
  10. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Networking Break

    Assembly Foyer

  11. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Activities Update

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Update on DNFSB activities for public health and safety protection at nuclear facilities.

    • Bruce Hamilton (Invited), Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
  12. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Site Perspectives: Delivering on the Priorities of the Nuclear Posture Review

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Leaders from Y-12, Pantex, the Nevada National Security Site, the Kansas City National Security Campus and the Savannah River Site will discuss maintaining the stockpile as Life Extension Program work grows and other new scope is added to meet the priorities of the Nuclear Posture Review.

    • Stuart MacVean, President and Chief Executive Officer, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
    • Mark Martinez, President, Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
    • John Ricciardelli, President, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies
    • Morgan Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
  13. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Networking Reception

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    AECOM

Thursday | February 14

  1. 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Registration Open

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  2. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    Northrop Grumman
  3. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Developing an Effective and Responsive Strategic Materials Infrastructure

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Implementing the Nuclear Posture Review through key investments for sustainability is key, as the weapons complex supports the stockpile in an increasingly uncertain future. The Nuclear Posture Review points out the need, and urgency, of a strong, responsive and updated infrastructure. Traditionally, the NNSA has neglected parts of the weapons complex infrastructure in favor of mission-driven programs and weapons. Now, NNSA leadership realizes the importance of building a successful and responsive infrastructure around all strategic nuclear materials necessary for a safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons program. Our panelists will discuss the importance of strategic materials and the infrastructure around them, as well as the three pillars of each strategic material program.

    • Kelly Cummins, Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
    • Kenneth B. Sheely, Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, NA-52, National Nuclear Security Administration
  4. 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

    Networking Break

    Assembly Foyer

    Sponsored By:

    Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation
  5. 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

    Weapons Modernization Activities

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    Top strategic forces leadership and expert commentary will address U.S. nuclear modernization priorities, including the Navy’s progress on the new Columbia-class submarine, the Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, and the B-21 strategic nuclear bomber and long-range cruise missile. This session will also in part cover cost and schedule estimates for each program as well as arms control, allied relations and strategic stability connections to these nuclear modernization and sustainment efforts.

  6. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    International Perceptions of the US Nuclear Deterrent

    Commonwealth Ballroom

    • The Honorable Guy B. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  7. 12:00 PM – 12:00 PM

    Conference Adjourns


*Agenda is subject to change