2021 Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Full conference registration does not give you access to the pre-conference workshop. Separate registration for this workshop is required.


Bridging Gaps and Overcoming Challenges Emerging in the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Nuclear Modernization Effort

Nuclear modernization requires unprecedented action to meet critical mission schedules and achieve extensive infrastructure improvements. This seminar offers a deep dive into the innovative management and operations strategies, approaches, and best practices from throughout the NSE to meet schedule and mission requirements. Speakers will discuss mission challenges, operational barriers, and share success stories, including:

Upgrading Equipment and Technology Dealing with the Safety Envelope

8:40 – 9:15 a.m.

James McConnell, Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, National Nuclear Security Administration

Pit Manufacturing

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Dave Olsen, Executive Vice President, NNSA Capital Projects/Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Leveraging Existing Partners and their Resources

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Kelly Beierschmitt, Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Evolving Workforce Capabilities and Capacity

11:00 – 11:40 a.m.

Jay Pape, Program Division Director W-88 Alt 370. (Invited)

Question & Answer

11:40 – 12:00 p.m.

This exclusive, interactive session will provide attendees the opportunity to share viewpoints, challenge assumptions, and discuss the lessons learned that bridge gaps and overcome barriers with regard to nuclear modernization.

Preconference Sponsored by: TechSource


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