2019 Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full conference registration does not give you access to the pre-conference workshop. Separate registration for this workshop is required.

Nuclear Enterprise: A Systems Perspective

This workshop will examine the overall integrated system needs and concerns on meeting the national security tasking to provide for a modern, robust, flexible, resilient and appropriately tailored nuclear deterrent.  This is a rare opportunity to learn and discuss where direct and indirect requirements meet and interact; and how national security requirements at the Department of Defense (DoD) flow into the nuclear weapons complex operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The Department of Defense will discuss its efforts to address requirements based on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. This will be followed by a discussion from current and former NNSA and contractor leaders on the many moving parts that must all work in concert to meet DoD’s requirements.  We will explore what is working well and where the pressure points are in the process.

In addition, there will be a brief presentation on outcomes from last year’s pre-workshop conference on counter-proliferation.

  1. 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast Commonwealth Ballroom
  2. 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
    Welcome and Introductions Commonwealth Ballroom
    • Donald G. Trost, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, TechSource, Inc.
  3. 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
    Update on Counterproliferation from 2018 conference Commonwealth Ballroom
    • Doug Anson, Major General (RET) USAR, Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) domain expert, TechSource, Inc.
    • Dallas Boyd, Executive Director, Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration
  4. 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    DoD Perspective on requirements and challenges Commonwealth Ballroom
    • Peter Fanta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Matters, U.S. Department of Defense
  5. 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Networking Break
  6. 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Views from the Enterprise Commonwealth Ballroom
    • William Tindal, Y-12 Site Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
    • Everet Beckner PhD, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  7. 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Networking Break
  8. 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and the New Congress—What can we expect? Commonwealth Ballroom
    • Dr. John R. Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  9. 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Q&A Commonwealth Ballroom

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