NUCLEAR DETERRENCE SUMMIT
February 16-19, 2016 | Crystal Gateway Marriott | Arlington, VA

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The annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit is the preeminent gathering of U.S. and international leaders, experts and industry executives in the field of nuclear deterrence. With discussion ranging from management of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and the security of the stockpile to arms control negotiations and strategic policy, the Nuclear Deterrence Summit annually brings together the top minds in the field for what has been described as a ‘nuclear Davos.’ If you’re involved in any facet of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, U.S. strategic forces or nuclear weapons policy, this is an event you can’t afford to miss.
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Join us February 16-19, 2016 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA for two full days of sessions, panel discussions and round tables featuring high-level government officials, seasoned industry experts, and more!

Session topics include:

  • Paying for the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Enterprise
  • Driving Innovation through LDRD and Technology Transfer
  • U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Nonproliferation Cooperation and Increasing Tensions
  • Nuclear Budgets
  • Nonproliferation and Modernization
  • Improving Project and Contract Management Across the NNSA Enterprise
  • Y-12/Pantax at 20 Months: An Update
  • NATO and the Pacific
  • Point-Counterpoint Debate: U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Priorities
  • And more!

Keynote speakers include:

  • Lieutenant General (ret.) Frank Klotz, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Robert Joseph, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy
  • Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters of U.S. Air Force
  • Air Force General Robert Kehler (ret.) Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
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2016 Summit Agenda
Tuesday, February 16
4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open Arlington Foyer
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception TBD

Sponsored by: 

Wednesday, February 17
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Arlington Foyer
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast Arlington Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Presentation Arlington Ballroom

Paying for the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Enterprise

Speaker:

  • Lieutenant General (ret.) Frank Klotz, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion Arlington Ballroom

The Nuclear Security Enterprise: Driving Innovation through LDRD and Technology Transfer

Speakers:

  • Kathleen Alexander, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation for the NNSA's Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Kevin Greenaugh, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Strategic Partnership Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Moderator: Dean Halstead, Vice President of Programs, SAIC
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

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TBD
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation Arlington Ballroom

A Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

Speaker:

  • Robert Joseph, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

U.S. - Russian Arms Control: Nonproliferation Cooperation and Increasing Tensions

Speakers:

  • Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador to the United States, Russian Federation
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State
  • Moderator: Mark Fitzpatrick, Director-IISS Americas, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

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TBD
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  General Session Arlington Ballroom

The 2015-2020 Security Roadmap: Strategic Initiatives for Managing the Defense Nuclear Security Program

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Johnson, Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security; Chief, Defense Nuclear Security, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Lewis MonroeIII, Director, Office of Security Operations and Programmatic Planning, National Nuclear Security Administration
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

Nuclear Budgets: Future Issues, Policies, and Choices

Speaker:

  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Drew Walter, Majority Staff, House Armed Services Committee
  • Adam Mount, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Moderator: Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break TBD
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. General Session Arlington Balltoom

Achieving Culture Change in the Nuclear Security Enterprise

Speakers:

  • John Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
  • Parney Albright, Former Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Moderator: Stephen Younger, Former Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion Arlington Ballroom

How Should DoD Manage its Weapons Funding Priorities as the Bowwave Hits?

Speakers:

  • Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis
  • Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association
  • Robert Hale, Former Comptroller Department of Defense; Fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Moderator: Michaela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst. Defense and Strategic Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Awards Presentation Arlington Ballroom
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Awards Reception Arlington Foyer
Thursday, February 18
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Arlington Foyer
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast Arlington Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

Nonproliferation and Modernization: Laying a Common Groundwork for the Future

Speakers:

  • Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Philip Calbos, Assistant Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion Arlington Ballroom

Future Nuclear Arms Control: Helping Non-Proliferation, Transparency and Stability

Speakers: 

  • Justin Anderson, Senior Policy Analyst, SAIC
  • R. Adm. John Gower, CB, OBE (ret.), Former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological), U.K. MoD
  • Darci McDonald, Senior Policy Analyst, SAIC
  • James R. Howe, Vice President, Threat, Tech & Future Requirements, Visioin Centric, Inc.
  • Moderator: Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break TBD
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

Nuclear Enterprise Assurance (TRUST & SCRM) 

Speakers:

  • W. Stephen Goodrum, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile Management, National Nuclear Security Administration
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

Improving Project and Contract Management Across the NNSA Enterprise

Speakers

  • Robert Raines, National Nuclear Security Administration
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:

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12:45 p,m. - 1:45 p.m.  Panel Discussion Arlington Ballroom

Industry Perspectives on the Path Forward for the Weapons Complex

Speakers:

  • Peter Diakun, VP, Energy Programs, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Richard Goffi, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor Government Group
  • Moderator: David Campbell, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

Y-12/Pantex At 20 Months: An Update

Speakers:

  • Bill Tindal, Y-12 Site Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Inc.
  • Michelle Reichert, Pantex Plant Site Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Inc.
  • Geoff Beausoleil, Manager, NNSA Production Office, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Moderator: Tyler Przybylek, Owner, Wilton Road LLC
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break TBD
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. General Session Arlington Balltoom

DOE Contract and Project Management - Progress and Challenges

Speakers:

  • David Trimble, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panel Session Arlington Ballroom

The Role(s) of the M&O Corporate Parent

Speakers:

  • TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates LLC
  • John Howanitz, Security & Environmental, General Manager, Nuclear Security & Operations, Senior Vice President, Bechtel Nuclear
  • Moderator: Tyler Przybylek, Owner, Wilton Road LLC
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation Arlington Ballroom

Nuclear Security in the 21st Century

Speaker:

  • Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
Friday, February 19
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration Open Arlington Foyer
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast Arlington Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation Arlington Ballroom

A Necessary Ingredient to Modernization: Improving Command and Control

Speaker:

  • Air Force General Robert Kehler (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. General Session Arlington Ballroom

NATO and the Pacific: The Role of Extended Nuclear Deterrence amid Russian and Chinese Threats

Speakers:

  • Thomas Karako, CSIS, Senoior Fellow, International Security Programs
  • Rebecca Heinrichs, Hudson Institute, Fellow
  • Moderator: Daniel Gallington, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Illinois School of Law
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break Arlington Foyer
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion Arlington Ballroom

Security Across the Weapons Complex: The Path Forward

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Gill, GAO, Assistant Director
  • Steve Hafner, Centerra Group, COO, DOE Operations
  • Bruce Rogers, CNS Safeguards, Security and Emergency, Senior Technical Director
  • Moderator: John Longenecker, President, Longenecker & Associates
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Point-Counterpoint Debate Arlington Ballroom

U.S, Nuclear Deterrence Priorities

Speakers:

  • Robert Monroe, Vice Admiral (ret.), U.S. Navy
  • Steve Pifer, Senior Fellow, Bookings Institution
  • Moderator: RAdm John Gower CB OBE, Former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear and Chemical, Biological), retired, UK MoD
12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Registration
General Attendee (including Federal contractors) $1,695 - $1,895

Early Bird Rate (Expires November 6, 2015): $1,695

Advanced Rate (Expires December 18, 2015): $1,795

Regular Rate (After December 18, 2015): $1,895

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Group Rates

Group Registration Rates Are Available! Contact Elana Lilienfeld at elilienfeld@accessintel.com to get information on reduced registrations for your group to attend.  

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made after January 1, 2016 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $300. Registrants who do not cancel prior to January 1, 2016 will be liable for the full registration fee. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. If for any reason Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this conference. Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by the clients. Refunds due to registrant error will be charged a $300 processing fee. Discounts will not be applied to current registrations. No refunds will be granted after January 1, 2016. 

Substitution Policy

Registrations can be altered and edited up until the badge is printed. Access Intelligence recognizes the information in the registration system, NOT the confirmation e-mail, as the most current and valid information. Substitutions may be made at any time for the confirmed registrants of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit; however printed badges are non-transferable once collected at the event. Notice of substitution must be made be made in writing by the original registrant to forums@exchangemonitor.com. Thank you for your registration. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Contact forums@exchangemonitor.com, or call 1-888-707-5814 for more information.

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Lodging

The Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 920-3230

Conference Rate - King or Double Bed Standard Room - $219.

Reservations for hotel accommodations should be made through the link below or by calling 703-920-3230

When making reservations by phone, identify yourself as a Nuclear Deterrence Summit attendee.

Reservations for lodging must be made by Monday, January 18, 2016 to ensure the special conference rate.

Hotel's room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to enhance recognition of your organization’s involvement or interest in getting involved with NNSA or DoD programs with responsibilities for nuclear operations?

Become a Nuclear Deterrence Summit Sponsor and publicize your company to the community directly involved in working in the NNSA and related DoD marketplace. This 2½ day event will attract participants from a broad spectrum of companies and organizations. The benefits include:

  • Partner recognition in onsite program guide, online, in marketing emails, and in collateral promoting the conference
  • Inclusion of ad materials in the onsite program guide*
  • Opportunity for a moderating or speaking slot*
  • Free and/or discounted registrations*
  • Free or reduced fee for exhibit space*
  • Recognition during the conference via signage publicizing the company logo/trademark, etc.
  • And more!

(*Depends on level of sponsorship) 

Click here to see the 2016 Sponsorship Prospectus!

For details please contact Bryan Benjamin at bbenjamin@accessintel.com 

Interested in only exhibiting at the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit? Click here for exhibitor registration, which includes one complimentary registration and your tabletop exhibit space at the 2016 Summit! 

Johnny Foster Award

The Johnny Foster Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually at the Nuclear Deterrence Summit. It recognizes an individual whose life and work have been “dedicated to serve the greater good and security of the nation not only as a public servant but also as a citizen, to ensure the credibility and viability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent and for leadership that continually inspires others to achieve extraordinary goals.” To nominate an individual for this award, please click on the link below.

The deadline for nominations was Nov. 13.

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ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums, founded by the late Edward Helminski, was acquired by Access Intelligence, LLC in March 2015. ExchangeMonitor publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information among government officials, private industry executives, non-governmental organizations and other entities on critical national and international programs and policies. 

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  • Nuclear Material Security.

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