February 28 – March 2, 2017 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C.


The annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit gathers U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss management of the nuclear complex, the security of the stockpile, arms control negotiations, and strategic policy.
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With the upcoming transition to new U.S. leadership and the growing debate over how to balance national defense needs with global disarmament efforts, all eyes remain on policy makers, industry officials, and stakeholders throughout the U.S. nuclear enterprise. The 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit will once again bring these leaders together for the most timely discussions on the United States’ role in arms control and nonproliferation, potential changes to U.S. nuclear posture under a new president, and the dynamic nature of this country’s relationship with international allies and adversaries.

You won’t want to miss this Nuclear Deterrence Summit under a new administration as decision makers set the stage for new U.S. nuclear policy. ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums has announced dates and location for the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit! Plan to join us February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Registration is open for both attendees and exhibitors for the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact David Brumbach at or 301-354-1774.

“We are excited to come off a successful 2016 event where attendees felt that sessions were very thought-provoking, informative, and useful. We have expanded our partners to include Defense Daily, which will help us reach a new audience to continue to facilitate these important conversations at the Nuclear Deterrence Summit. We expect the 2017 sessions to be even more stimulating, especially given the current political climate,” says Kristy Keller, Director of Conferences & Events, 

Hundreds of attendees gathered 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 and seasoned industry experts.

Session topics included:

  • 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
  • NATO and the Pacific
  • Point-Counterpoint Debate: U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Priorities
  • And more!

Session coverage from ExchangeMonitor’s Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor included:

Here’s what some attendees said about the 2016 Summit:

  • “Good update on Weapon & Nonprolifieration now and into the future.”
  • “Conference was very informative and useful!”
  • “The Trust/SCRM was an excellent topic!”
  • “Very thought-provoking!”

Registration is open for the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.!

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To participate as a speaker for the 2017 program, please contact Nancy Berlin, Program Manager, at 703-527-2764 or

2017 sponsorship opportunities are available! For a copy of the prospectus and to secure your sponsorship, contact David Brumbach at 301-354-1774 or




Our 2016 Sponsors

2016 Summit Agenda

Check back soon for details on the 2017 agenda! If you have session ideas or are interested in speaking, please contact Nancy Berlin at or 703-527-2764.

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


  • 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


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

A Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence


  • 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


  • 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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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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?


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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) 


  • 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


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

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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
General Attendee $1,695 - $1,995

Early Bird Rate (Expires October 28, 2016): $1,695

Advanced Rate (Expires December 9, 2016): $1,795

Regular Rate (After December 9, 2016): $1,895

Onsite Rate: $1,995

* Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor Subscribers should contact 1-888-707-5814 or to receive a discount code to save on registration!

Federal Employees $795 - $995

Early Bird Rate (Expires October 28, 2016): $795

Advanced Rate (Expires December 9, 2016): $895

Regular Rate (After December 18, 2016): $995

* Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor Subscribers should contact 1-888-707-5814 or to receive a discount code to save on registration!

Group Rates

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

Attendance Policy

Attendance as a general attendee at this event is reserved for DOE, DoD, and other government agency contractors, engineers, scientists, program managers, and all other federal, state, and local government employees. Vendors, service providers, and manufacturers are encouraged to register as a sponsor or exhibitor, which includes access to the general sessions and content provided during the program. If you are identified as a potential sponsoring/exhibiting company, you will be contacted by a member of our team regarding sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made after January 6, 2017 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $300. Registrants who do not cancel prior to January 6, 2017 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 6, 2017.

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 2017 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 Thank you for your registration. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Register to Attend


Capital Hilton

1001 16th Street NW
Washington D.C., 20036
Tel: +1-202-393-1000
Rate: $269/night
Reserve online here.

In order to get a room in the official Nuclear Deterrence Summit room block at the discounted rate of $269/night (plus taxes), reservations must be made no later than Friday, February 3rd. Click here to reserve your room.

Capital Hilton is located two blocks north of the White House on 16th Street and K Street, in Northwest Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines). Capital Hilton is also less than one mile to the Washington Convention Center.

Driving Directions:
Washington National Airport:
Follow signs to Washington. Take first exit to I-395 N, which becomes 14th St Bridge. Move to left lane and go north on Route 1 (14th St). Turn left on I St. Turn right on 16th St. Go north one block. Hotel is on corner of 16th and K.
Distance from Hotel: 5 mi.
Drive Time: 20 min.

Washington Dulles International Airport:
Take Dulles Toll Road to I-66 East. Follow signs to Washington. Take Constitution Ave exit. Turn left on 18th. Turn right on H St and then left on 16th. Go north two blocks. Hotel is on corner of 16th and K.
Distance from Hotel: 25 mi.
Drive Time: 45 min.

Baltimore/Washington International:
Take Balt-Wash Pkwy (I-295 S) to Route 50 W (will become New York Ave). Cross over N Capitol St into Northwest DC. At Mt Vernon Sq, turn left on 10th St and right on K St. Turn right on 16th St. Hotel is on corner of 16th and K.
Distance from Hotel: 30 mi.
Drive Time: 1 hr.

The hotel offers valet parking only, however there are self-park garages nearby, which are not operated by the hotel. Valet parking at the hotel is $56.00 per day.


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors




Become a sponsor at the 2017 Nuclear Deterrence Summit to network and connect with major players in the nuclear industry. Attendees network to receive high-level strategic updates about major programs and issues facing the weapons complex.

The Nuclear Deterrence Summit has the legacy and rich history of bringing together discussions on the path forward for the nuclear weapons complex and includes senior-level management and directors from the NNSA, its weapons labs, and sites nationwide.

Fast Facts:

  • Over 350 attendees expected for 2017
  • 40% are senior management executives (VP-level and higher)
  • 42% are government or military executives

Attendee Titles include:

  • Government and Laboratory Program Managers
  • Senior C-Level Management
  • Scientists/Physicists
  • NNSA Officials
  • Business Development Directors
  • Program Analysts
  • Technical and Software Engineers   
  • Security Program Managers
  • And more!

Download the 2017 prospectus by clicking here now. To secure your sponsorship, please contact:

David Brumbach
Tel: 301-354-1774

Exhibitor registration is open! Register by December 9, 2016 for a rate of $995. Rates increase after December 9, 2016 to $1,495. Tabletop exhibitors will receive one complimentary registration, a 6' table and two chairs, exhibitor logo placement on all online and onsite marketing materials, and recognition as an exhibitor in event marketing emails. 

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 deterrence and for leadership that continually inspires others to achieve extraordinary goals.”

To nominate an individual for this award, please click here to download the nomination form.

Contact Us

General Questions and Customer Service:

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities:
David Brumbach
Account Executive
Tel: 301-354-1774
Cell: 717-497-1625 

Marketing and Registration:
Elana Lilienfeld
Marketing Manager

Conference and Speaking Opportunities:
Nancy Berlin
Program Manager
Tel: 703-527-2764
Cell: 703-868-3219

General Information:
Kristy Keller
Director of Conferences & Events

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  • Nuclear Material Security.

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