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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.

Nearly 375 Gather for 7th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Nearly 375 participants gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-20 for the seventh annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit to hear more than two dozen government officials, nuclear experts, industry and executives and Congressional staff. The four-day event included speeches by National Nuclear Security Administration chief Frank Klotz, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, Russian Amb. Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Navy Strategic Systems Programs Director Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Air Force Global Strike Command Director of Operations Maj. Gen. Michael Fortney, and Principal Director of Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy Greg Weaver.

The summit also included panel discussions on governance of the nuclear security enterprise, modernization priorities for the nation’s nuclear deterrent, and industry perspectives on the path forward for the weapons complex  as well as addresses by Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein, NNSA Acquisition and Project Management chief Bob Raines, and NNSA Associate Administrator for Infrastructure and Operations Jim McConnell.

Longtime weapons complex official Troy Wade was awarded with the third annual Johnny Foster Award.  Wade served more than 50 years in the nation’s nuclear weapons programs in a variety of roles, from his time as a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear weapons explosives expert at the Nevada Test Site in the early 1960s to his tenure as the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs.

Save the date for the 2016 Summit, February 16-19, 2016
at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA! 

Click Here To View the 2015 Agenda


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Registration type

Early Bird Rate
(Before December 15, 2015)

Regular Rate
(After December 15, 2015)

General Attendee (including Federal contractors)

$1,695 $1,895
Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor Subscribers $1,495 $1,695
Federal Employees $795 $995

Registration includes: three continental breakfasts, two lunches, three receptions, one dinner, and a copy of the program guide. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or before January 15, 2016 are refundable subject to a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after January 15, 2016. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute as cancellation. Substitutions may be made at any time for confirmed registrants. Notice of substitution must be made in writing to

Contact, or call 1-888-707-5814 for more information.


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The Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 920-3230


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

Government Per Diem Rate Rooms Are Available


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.



Partnership 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 Partner 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 the program guide
  • Inclusion of a 2 or 4 page ‘marketing’ flyer in the conference resource book;
  • Moderating or speaking*;
  • Free or discounted registrations*;
  • Free or reduced fee for exhibit space; and
  • Recognition during the conference via signage publicizing the company logo/trademark, etc.

(*Depends on level of partnership) 

For details please contact Candy Maness at
318-550-1727 or

2015 Partners....


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 is Nov. 13.


Download the Nomination Form

Click Here To View the 2015 Participant List

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Past Attending Organizations

AECOM GDIT Project On Government Oversight
Aerojet Rocketdyne General Dynamics Project on Managing the Atom
Affairs General Dynamics Advanced Information Project Time & Cost, Inc.
Agence France Presse General Dynamics Electric Boat Protection Strategies Incorporated
Air Force Public Affairs General Dynamics Information Technology Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.)
Akerman General Dynamics Mission Systems Resource Alternatives, Inc.
Alion Science & Technology GeoStrategic Analysis RFW Management Solutions
Allan Consulting German Embassy RIA Novosti
Alston Strategic Consulting, LLC Global Security Newswire RTVI
America (LIUNA) Great Basin Technology, Inc. Russian Embassy
ARES Corporation GS&S - The Boeing Company Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
AREVA Inc. Harvard University Russian Trade Representation
Arms Control Association Honeywell SAIC
Arms Control Today Honeywell FM&T Sandia National Laboratories
Associated Press House Armed Services Committee Savannah River National Laboratory
Association House Committee on Appropriations Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
ATK House Committee on Foreign Affairs School of Advanced Air & Space Studies
ATK Aerospace Group House Strategic Forces Subcommittee Science Magazine
ATK Space Systems HRL Laboratories, llc. Scitor
ATKINS Huntington Ingalls Industries SEC
Atlantic Council of the United States IBM Security
Aviation Week Idaho National Laboratory Senate Armed Services Committee
AWE plc IINPS Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
B&W Innovative Environmental Technologies Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee
B&W Pantex Innovative Technology Partnerships, LLC Senate Intelligence Committee
B&W Technical Services Y-12, LLC Inside Missile Defense SGT, Inc.
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc Inside the Air Force Shaw AREVA MOX Services
Babcock Services, Inc. Inside the Navy Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
BAE Systems Inside the Pentagon Shaw Group
Baker Donelson Shaw Project Services Group
Battelle Institute for Defense Analyses SOC Los Alamos
Battelle Memorial Institute Institute for Policy and Strategy Southeastern Universities Research
BDS-US Institute for Science and International Sputnik International News
Bechtel National, Inc. Interfax SRNL
Bechtel Nuclear, Security, and Environmental, Inc. International Institute for Non-Proliferation Stanford University
Belfer Center for Science and International IntuView Ltd. State of South Carolina
BG4 llc ISA Stimson Center
BGITM ITAR-TASS News Agency Stockpile Stewardship
Black & Veatch J.G. Management Systems Strata-G, LLC
Bloomberg News Jacobs STRATCOM
Booz Allen Hamilton Jacobs Engineering Strategic Deterrence Coalition
Bradburne Consulting Jacobs Technology Strategic Forces Association
Breckenridge Institute James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Strategic Management Solutions, LLC
British American Security Information Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Strategic Marketing Consultants
British Embassy Journal of College Science Strategic Posture Commission
Brookhaven National Laboratory K.A. Carlson, Inc. Subcommittee on Energy & Water
Building & Construction Trades Kansas City Plant Success Staging International
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Keen Management Solutions, LLC Sullivan International Group, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell Kiewit Federal Group Inc. Synergy Solutions, Inc.
BURUNDI Knoxville News Sentinel Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Business L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp TASC
CareerSMITH Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Team Submarine, United States Navy
Carnegie Endowment for International Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technion Israel Institute of Technology
CB&I Leidos TechSource, Inc.
CBI Project Services Group, LLC Lewis-Burke Associates TerranearPMC
CEA Lockheed Martin Corporation Tetra Tech HEI
CEA - France Lockheed Martin IS&GS Tetra Tech, Inc.
CEA/DAM Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Textron
Center for Arms Control and Non- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems
Center for Public Integrity Logan Research The Asahi Shimbun
Center for Strategic and International Studies Longenecker & Associates, Inc The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Centerra Group, LLC Los Alamos National Laboratory The Babcock & Wilcox Company
CH2M HILL Los Alamos Study Group The Boeing Company
Chenega Security & Protection Services Magic City Financial Group, LP The Cavanagh Group,LLC
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) Merrick & Company The Center for Arms Control and Non-
Committee on Appropriations Ministry of Defense The Center for Public Integrity
Computer Science Corporation Montana Defense Alliance The Duffy Group
Congressional Budget Office National Institute for Public Policy The KeySource Group, Inc.
Congressional Research Office National Journal Group The Scowcroft Group
Congressional Research Service National Nuclear Security Administration The Shaw Group
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC National Nuclear Security Administration - Los Alamos Field Office The Texas A&M University System
Council on Foreign Relations National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of External Affairs The Washington Post/Penguin USA
CSIS, Project on Nuclear Issues National Secure Manufacturing Center The Yomiuri
C-SPAN National Security Technologies, LLC Toeroek Associates, Inc.
CTG, llc Nevada Alliance for Defense, Energy & Business Trinity University
Culmen International Nevada National Security Site Triple Canopy
Dade Moeller Nevada Security Technologies, LLC TV Asahi
Day & Zimmermann / SOC Newport News Nuclear, Inc. U.K. Ministry of Defense
DC Government Relations, LLC Newport News Shipbuilding U.S. Air Force
Decision Factors, Inc. News Sentinel U.S. Air Force, Global Strike Command
Decision Sciences NHK Japan Broadcasting U.S. Department of Defense
Defense Daily NIT U.S. Department of Energy
Defense Media Activity n-Link Corporation U.S. Department of Energy,  Office of Inspector General
Defense News Northrop Grumman Corporation U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding U.S. Department of State
Deloitte Consulting Northrop Grumman Technical Services U.S. Government Accountability Office
Draper Laboratory NSTec U.S. House of Representatives
DSIC NSTec, Nevada Test Site U.S. Naval Academy
Eagle Horizon Group NSWC U.S. Navy
Edlow International NSWCDD U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Electric Boat Nuclear Safety Associates U.S. State Department
Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU Nuclear Threat Institute U.S. Strategic Command
Embassy of Australia Nuclear Weapon Surety and Quality Office Union of Concerned Scientists
Embassy of France Oak Ridge National Laboratory Universities Research Association Inc,
Embassy of The Netherlands Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear Matters University of California
Embassy of the Russian Federation Office of U.S. Representative Chuck University of Nevada, Las Vegas
EnergySolutions Office of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl University of New Mexico
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. Omega Technical Services URS Corporation
Ernst & Young OSD URS Professional Solutions
ETEBA Pacific Northwest National Laboratory USSTRATCOM
European Leadership Network Pajarito/RPS/SA Mays, LLC UT-Battelle
FDCON Pantex Site Office VisX Corporation
Federal News Service PaR Systems, Inc. / Environmental Wackenhut Services, Inc.
Federation of American Scientists Paragon Systems, Inc. Wade Associates
Fermi Research Alliance Parsons Wagstaff Applied Technologies
Financial Times Partnership for Global Security Washington News Bureau
Fleischmann Patrick R Davidson & Associates LLC Wastren Advantage, Inc.
Fluor Perma Fix Environmental Services Westech International, Inc.
Fluor Federal Services Physics Today White House National Security Council
Fluor Government Group Platts Wilton Road, LLC
FOX News Channel Ploughshares Fund Women's Action for New Directions
Frank Douglas Consulting POGO WorleyParsons Polestar
Friends Committee on National Legislation Polish Institute of International Affairs WSI
G4S Americas Pro2Serve Y-12 National Security Complex
G4S Government Solutions Project Enhancement Corporation  


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