National Nuclear Security Administration

DOE, NNSA leaders open summit on the physical security of nuclear weapons

August 17, 2016

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Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator Madelyn Creedon, and numerous speakers from throughout the Nuclear Security Enterprise spoke at the 2016 Nuclear Weapons Physical Security Collaboration Summit earlier this month at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The event brought together nuclear security stakeholders from across the U.S. Government and the United Kingdom, giving attendees an opportunity to discuss significant policy developments, emerging threats, and other security topics of mutual interest.

Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall welcomed participants to the conference and established its theme of “Evolving Nuclear Security.”

NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator Creedon was the keynote speaker and discussed challenges and successes in physical security across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Attendees included security professionals from the U.S. Government and the United Kingdom.

Brig. Gen. Jimmy E. McMillian (Ret.), of the Department of Energy’s Office of Safeguards, Security & Emergency Preparedness, spoke on “Leadership and Nuclear Security.”