National Nuclear Security Administration

Forum engages current and developing nuclear security leaders

April 18, 2016

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In late March, the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) Alumni Forum brought together current and former fellows with leaders from across the national laboratories and the nuclear security enterprise. The annual event invites participants to share their career experiences as developing leaders within NNSA and fosters a network of professionals within the broader nuclear security community.

The event welcomed guests including NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (Ret.) and NNSA Associate Administrator for Management and Budget Randall Hendrickson. The current class of fellows attended a roundtable hosted by Klotz, who discussed modern nuclear security challenges and the momentum NGFP fellows add to the future of NNSA.

Following the roundtable, current fellows, NGFP alumni, and invited guests convened for a networking and poster-display session. The current class of fellows, who began in June and comprise 38 students placed at locations across the country, shared accomplishments during their fellowships.  This was the first year that two fellows were placed at the Department of State. The fellowship term for the current class concludes in June.

NGFP is sponsored by NNSA’s Office of Management and Budget and administered by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to build future leaders in nuclear security and nonproliferation.