ExchangeMonitor Reveals Agenda for the 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Summit

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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.

ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums has announced its agenda for the 10th anniversary of the Nuclear Deterrence Summit. Leaders from across the U.S. nuclear enterprise will come together to explore this year’s theme, The Administration’s New Nuclear Posture Review.

Throughout three days of conference sessions and networking events, more than 350 attendees will participate in discussions during panel sessions, debates, keynote presentations and roundtables including:

  • Nuclear Posture Review and Policy Update
  • National Laboratories Update
  • Addressing the Evolving Cyber Security Threat
  • NNSA Weapons Activities Update
  • Infrastructure Modernization (Construction & Project Management)
  • Countering Nuclear Smuggling
  • Proliferation Challenges: North Korea, China, Russia and Iran
  • Nuclear Triad Modernization
  • Congressional Outlook

The 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Summit agenda was made possible by the 2018 Program Committee. This accomplished group of nine individuals worked to ensure the conference program addressed the opportunities and challenges facing the nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation areas. Program Committee members include:

  • Nancy Berlin, Program Manager, Nuclear Deterrence Summit
  • Lauren Bruner, Director, Strategic Integration, Huntington Ingalls Industries / Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3)
  • Robert DeGrasse, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bechtel National, Inc.
  • Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis
  • Dan Leone, Reporter, Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor
  • Elizabeth Porter, Senior Vice President, Federal Energy and Environment, Leidos
  • Chris Schneidmiller, Editor-in-Chief, ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums
  • Don Trost, Executive Vice President, TechSource
  • Peter D. Rizik, Strategic and Nuclear, General Dynamics
  • Bryan Wilkes, Vice President for Strategic Engagement and External Relations, CB&I Project Services Group

“Once again ExchangeMonitor is providing the professional nuclear expert community in Washington, D.C. and around the country with a highly informative series of top-notch speakers to address the most critical issues facing this country regarding its nuclear enterprise modernization challenges,” said Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis.

The 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Summit gives attendees access to executives representing some of the world’s most influential organizations and government agencies working in the nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation areas. NNSA representatives, industry executives, government officials, site and lab managers nationwide, and more will discuss this year’s theme, The Administration’s New Nuclear Posture Review. The final document of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is set to be released just months before the Summit takes place, and will cover each leg of the nuclear triad. The review will detail the administration’s priorities for modernization and how this effort will relate to the nation’s policies on nonproliferation, arms control and keeping the nation safe from nuclear attack as well as continuing efforts by the Department of Homeland Security and Nuclear Detection Office to combat future nuclear smuggling and terrorism activities.

The full agenda, complete with session descriptions, is available online at

Taking place February 20-22 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA, 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the annual Summit. With over 350 expected from companies and government agencies, including General Dynamics, Jacobs, AECOM, Booz Allen Hamilton, TechSource, Bechtel, Huntington Ingalls Industries / Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3), Navarro, National Nuclear Security Administration, Honeywell, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Sandia National Laboratory, and more, the 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Summit is a can’t miss event.

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ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information on critical programs and policies. Areas of focus include: the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the cleanup of the nuclear legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War; the National Nuclear Security Administrative and the current U.S. nuclear weapons complex; and the commercial radioactive waste industry.

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