posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:10 AM
Administrator D'Agostino's Remarks at the National Defense University Forum Congressional Breakfast Seminar
May 4, 2010
As we speak, we are working in more than 100 countries around the world to improve security at nuclear sites, secure nuclear materials, and prevent
nuclear smuggling by installing radiation detection equipment at ports, airports and border crossings around the world. [NOTE: Around the world -
We are disposing of excess U.S. and international fissile materials. The signing of the revised US-Russian Plutonium Disposition Agreement is a major
step forward in this regard, as is the recent announcement that Russia will permanently close its last weapons-grade plutonium producing reactor at
Zheleznogorsk. At NNSA, we have been working for several years to close these reactors and replace them with fossil fuel burning plants.
At NNSA and the Department of Energy, we are working to promote civil nuclear power in a way that is consistent with nonproliferation objectives,
including by strengthening the international safeguards system and developing new safeguards technologies, expertise, policies, concepts, and
And we are developing highly sensitive and wide-area nuclear materials detection technology.
All of these efforts are supported by the unparalleled technical capabilities located within our Nuclear Security Enterprise, in particular the three
nuclear weapons laboratories. That is one of the reasons the President’s FY2011 budget request for NNSA is so important to implementing the full
range of our nuclear security mission.
For NNSA Organizational Chart:
- Office of Nuclear Counterterrorism - Randall R. Weidman - NA-47Office