As announced last week, Dr. John P. Holdren, former President Obama’s science advisor, will join fellow senior scientists and engineers, Dr. Richard Meserve and Dr. Rodney Wilson, at FAS’s Science & Security Summit onFriday, April 21 (12-3 p.m.) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Alongside the senior speakers will be three graduate-level scientists and engineers who represent their fields’ next generation of individuals dealing with matters of science, safety, and security. More details.
This Week in FAS
Both reports by the FAS U.S.-French Naval Nuclear Task Force are available to the public after the task force’s special briefings last week:
- France’s Choice for Naval Nuclear Propulsion: Why Low-Enriched Uranium Was Chosen by Alain Tournyol du Clos
- Life-of-the-Ship Reactors and Accelerated Testing of Naval Propulsion Fuels and Reactors by George Moore
Steven Aftergood, director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, published several pieces in Secrecy News, including:
- A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report which indicates that the Trump Administration’s defense budget proposals do not comply with the current Budget Control Act’s defense spending limits.
- An analysis of a new Senate bill introduced last week that requires the Secretary of Defense “to declassify certain documents related to incidents in which members of the Armed Forces were exposed to toxic substances.”
- An updated CRS primer titled, “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Federal Funding and Issues.”
In the Press
“‘The national security adviser … would certainly be entitled to request unmasking in the course of his or her duties,’ said Steven Aftergood, who directs the [FAS] Project on Government Secrecy.”
Events & Affiliate News
What roles do engineers and scientists have in this volatile political atmosphere? Where can these individuals contribute to global security and safety? How can scientists and engineers keep us safe?
Join us on Friday, April 21 alongside three senior and three graduate-level scientists and engineers, including Dr. John P. Holdren, former President Obama’s science advisor, to confront these questions.