Innovations in Nuclear Waste Management

FAS and The Heritage Foundation hosted a briefing on nuclear waste management. Topics discussed included: the gap between the report released by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future and future implementation legislation, methods of spent nuclear fuel management and their political implications, a market-based… Read More

Oversight of Biodefense Research

The United States has a large biodefense infrastucture across many different government agencies, which seeks to reduce the risks associated with a potential attack using biological weapons.  Dr. Matthew Meselson, a renowned expert in chemical and biological defense and arms control, discussed the need for increased oversight… Read More

Increasing Nuclear Transparency with Satellite Imagery

Access to commercial high-resolution satellite imagery allow analysts to monitor and profile nuclear weapons and facilities in ways that were inconceivable only a short time ago. New software freely available on the Internet further enables analysts to improve the visualization of complex security issues. A few years ago, such capabilities were only available… Read More

Revolution in Nuclear Detection Affairs

FAS hosted a briefing regarding U.S. efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Dr. Huban Gowadia, Deputy Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) at the Department of Homeland Security, briefed guests on “the Revolution in… Read More

Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons Briefing

A new FAS Special Report published three weeks before 28 NATO member countries convened in Chicago on May 20-21, 2012 to approve the conclusions of a year-long Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR). Among other issues, the review determined the number and role of the U.S. non-strategic nuclear weapons deployed… Read More

Bridging the Generational Divide in Nuclear Security

On May 8, 2012, FAS hosted an event in Atherton, CA, on how to bridge the generational divide on nuclear security. FAS works to engage young scientists and engineers in important security issues. Additionally, FAS recognized the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, as well… Read More

2011 FAS Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, the Federation of American Scientists hosted the FAS Awards Ceremony at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. FAS presented the 2011 Hans Bethe Award to the Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, and the inaugural 2011 Richard L. Garwin… Read More