Nuclear

NTI research identifies lack of political will, attention to nuclear security

In a new paper, researchers from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) found that nuclear security now exists in something of…

1 week ago

Lawmakers urge Biden to reduce role of nuclear weapons

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and other Congress members urged President Joe Biden to limit the role of nuclear weapons…

1 week ago

Sandia National Lab designs modular radiation monitors for U.S. ports

Sandia National Laboratory’s modular radiation detection monitors will decrease costs and enhance threat detection, officials say. As part of an…

2 weeks ago

NTI analysis recommends immediate action to manage use of AI in nuclear weapons systems

According to a new paper from the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), artificial intelligence in nuclear weapons systems is a…

4 weeks ago

Democratic legislators seeks reduced nuclear weapons national security strategy

A group of lawmakers recently urged the Biden administration to consider fulfilling a pledge to reduce the role of nuclear…

2 months ago

IAEA breaks ground on International Nuclear Security Training Center

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced it had broken ground on a new facility to strengthen countries’ abilities to…

2 months ago

DHS seeking component technology support

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program announced last week that it is seeking…

3 months ago

House ICBM Act proposes spending pause for new nuclear missiles

Denouncing further spending on the nuclear Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program as unnecessary, costly, and promoting a nuclear arms…

3 months ago

NTI offers U.S. nuclear policies, reengagement guidance

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) personnel said the recent offering of its U.S. Nuclear Policies for a Safer World seeks to…

3 months ago

Curtiss-Wright Corporation secures naval defense contracts

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has secured a series of Navy contracts in excess of $130 million to aid naval…

4 months ago

GAO report: Nuclear triad nearing end-of-life dates, government replacement plans necessary

A new report by the General Accountability Office (GAO) found that most of the U.S. nuclear triad is nearing or…

5 months ago

NNSA dispositions more than 100 Manhattan Project-era nuclear facilities

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a major milestone this week with the removal of more than 100 facilities…

5 months ago

Lawmakers seek expanded Russia nuclear weapons dialogue

A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to President Joe Biden encouraging the expansion of nuclear weapons dialogue with Russia.…

5 months ago

United States, Sudan working to strengthen nuclear safeguards, security

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Kasia Mendelsohn met virtually with the Sudanese Nuclear…

5 months ago

Lawmakers reintroduce nuclear weapons use bill

A group of lawmakers recently reintroduced the No First Use Act, which establishes that U.S. policy is not to use…

5 months ago

Biden nominates Jill Hruby as under secretary at NNSA

President Joe Biden nominated Jill Hruby as under secretary for nuclear security and administrator of the Department of Energy’s National…

5 months ago

DOD advances nuclear microreactor prototype design process

Department of Defense (DOD) officials have proceeded with transportable advanced nuclear microreactor prototype design initiatives through two contract options. Teams…

6 months ago

Resolution condemns Iranian nuclear weapon pursuits

A bipartisan group of lawmakers recently introduced a resolution condemning Iran's nuclear weapon pursuits. Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Kathy Manning…

7 months ago

Lawmakers advocate preventing Iran’s nuclear capabilities

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) is among lawmakers encouraging the Biden administration to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapon capabilities. Joyce…

7 months ago

Senate bill supports Biden efforts to rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal

A group of Senators introduced legislation supporting President Joe Biden’s efforts to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal, also called the…

7 months ago

NIA, PGS release advanced nuclear energy development strategy

A joint document recently released by the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) and Partnership for Global Security (PGS) defines a comprehensive…

7 months ago

Nuclear Threat Initiative praises Biden plan to extend New START agreement with Russia

The Nuclear Threat Initiative applauded the Biden Administration for extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia…

8 months ago

Process examines illicit nuclear trade exposure

A Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) and Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) report has determined a blueprint for identifying high-risk…

8 months ago

Sandia National Laboratories names McGill new deputy labs director

Laura McGill has been named Sandia National Laboratories deputy labs director and will lead its nuclear deterrence programs to support…

9 months ago

National Nuclear Security Administration submits 2021 stockpile stewardship, management plan to Congress

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) delivered its 2021 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP) to Congress this week,…

9 months ago

Northrop Grumman secures Navy vehicles contract

Navy officials said the service branch has awarded a $57 million award potentially worth up to $250 million to Northrop…

9 months ago

NTI warns of risks associated with digitization, upgrades of U.S. nuclear weapons systems

In a new report, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) warns of the risks related to the digitization and automation upgrade…

10 months ago

Session targets bolstering nuclear security engagement

Experts from 21 countries, industry, and non-government organizations gathered virtually last month for the 12th meeting of the Global Dialogue…

10 months ago

BARDA partnering with Chrysalis BioTherapeutics to create peptide capable of countering radiation

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is expanding a contract with Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc. to pursue the development…

10 months ago

NTI, CENESS advocate sustainment of International Atomic Energy Agency initiative

A new Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) report seeks U.S. and Russia support…

10 months ago

Justice Department files Iranian forfeiture complaint

The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a complaint regarding the forfeiture of a pair of Iranian missile shipments and…

11 months ago

Army, Northrop Grumman deploy enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station capabilities

Army and Northrop Grumman personnel said the recent deployment of enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in South Korea…

11 months ago

BARDA requests abstract submissions for development of repurposed therapeutics

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) began this month soliciting support for repurposing therapeutics into medical countermeasures against…

11 months ago

Sens. Van Hollen, Young urge Trump to extend New START arms agreement with Russia

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN) are urging the Trump Administration to extend the New Strategic…

11 months ago

NTI touts ratification of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) said the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has been ratified by 50…

11 months ago

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