A Nuclear Security Governance Template: How Good Governance Leads to Good Security

Following over four years of work, Stimson’s Nuclear Security Program is proud to present the culmination of its research exploring incentives that would encourage the civilian nuclear sector to adopt cost-effective security practices that go beyond regulatory minimums. The research led to the development of a Security Governance Template to help licensees perform a high-level review of their security practices while facilitating communication with stakeholders.

Keynote speaker, Stephen G. Burns, former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman, will discuss how nuclear operators can strengthen public confidence in nuclear power

Featured Speaker

Stephen G. Burns, Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Stephen G. Burns served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from November 2014 through April 2019 and was designated Chairman by President Obama from January 2015 until January 2017. Prior to his service as Commissioner, Steve was the Head of Legal Affairs at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris from April 2012 through October 2014.

Additional Commentary

Nickolas Roth, Stimson’s Nuclear Security Program Director

Nickolas Roth is a senior fellow and director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program. His research has focused on nuclear security, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and the nuclear policy-making process. Prior to joining the Stimson Center, Roth was a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Debra Decker, Stimson’s Senior Advisor

Debra Decker is a Senior Advisor at the Stimson Center where she works on cyber and nuclear security issues. She has advised the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security on strategy and risk; and has specialized in the threats stemming from weapons of mass destruction and in the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure.

Kathryn Rauhut, Stimson’s Nonresident Fellow

Kathryn Rauhut is an attorney specializing in international security. She works primarily in the field of cyber and nuclear security accountability and liability issues. She is a member of the California Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Nuclear Lawyer’s Association.  She has completed a decade of international work in Europe while living in Vienna, Austria.

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