Posts tagged with Events

Event: Short Course on Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century

The American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics & Society and the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs are sponsoring a short course on nuclear weapons issues in the 21st century on November 2-3, 2013 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The workshop will bring together international experts who will give technical background […]

New Project to Create Virtual Nuclear Issues Education Center

FAS and the Stevens Institute of Technology have partnered on a new project to create a virtual nuclear issues education center to increase awareness and education of nuclear issues facing the world today. Funding for the workshop to create this center was generously provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. An invitational workshop, to […]

FAS Roundup: August 12, 2013

Military tests data mining of social media, news from Fukushima and much more. From the Blogs Army Establishes Insider Threat Program: In wake of the Bradley Manning verdict, the Secretary of the Army formally established the Army Insider Threat Program.  The directive requires development and implementation of “a technical capability to monitor user activity on the Secure Internet Protocol Router […]

Call for Applications: NPEC Public Policy Fellowship

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center  (NPEC) Public Policy Fellowship is designed to educate policymaking staffers in the U.S. government on the essentials of issues related to nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear energy.  Participants will include policy staffers committed to protecting U.S. and international security against the threats posed by the further spread of nuclear weapons. Applications for […]

Generation Prague 2013 Conference

On July 17, Dr. Charles Ferguson participated in a panel with Mr. Edward McGinnis from the Department of Energy on nuclear energy issues at the Generation Prague 2013: Building a Strategy of Peace conference hosted by the State Department and George Washington University’s Elliot School. Event photos: Department of State Bureau of ISN George Washington […]

FAS Roundup: July 1, 2013

U.S. secrecy system, patenting life and much more. From the Blogs Secrecy System Shows Signs of Contraction: Recently released government data shows that the creation of new national security secrets dropped sharply in 2012. While the proper boundaries of official secrecy remain a matter of intense dispute, the secrecy system itself is showing surprising new signs […]

Ballistic Missile Defense Event Slides Now Available

Last week, FAS and the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at AAAS hosted an event on the technical, strategic and arms control challenges for ballistic missile defense in Washington, DC. Topics discussed includedballistic missile defense capabilities, realistic testing for reliability and effectiveness and countermeasures. Speakers Mr. Philip Coyle, Dr. George Lewis and Mr. Bruce […]

FAS Roundup: May 28, 2013

New issue of the Public Interest Report, government surveillance of reporters and much more. Spring Issue of the Public Interest Report Now Available Online Spring 2013 Public Interest Report Volume 66, No 2 CONTENTS: Digital Manufacturing and Missile Proliferation PDF Version Digital manufacturing is likely to be one of the key disruptive technologies of the […]

Event: Ballistic Missile Defense- Technical, Strategic and Arms Control Challenges

The Federation of American Scientists and the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are hosting an event on Thursday, June 6th at 5pm in Washington, DC on the technical, strategic and arms control challenges for ballistic missile defense. Topics that will be discussed include: […]

FAS Roundup: May 13, 2013

Issue brief on regulating nuclear power in Japan, NASA technical database back online, new executive order on government information and much more. Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was preventable. The Great East Japan earthquake and the tsunami that […]