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Brooks to Outline NNSA's Role in Preventing Nuclear Terrorism
May 17, 2006
Brooks to Outline NNSA's Role in Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

MEDIA ADVISORY

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will speak this Friday at a breakfast seminar on nuclear terrorism hosted by the National Defense University Foundation.

NNSA Administrator Linton F. Brooks will discuss NNSA's work to keep nuclear materials and technologies out of the hands of terrorists, and the challenges facing the U.S. in addressing this important concern. This event will be on-the-record and open to the press.

Details of the event are as follows:

WHAT:

Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Terrorism hosted by the National Defense University Foundation

WHO:

Ambassador Linton F. Brooks, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

WHERE:

Capitol Hill Club (300 First Street, SE, Washington, D.C.)

WHEN:

Friday, May 19th from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

WHY:

Preventing nuclear terrorism is top priority for the Bush administration and one that NNSA is charged with carrying out. Through its nuclear scientific capabilities and various programs in the U.S. and around the globe, NNSA focuses on keeping nuclear material, expertise and technology out of the hands of terrorists. Brooks will address NNSA's role and importance in the global struggle against nuclear terrorism.

CONTACT:

Members of the media must RSVP by Thursday, May 18th at 4:00 p.m. to (202) 685-3726 or rhuee@ndu.edu.

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Media contact(s):
NNSA Public Affairs (202) 586-7371