Dr. Page Stoutland, PhD

Vice President, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Page Stoutland, NTI’s vice president for scientific and technical affairs, joined the Nuclear Threat Initiative in 2010. He is responsible for NTI’s scientific and technically related projects designed to strengthen nuclear security around the world.  Current themes include promoting improvements in nuclear materials security through the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, strengthening technical cooperation with China and working to strengthen cyber-security at nuclear facilities.

Prior to joining NTI, Stoutland spent the previous ten years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he held a number of senior positions, including the Director of Strategy, Program Director for Domestic Security and Division Leader for Radiological & Nuclear Countermeasures. During this time, he was instrumental in developing and leading LLNL's programs in support of the post-9/11 homeland security effort. This included the development and deployment of next-generation radiation sensor systems, the deployment of systems to protect high-value assets and the advancement of nuclear forensics approaches. 

Prior to joining LLNL, he held positions within the U.S. Department of Energy where he served as the Director of the Chemical and Biological National Security Program and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Stoutland holds a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing his doctorate, he spent two years at Stanford University as a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellow.

Analysis

2016 NTI Nuclear Security Index Report

The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis. In 2016, the NTI Index assesses sabotage and cyber, for the first time.

Nuclear Materials Security Education Module

This module is designed to serve as a toolkit to support undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It consists of lesson plans and additional resources, including a PowerPoint briefing.

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Projects

Credible Coding

Credible Coding: Software's Role in Nuclear Warhead Verification

NTI is tapping new sources of expertise to increase awareness of the software authentication challenge, identify and mitigate potential issues, and develop a set of principles to guide future software development for verification applications.
Credible Coding

Addressing Cyber-Nuclear Security Threats

Bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials, nuclear facilities, and nuclear command, control, and communications.
China TTX

Engaging China on Nuclear Security

China plays a pivotal role in global security—cooperation with China will be essential for further global arms reductions, to gain international confidence in the security of nuclear materials and to develop approaches to technical topics such as nuclear forensics and arms control verification. Over the last 5 years, NTI has been working to strengthen nuclear security engagement between China, the U.S. and others.
Global Dialogue Meeting

Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities

An international, cross-sector dialogue among leading government officials, experts, nuclear security practitioners, and other stakeholders to help shape the Nuclear Security Summit process and strengthen global nuclear materials security.
NTI Nuclear Security Index Presentation

NTI Nuclear Security Index

The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis.
Ivanov at TTX

Nuclear Smuggling: A US-Russia Exercise

An NTI-sponsored table-top exercise convened former US and Russian government officials to respond to a fictional nuclear smuggling event involving the seizure of a significant quantity of weapons-usable nuclear material.