Innovating Verification: Redefining Societal Verification

Part of the Innovating Verification report series, Redefining Societal Verification explores how advances in information technologies, big data, social media analytics, and commercial satellite imagery can supplement existing verification efforts by governments and increase contributions from outside experts.

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Chair: Corey Hinderstein
Vice President, International Program
Nuclear Threat Initiative

Erica Briscoe, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute

Kelsey Hartigan
Program Officer, International Program
Nuclear Threat Initiative

Richard W. (Chip) Hartman II 
Executive Director, International Security Advisory Board
U.S. Department of State

Bryan Lee
Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Timothy Miller
Contractor, Toeroek Associates
U.S. Department of Defense

Frank Pabian, Ph.D.
Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Senior Open-Source Nonproliferation Analyst, Joint Research Centre
European Commission

Kurt K. Siemon, Jr.
Director of the Office of Nuclear Verification, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security
National Nuclear Security Administration
U.S. Department of Energy

Kevin Whattam, Ph.D.
Manager, Nonproliferation and International Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Daniel Wurmser, Ph.D.
Physical Science Officer, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
U.S. Department of State

Tong Zhao
Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, Managing the Atom Project/International Security Program
Harvard University
Ph.D. Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology

Members of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Verification Pilot Project endorse the general tenor of this report but were not asked to support each individual finding and recommendation. The views expressed in this report do not reflect those of the institutions with which the working group members are associated. Their affiliations are listed for the purpose of identification only.

July 16, 2014

The findings and recommendations of the Redefining Societal Verification working group of NTI's Verification Pilot Project.

Corey Hinderstein
Corey Hinderstein

Vice President, International Programs