This year’s contest, based on concerns about nuclear arms control monitoring and verification technologies, challenged programmers to solve a simple data processing problem by writing innocent-looking C code, while covertly implementing a malicious function.
At a time of escalating threats, the 2016 NTI Nuclear Security Index finds that progress on reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear terrorism has slowed and major gaps remain in the global nuclear security system.
Former Senator Sam Nunn assesses the January 2016 nuclear test by North Korea: "This event also underscores the importance of reinforcing the global prohibition against nuclear testing and strengthening the nuclear test monitoring system."
Following North Korea's fourth nuclear test and the claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb, NTI and CNS offer background resources to understand the history of North Korea's nuclear weapons program and the sites involved.
On Wednesday, December 2, NTI and The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs' Nuclear Policy Talks program will co-host an event celebrating the release of former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry's memoir.