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 and reduce risks around the world. Current themes include: working to strengthen cybersecurity for nuclear weapons systems and at nuclear facilities, promoting improvements in nuclear materials security through the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, strengthening technical cooperation with China.

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.

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. Stoutland was also granted the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


The Paris Call: A Step toward Greater Global Cybersecurity

NTI joined more than 400 supporters of the 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, designed to address and improve the current cyber environment to prevent catastrophic cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.

Get to Know NTI: Page Stoutland

Page Stoutland is NTI’s Vice President for Scientific and Technical Affairs. He focuses on strengthening cybersecurity for nuclear weapons systems and at nuclear facilities and addressing the impact of new and emerging technologies on NTI’s mission.

Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age

NTI’s new report, Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age, addresses the study group’s chilling conclusion that a successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves—could have catastrophic consequences.

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Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group

NTI brought together high-level former senior military and government officials, policy experts, and cybersecurity experts to form a Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group. The group examined the implications of cyber threats to nuclear weapons and related systems and has developed a set of options for our nuclear policies, postures, and doctrines that will reduce risks.
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Detecting Proliferation Risks Through Public Data

NTI and C4ADS hope to build upon existing work in the field to demonstrate how use of publicly available data and network analysis techniques can supplement traditional monitoring and verification of international agreements. The project aims to identify trends and risk factors in international trade of dual-use goods and potentially to uncover how individuals, entities, and networks facilitate potentially illicit activity in a digital age.
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.
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.
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. NTI has been working to strengthen nuclear security engagement between China, the U.S. and others.
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.
Cyber threats to command and control

Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities

NTI is bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials and facilities.
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.