Laura S. H. Holgate Ambassador (ret.)
Vice President, Materials Risk Management
Laura Holgate, Vice President for Materials Risk Management at the Nuclear Threat
Initiative (NTI), recognized four models for sustainable radiological security
at the NTI-hosted reception at the IAEA’s International Conference on the
Security of Radioactive Material. The
four award recipients are:
champions of radiological security are demonstrating unique and varied pathways
for achieving long-term security objectives,” said Holgate.
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