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Jill Hruby, Former Director of Sandia National Laboratories, Named First Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) named Jill Hruby, former director of Sandia National Laboratories, as the first Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow, a new NTI position designed to seed innovation in threat reduction. Her work will focus on the intersection of technology and security. Sam Nunn is the co-founder and co-chair of NTI and served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2017.

NTI | bio Announces Winners of Next Generation Competition, Advances Biosecurity Capability during Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial

NTI | bio will join senior officials and experts from around the world to advance global biosecurity capability during the 5th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Republic of Indonesia on November 6-8, 2018. The winners of NTI’s 2018 Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition, a collaboration with the Next Generation Global Health Security Network, will be honored at the Ministerial.

NTI Launches New Global Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative

NTI | bio, partnering with experts from around the world, launched the NTI Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 29. The multi-year project seeks to identify, develop, publicize, and promote concrete and normative actions to reduce global catastrophic biological risks associated with advances in technology.

Ernest Moniz Addresses Global Security Threats at East Asia Foundation in Seoul

Ernest Moniz discussed global nuclear security threats, North Korea, biosecurity and more at a seminar hosted by the East Asia Foundation, an independent Seoul-based organization dedicated to promoting peace-building policies in the region. Moniz spoke at the seminar as part of a recent trip to Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

NTI Nuclear Security Index Challenge: Call for Submissions

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is looking for innovative new ways to use the NTI Nuclear Security Index rankings and data to improve understanding of the way nuclear materials and facilities are secured around the world and to highlight needs and spur action among governments.

New Report Finds Nuclear Weapons and Related Systems Increasingly Vulnerable to Cyberattack

Nuclear weapons and related systems are increasingly vulnerable to sophisticated cyberattacks, and nuclear-armed states must cooperate and accelerate efforts to prevent an attack that could have catastrophic consequences, according to a new report from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Nuclear Weapons in the New CyberAge: A Report of the Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group.

Important Nuclear Security Progress Now in Jeopardy, According to 2018 NTI Index

After years of progress on nuclear security, the fourth edition of the NTI Nuclear Security Index finds that the steps countries have taken to reduce the threat of catastrophic nuclear terrorism are jeopardized by a deterioration of political stability and governance, an increase in corruption, and the expanding presence of terrorist groups around the world. The 2018 NTI Index also finds that many countries remain poorly prepared to defend against rapidly expanding and evolving cyber threats to nuclear facilities.

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