Mobilizing American Ingenuity To Strengthen National Security: A Challenge to the Public
About the Author: Rose E. Gottemoeller serves as Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Our smaller, faster-paced world is changing the security landscape, and these changes will bring with them new challenges and evolutions in current threats. To respond to these changes, we must adapt instruments of statecraft to bring to bear the networks, technologies and human potential of our increasingly inter-dependent and interconnected world. In this spirit, on August 28, 2012, the Department of State launched the Innovation in Arms Control Challenge asking “How Can the Crowd Support Arms Control Transparency Efforts?”
Through this Challenge, we will collect new ideas about how innovation and technological advancement can affect the implementation of arms control, verification, and nonproliferation treaties and agreements. Can innovation bring about creative ways to prevent “loose nukes” from falling into the hands of terrorists? Can smart phone and tablet… more »
Generation Prague: Working Towards a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
About the Author: About the Author: Blake Narendra serves as an intern in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance.
Last Monday, I joined students and young professionals at a day-long conference at the Department of State to discuss the security challenges we all face in the 21st Century.
The 3rd Annual Generation Prague Conference highlighted the agenda and accomplishments that have followed President Obama’s 2009 Prague speech where he outlined the United States’ commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons have been with us for more than sixty-five years. Getting to “zero” will not occur overnight. Moving the Prague Agenda forward will only be possible if a new generation of leaders embraces this nuclear security challenge as an opportunity.
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, participated in a panel with Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation… more »
Moving Arms Control Forward
About the Author: Jamie Mannina serves as Special Assistant for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC/FO).
Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, said that the Obama Administration has made significant progress with the agenda that President Obama laid out in Prague just three years ago at the Arms Control Association’s annual meeting on June 4, 2012.
In 2012, the Administration has begun laying the ground work to make further nuclear weapons reductions beyond New START, prohibit the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons, launch new negotiations on conventional armaments in Europe, and other initiatives.
The Acting Under Secretary highlighted progress on implementation of the New START Treaty. In fact, the Russians arrived in the United States last weekend for another inspection of the Treaty at Malstrom Air Force Base, and there is an intensive pace of activity under New START. Each side may do up… more »
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security delivers remarks on the Administration’s arms control priorities at the Arms Control Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]