Ensuring Domestic Preparedness and Resilience

Ensuring Domestic Preparedness and Resilience

NNSA

2.21.2013

NNSA

WMD Counterterrorism and All-Hazards

Panel discussion on efforts to counter the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction and ensure domestic preparation for all environmental and manmade domestic hazards. Sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation; the NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, the panel is part of the “Operation Big Rock Thunder,” an exercise to allow local, state and federal agencies to test their response exercise response and consequence management capabilities for a terrorist WMD incident. Invited panelists include:

Dr. Steven Aoki, Deputy Under Secretary of Energy for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation
Ronald Crane, Jr., Emergency Preparedness Manager, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Barbara Walls, Section Chief, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Nicholas Butler, Regional Officer, Global Threat Reduction Initiative
David Maxwell, Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Robert Clausen, Lead Anchor, KARK-NBC


WMD Counterterrorism and All-Hazards

Panel discussion on efforts to counter the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction and ensure domestic preparation for all environmental and manmade domestic hazards. Sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation; the NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, the panel is part of the “Operation Big Rock Thunder,” an exercise to allow local, state and federal agencies to test their response exercise response and consequence management capabilities for a terrorist WMD incident. Invited panelists include:

Dr. Steven Aoki, Deputy Under Secretary of Energy for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation
Ronald Crane, Jr., Emergency Preparedness Manager, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Barbara Walls, Section Chief, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Nicholas Butler, Regional Officer, Global Threat Reduction Initiative
David Maxwell, Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Robert Clausen, Lead Anchor, KARK-NBC