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September 10, 2008

Secretary Bodman to Address International Nuclear Safeguards Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman will deliver remarks at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) International Meeting on Next Generation Safeguards on Friday, September 12, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Bodman will highlight the U.S. Department of Energy's efforts to help ensure the safe, secure and peaceful implementation of civil nuclear energy programs around the world.

Conference participants, including representatives from 14 foreign governments and the IAEA, will examine challenges to the nuclear safeguards systems and begin to outline an agenda for cooperation to meet anticipated safeguards needs.

WHO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman
WHAT: Keynote Address
WHEN: Friday, September 12
8:30 AM EDT
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Hotel
Farragut Square Room
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a separately organized agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science.  NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.  Visit the National Nuclear Security Administration for more information.


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