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Title: Administrator Highlights U.S.-Georgian Nuclear Security Cooperation in Tbilisi

NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino highlighted the strong U.S.-Georgian cooperation on nuclear security issues during a day-long visit to the Republic of Georgia in mid-June. He briefed the media atmore » availability at the Tbilisi airport. In April 2009, President Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to secure vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years, calling the danger of a terrorist acquiring nuclear weapons "the most immediate and extreme threat to global security." In this year's State of the Union, he called the threat of nuclear weapons, "the greatest danger to the American people." In order to meet that challenge, the President's FY2011 Budget Request includes close to $2.7 billion for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation program -- an increase of 25.7 percent over FY2010. Included in that request is NNSA's Second Line of Defense (SLD) program, which works around the world to strengthen the capability of foreign governments to deter, detect, and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system.« less
Title: Administrator Highlights U.S.-Georgian Nuclear Security Cooperation in Tbilisi
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Publication Date: 2010-07-16
OSTI Identifier: 987862
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Subject: 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION ; TBILISI ; NUCLEAR SECURITY ; SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE ; NONPROLIFERATION ; NUCLEAR MATER
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:07:26
System Entry Date: 2018-07-30