Speaking to the topic at hand, she cited the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review, which states, “The United States continues to observe a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing and calls on all states possessing nuclear weapons to declare or maintain such a moratorium.”
Hinderstein cited examples of U.S. transparency in nuclear nonproliferation in support of the goals of the CTBT and the NPT, such as hosting the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO PrepCom, Dr. Robert Floyd, at NNSA sites in April. NNSA is proud of its strong record of transparency and contributions to international nuclear explosion monitoring.
At the IAEA “CyberCon,” Hinderstein participated in an interactive scenario that highlighted key themes at the nexus of cyber- and nuclear security. She and Hruby toured the “Cyber Village,” an interactive experience with demonstrations underscoring key computer security principles and recommendations. Hruby and Hinderstein also met with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi and other IAEA senior leadership to discuss NNSA’s extensive support for the organization’s mission to promote the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
The NNSA team at SnT23 included experts from Pacific Northwest, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Sandia, and Idaho National Laboratories, along with the Nevada National Security Site. The NNSA delegation to CyberCon included experts from Sandia, Pacific Northwest, Lawrence Livermore, and Idaho National Laboratories.