The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), a nongovernmental coalition of over 40 U.S. experts representing many of the top nonproliferation and nuclear security organizations in the country and also includes several international partner organizations. Members of the FMWG collaborate in a series of meetings designed to create consensus behind top fissile materials priorities, develop actionable policy proposals, and package recommendations for implementation by U.S. and foreign government officials.
The FMWG has been a forceful presence in support of improved fissile material security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Important milestones for the FMWG include the publication of its consensus recommendations to the Obama Administration for improving nuclear material security (September 2009); the convening of a summit of international experts and supporting events in support of the official Nuclear Security Summit (April 2010); and a series of regional meetings to explore international perspectives on nuclear security (October 2010 - April 2011). These activities highlight the urgency of this agenda and engage a broad array of international stakeholders. Please click here for a summary of the FMWG's acitivites to date. To view the FMWG's condensed work plan, please click here.
The Steering Committee is comprised of the following professionals:
- Kenneth N. Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security (co-chair)
- Alexandra Toma, Executive Director, Connect U.S. Fund (co-chair)
- Matthew Bunn, Associate Professor of Public Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (ERD3) Policy Project, Harvard University
- Togzhan Kassenova, Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Miles Pomper, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- Jennifer Smyser, Program Officer, Policy and Outreach, The Stanley Foundation
- Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Benn Tannenbaum, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Paul Walker, Director, Security & Sustainability, Global Green USA