Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats Symposium

Apr 25, 2013, 12:04 ET from VIP GlobalNet, LLC

FAIRFAX, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP GlobalNet, LLC ( will host industry experts, operators, and policy makers in the field of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) next month for the "Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats Symposium" in Fairfax, Virginia.  The symposium is organized to facilitate a solutions based discussion regarding nuclear and radiological threats relating to national security, homeland security, and defense.  Government and industry experts will highlight the challenges associated with this mission and showcase cutting-edge detection technologies that help to mitigate these threats. The event will be held on May 15-16, 2013 at the Mason Inn, George Mason University.

Highlighted topics include: 

  • Technologies to Prevent Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism 
  • Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear and Radiological Materials 
  • Choke Point Monitoring Systems for Loose Nuclear Material 
  • Interdiction and the Proliferation Security Initiative 
  • Man-Portable Radiation Detectors and Identifiers 
  • Maritime Monitoring Systems for Nuclear and Radiological Materials 
  • Standard and Certified Reference Material Needs 
  • Gamma and Neutron Spectroscopy 
  • Passive Standoff Gamma and Neutron Detection Capabilities

Multiple presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities are planned during the two day conference.  Subject matter experts from government, industry and academia speaking at the symposium include:

  • Joint Project Manager for Radiological and Nuclear Defense – Dr. John Mercier, PE, PMP, COL(Ret) 
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory – Ms. Carol Kessler 
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency – Maj. Matt Kershner 
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce – Dr. Ken Inn 
  • U.S. Naval Research Laboratory – Dr. Chul Gwon 
  • 34th Civil Support Team (WMD), Virginia National Guard – MAJ Casey Cox
  • Purdue University – Dr. Jere Jenkins 
  • Kansas State University – Dr. Phil Ugorowski 
  • Texas Tech University – Dr. Tony Kaye 
  • ORTEC – Mr. John Smalling 
  • Decision Sciences International Corporation – Dr. Stanton Sloane 
  • Applied Research Associates – Dr. Bob August 
  • Alion Science and Technology – Mr. Dave McKeeby 
  • SRI International – Dr. Paul Schwoebel 
  • Arktis Radiation Detectors – Dr. Rico Chandra 
  • DoE National Nuclear Administration – LTC Chris Lehner 
  • Nucsafe, Inc. – Lester Sideropoulos 
  • Trusted Semiconductor Solutions – Mr. Dan Kagey

Registration, speaking, and exhibitor opportunities are still available.  Please visit the Symposium website at or contact the event organizer, Mr. Tony Crego, at for more information.