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U.S., Russia lab directors meet

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (Rosatom) announced the successful completion of the first meeting of the U.S. and Russian laboratory directors since 2004, a step toward improving nuclear security and scientific collaboration.
The meeting provided an opportunity for U.S. and Russian laboratory directors, and representatives of Rosatom and NNSA to craft the next set of steps toward scientific and technical cooperation in areas that include non-proliferation, fundamental and applied research, energy and the environment, and nuclear medicine.
The two-day meeting provided an opportunity for U.S. and Russian laboratory directors, and representatives of Rosatom and NNSA to craft the next set of steps toward scientific and technical cooperation in areas that include non-proliferation, fundamental and applied research, energy and the environment, and nuclear medicine. The meeting was held near NNSA’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and included a series of site visits to NNSA’s national laboratories, including LLNL, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia).
Co- led by NNSA Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington and NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Don Cook, the U.S. delegation included the laboratory directors from LLNL, LANL and Sandia. The delegation from Russia was led by Rosatom First Deputy General Director Ivan Kaminskikh and included laboratory directors from the Federal Research Center of Experimental Physics, the Federal Research Center of Theoretical Physics, the Federal Research Center of Automatics, the Scientific Research Institute of Measuring Systems, and the Afrikantov OKB Mechanical Engineering.