--The National Security Implications of the U.S. Commercial Nuclear Industry
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The National Security Implications of the U.S. Commercial Nuclear Industry

When: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room (1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 230, Washington DC 20036)

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Commissioner William Ostendorff – Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Distinguished Visiting Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

SPEAKER BIO

Commissioner William Ostendorff is former Commissioner at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and presently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Commissioner Ostendorff has been confirmed by the United States Senate on three occasions to serve in senior administration posts in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He served as Principal Deputy Administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in the Bush Administration (2007-2009) and as a Commissioner at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2010-2016) in the Obama Administration prior to joining the Naval Academy faculty. At the NRC, Commissioner Ostendorff was a strong proponent of regulatory technical competence. He was considered by many to be a key leader on the Commission in the areas of post-Fukushima regulatory decision-making and in both physical and cybersecurity of commercial nuclear facilities. During his over six years as a Commissioner, he testified before Congress on twenty-six occasions and gave over 180 speeches in the U.S. and abroad on nuclear safety and security.