The FMWG Steering Committee is comprised of the following professionals:
- Kenneth N. Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security (co-chair)
- Miles Pomper, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (co-chair)
- Irma Arguello, Founder and Chair, NPSGlobal Foundation
- Andrew Bieniawski, Vice President, Material Security and Minimization, Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Matthew Bunn, Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University
- Kingston Reif, Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, Arms Control Association
- Jennifer Smyser, Director of Policy Programming Strategy, 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
The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) is a non-governmental coalition of 80 civil society organizations from around the world working to provide actionable policy solutions to keep the world safe from nuclear terrorism.
The FMWG has been a forceful presence in support of improved fissile materials security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Important milestones for the FMWG include:
- The convening of a summit of international experts and events in support of the official 2010 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), as well as assistance to South Korean planners organizing the 2012 Nuclear Security Symposium experts event and to Dutch planners organizing the 2014 Nuclear Knowledge Summit. The FMWG is organizing the fourth civil society summit, Solutions for a Secure Nuclear Future, to support the 2016 NSS.
- The creation of three Policy Development Working Groups that developed recommendations on (1) the elimination of civilian HEU, (2) addressing military nuclear materials, and (3) information-sharing, standards and best practices, and security culture. The FMWG published a joint recommendations report that summarized the key policy proposals from all three groups: The Results We Need: Policy Recommendations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
- The publication of its consensus recommendations to the Obama administration for improving nuclear material security (September 2009), updated recommendations to world leaders before the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit (January 2012), and a new list of 8 recommendations (October 2013) that includes a plutonium policy recommendation agreed to in March 2013.
- The appointment of Regional Representatives from around the world to further expand the FMWG’s reach, improve coordination, and enhance input from non-U.S. partners (July 2013).
These activities engaged a broad array of international stakeholders.