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
- Matthew Bunn, Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University
- Jennifer Smyser, Director of Policy Programming, 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
- Alexandra Toma, Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
- Paul Walker, Director, Security & Sustainability, Global Green USA
The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) is a non-governmental coalition of over 70 U.S. and international organizations committed to improving fissile material security through the development of actionable policy proposals and advocacy for government adoption and implementation of improved policies.
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), updated recommendations to world leaders before the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit (January 2012), and a new list of 8 recommendations (June 2013) that includes a plutonium policy recommendation agreed to in March 2013.
- The convening of a summit of international experts and events in support of the official 2010 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) and assistance to South Korean planners organizing the 2012 Nuclear Security Symposium experts event. A third event, the Internaional Knowledge Summit, is being planned with Dutch and South Korean partners to support the 2014 NSS.
- 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 highlight the urgency of this agenda and engage a broad array of international stakeholders. Please click here for a summary of the FMWG's activities to date. To view the FMWG's condensed work plan, please click here.