Nuclear Calendar

Nuclear Calendar

January 5, 2009 Receive updates by email
Early Jan. President Bush releases an unclassified, executive summary of a Global Nuclear Security report to Congress on the security of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon material outside the United States (possible). The report has been written and is now at the White House awaiting release (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 3134).
Early Jan. State Department’s International Security Advisory Board issues a report on China’s Strategic Modernization (possible). A draft of the report is on the Washington Times website.
Early Jan. National Nuclear Security Administration issues the third of three records of decision on the SPEIS (Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement) for Complex Transformation (possible). The decision will cover high explosives R&D, hydrodynamic testing, and weapons support functions at the Sandia, Livermore, CA site. Published in the Federal Register.
Jan. 5-6 Minnesota State Canvassing Board meets and may certify a winner in the senate race between Sen. Norm Coleman (R) and Al Franken (D). St. Paul, MN
Jan. 6 Noon, 111th Congress convenes. Broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Jan. 7-8 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with Chinese officials. North Korea’s nuclear program is on the agenda. Beijing
Jan. 8 9:30 a.m., Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, hearing on the nomination of Steven Chu to be Energy Secretary. 366 Dirksen Senate Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website and on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org. May be broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN2.
Jan. 12 9:30-11:00 a.m., Stephen Schwartz, editor of The Nonproliferation Review, and Deepti Choubey, Carnegie Endowment, “Nuclear Security Spending–Assessing Costs, Identifying Priorities.” Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP by noon, Jan. 9 to Kathleen Donaldson by email.
Week of Jan. 12 Chairs of the House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees complete an energy and water appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009, which will be included in a larger omnibus appropriations bill and later submitted to President Obama (tentative).
Jan. 16-20 House and Senate Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Inauguration recess
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (federal holiday)
Jan. 19 Conference on Disarmament first session for 2009 begins. Geneva
Jan. 20 Noon, Inauguration of President Obama. U.S. Capitol, Washington. Broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN, and broadcast on CNN and other networks.
Jan. 21 10:00 a.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, with former Sen. Bob Graham (FL), former Rep. Jim Talent (MO), and Graham Allison, Harvard University. 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Video and audio webcast on the committee website.
Jan. 21 Noon-1:30 p.m., Dean Wilkening, Stanford University, “Technical Effectiveness of European Missile Defense.” Stanford University, Encina Hall, Hills Conference Room, 616 Serra St., Second Floor, Stanford, CA
Jan. 23 1:00 p.m., Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader, “The Agenda of the 111th Congress.” National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington. May be broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN or on C-SPAN2.

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The editor is David Culp. The publication is made possible by generous contributions from the Colombe Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Lippincott Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund, the Town Creek Foundation, and the individual contributors and supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the FCNL Education Fund.

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