With initial project funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Center is preparing to convene and engage government officials, industry leaders and experts with the goal of identifying how industry can more effectively integrate counter-proliferation measures into supply chain operations.
Beginning in the Fall 2014, this project will bring together experts, academics, key industry leaders, port communities, and relevant government agencies at meetings in Singapore (November 2014), Seattle, WA (Spring 2015) and in Washington, DC (Summer 2015). The participants will be tasked with identifying how the latest new tools, methods, and incentives that have been developed and piloted on a experimental or limited basis (e.g., sensors, big data algorithms, customs facilitation, etc.) can be marshaled for deterring, detecting, and interdicting weapons of mass destruction in a manner that can help close the capabilities gaps associated with current government efforts for managing the risk of nuclear terrorism.
The project will identify the barriers and opportunities for the transportation industry to be more active partners in addressing the proliferation and nuclear terrorism issue by focusing attention on not just the international security stakes associated with this threat, but, very importantly, the business continuity risks as well.