After several days of meetings with our partners in Tbilisi and Moscow, I’m excited to be heading to Prague tomorrow. Of course, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to see some of our cooperative efforts in action, and our Georgian and Russian hosts have been more than gracious. But my visit to Prague, the site of President Obama’s landmark speech outlining a bold new nuclear security agenda last year, is particularly meaningful. Of course, NNSA is playing a vital role in implementing what I call the President’s Prague Agenda, so I’m looking forward to going there and seeing some of those programs in action.
Of course, President Obama also joined Russian President Medvedev in Prague to sign the New START Treaty and its protocol. Between those two events, the Prague agenda has set an ambitious and exciting path forward for NNSA.
After re-reading the President’s speech, I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to highlight our work and the role NNSA plays in keeping terrorists and proliferators from getting their hands on dangerous nuclear material.
-- Tom D'Agostino