Rose E. Gottemoeller became the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security In March 2014, having been acting in this position since February 2012. While Acting, Gottemoeller continued to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, a position she was appointed to on April 2009. She was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation, which entered into force on February 2011.
In 1998–2000, she served as Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation and before that, Assistant Secretary and Director for Nonproliferation and National Security, she was responsible for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States.
Ms. Gottemoeller received a BS from Georgetown University, and a MA from George Washington University. She is fluent in Russian.
Dr. Michaele (Mikey) Brady Raap is a chief engineer with the Nuclear Systems Design, Engineering & Analysis Group within the National Security Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and will be speaking about US DOE Laboratories and the Remediation of Fukushima Dai-Ichi.