NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

National Security Forum


The National Security Forum (NSF) is a non-partisan, educational, nonprofit organization that brings expert speakers from around the U.S. to talk about national and international security, domestic and foreign terrorism, economic and financial threats, the safety of our food and water supply, energy policy, electrical grid stability, and a variety of other topics that affect all Americans.
 
Thank you for your continued support for NSF so we can continue to deliver timely programs that stimulate your thinking about important national security issues.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • Mar 20, 2024 – “Renewable Energy Resources: Nevada holds the key,” panel discussion by Caleb Cage and colleagues from the Nevada Battery Coalition
  • April (TBD) – NSF member tour to NNSS and Creech AFB
  • May 21 or 22, 2024 – Youth Security Forum in partnership with the Washoe County School District and Braver Angels theme: “Civil discourse: Building bridges in times of division,” at TMCC

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FEB. 21, 2024 – HYBRID FORUM: THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Take a deep breath and hold on tight, this is going to be a challenging year for the United States and the world. With deference to the 1982 film of the same name, our program is aptly named “The Year of Living Dangerously.” Precarious and perilous security situations are abundant across the globe.
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Letter from the Program Director and Board President – Happy New Year!

The National Security Forum Board of Directors and staff wish you a healthy, calm, informed, and civil 2024! Despite our holiday hiatus, NSF is gearing up for an exciting new year.
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POSTPONED – SPECIAL EVENT: Depolarizing National Security

As a follow-up to our NSF Forum last March, “Civil Discourse is Essential for National Security,” we are again partnering with Braver Angels to host a vibrant, interactive, and very timely workshop that will teach skills for recognizing and depolarizing our mindsets and provide opportunities to discuss timely national security topics with people who may, or even more important, may not share our perspective.
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Invited Commentary: The October 7th Surprise: Hamas Invades Israel By R.M. Huffstutler

Rae Huffstutler has a distinguished career in the Intelligence Community. He served as the Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Director of the National Photographic Interpretation Center, and as the Director of Soviet Research at the Agency. Among his many accolades are twice being awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and in April 2003 he was inducted into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Hall of Fame for his contributions to imagery collection and intelligence.
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Letter from the Program Director about the attack on Israel

I have finally regrouped somewhat after the stunning news on Saturday morning of the brutal attacks on Israel by Hamas. News reports out of Israel for the last three days have been gut wrenching and horrifying.
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Oct. 17, 2023 – HYBRID FORUM: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fundamentals and Risks

Our upcoming event will be our first NSF Forum-Workshop, delving into the basics of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) works, why it is essential to national security, and what are the risks. NSF is very lucky to have two leading AI experts in residence in Reno, Caleb and Rex Briggs.
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Mission Support and Test Services is a dynamic team of experts and leaders from Honeywell International Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. – a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries selected by the National Nuclear Security Administration as the Management and Operating Contractor for the Nevada National Security Site.

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