by Jerome Hauer
President Obama should be commended for making nuclear nonproliferation a priority of his administration. At the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., in April, the president was right to urge global cooperation on isolating non-secure nuclear materials that could be used to make a weapon.1
Jerome Hauer is former assistant secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as director of Emergency Management for New York City, and as director of Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services for the State of Indiana. Hauer is CEO of The Hauer Group, a consulting firm whose clients include Meridian Medical Technologies.