House of Representatives and Senate summer recesses.
Labor Day (holiday).
Director of National Intelligence submits to Congress a biennial report on nuclear aspirations of non-state entities and nuclear weapons in countries not party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2371).
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif. Brussels.
3:00-4:30 p.m., Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Laura Holgate, National Security Council; and Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, "Destroying Syria’s Chemical Weapons: One Year Later." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 212-B Conference Room, Washington. Register by email.
6:00-8:00 p.m., Walt Slocombe, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and Jack Mendelsohn, former Deputy Director, Arms Control Association, "PONI Live Debate: U.S. No First Use." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Second Floor, Hess Room, Washington. Register online. Live webcast, questions can be sent by email.
6:00-9:00 p.m., National Nuclear Security Administration, public hearing on production of tritium for nuclear weapons at the Watts Bar and Sequoyah nuclear power plants. Chattanooga State Community College, Center for Business, Industry and Health, Cafeteria--First Floor, 4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
12:30-5:00 p.m., Energy Secretary Ernest Monix; Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Frank Klotz, administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; Lassina Zerbo, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization; and other speakers, "Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress, Challenges." U.S. Institute for Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington. Register online.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, "Nuclear Security and the Future." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Ninth Floor Board Room, Washington. Register online.
7:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Minot (ND) Area Chamber of Commerce, "The Strategic Nuclear Enterprise: Implementing the Roadmap Ahead," with 14 speakers. Army-Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW, Washington. RSVP to Lisa Moldenhauer by email or at (701) 852-6000.
Scotland holds a referendum on becoming an independent state.
House of Representatives Rosh Hashanah recess.
35th anniversary of the "Vela Incident," a nuclear explosion over the South Indian Ocean off the Cape of Good Hope, possibly conducted by South Africa with the assistance of Israel.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, vote on the nomination of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to be Deputy Energy Secretary (estimate). 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Senate floor action on the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 2410 (possible). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
Senate floor votes on the nominations of Frank Rose to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance and Adam Scheinman to be Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation (possible).
Resumption of political-level nuclear negotiations by the P5+1 and Iran on Iran's nuclear program. United Nations or Vienna.
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise submits its final report to Congress (Public Law 112-239, Sec. 3166) (possible).
U.N. General Assembly's First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) begins. Through Nov. 5. United Nations.
11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt receiving the "Einstein-Szilárd Letter," warning about the prospect of an atomic bomb. (Although the letter was dated Aug. 2, it was received by Roosevelt on Oct. 11.)
Columbus Day (federal holiday).
15th anniversary of the U.S. Senate defeat of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on a 48-51 vote.
50th anniversary of the first Chinese nuclear test. Lop Nur, China.
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Arms Control Association Annual Meeting. Carnegie Endowment, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. Registration information TBD.
Office of Management and Budget returns revised budgets, known as passbacks, to federal agencies for fiscal year 2016 (estimate). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 2.
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; James Acton, Carnegie Endowment; Andreas Persbo, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre; and other speakers. "The Prague Agenda 2014." Sponsored by the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry and Institute of International Relations (Prague). Czernin Palace, Great Hall and Mirror Hall, Prague.
20th anniversary of the START I treaty entering into force. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
9:00 p.m., President Obama gives the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, broadcast on other networks and webcast on the White House website.
Afternoon, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz presents the Energy Department's annual budget (estimate). Energy Department, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington. Posted on the Energy Department website.
Defense and Energy Departments submit to Congress an annual 10-year plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems and nuclear weapons command and control system ("1043 report") (Public Law 112-81, Sec. 1043).
House and Senate Presidents Day recesses (estimates).
National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress a biannual report on the plan for stewardship, management and certification of warheads in the nuclear weapons stockpile (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523).
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, attends the sixth P5 conference. London. The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations (April 27-May 22) is on the agenda.
Fifth anniversary of the signing of the New START treaty by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Prague. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.