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One of only 15 DOD-designated University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) in the country,
NSRI is a non-profit research institute sponsored by U.S. Strategic Command and affiliated with the University of Nebraska System working to ensure U.S. safety and preparedness against increasingly sophisticated threats.

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Mission

As a UARC, NSRI is a trusted agent to the federal government, required to provide and maintain essential engineering, research and development capabilities needed by the DOD. NSRI works within the strategic deterrence and CWMD mission areas. Committed mission >  

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Capabilities

NSRI deepens U.S. strategic and operational understanding of 21st-century national security implications by providing research, development, testing, evaluation and training across the threat spectrum and in multiple domains. Innovative capabilities >

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Workforce

Undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral scientists participate in ground-breaking research through NSRI. Working with top researchers prepares students for employment within the DOD and other national security agencies. Inspiring workforce >

Experienced Scientists & Strategists

With more than 400 years of experience working in or in support of the DOD, NSRI's leadership team is dedicated, knowledgeable and ready to act. 

Leadership

With more than 400 years of experience working in or in support of the DOD, NSRI's leadership team is dedicated, knowledgeable and ready to act. 

NSRI collaborates with a multidisciplinary network of experienced University of Nebraska researchers who can help investigate and solve multiple defense-related challenges.

Researchers

NSRI collaborates with a multidisciplinary network of experienced University of Nebraska researchers who can help investigate and solve multiple defense-related challenges.

As USSTRATCOM's UARC, NSRI accesses multiple leverage points to focus on strategic deterrence requirements, advocates for paths-to-solutions for federal agencies and delivers cutting-edge research.

USSTRATCOM Sponsorship

As USSTRATCOM's UARC, NSRI accesses multiple leverage points to focus on strategic deterrence requirements, advocates for paths-to-solutions for federal agencies and delivers cutting-edge research.

NSRI At A Glance

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$207.5 Million

Total awards
since 2012

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147

Total contracts and grants
since 2012

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44

NU principal investigators leading projects through NSRI since 2012

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24

Current, active projects
contracted through NSRI

Latest News & Features

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Work With NSRI

As USSTRATCOM’s University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska provides an invaluable understanding of strategic deterrence and CWMD mission requirements gaps. Our institute’s rapid-response capabilities can help meet critical research and development needs. Connect with us to learn more.

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