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Exploit University of Nebraska and other academic institution capabilities to conduct relevant research in addressing CWMD mission gaps

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Leverage the NSRI UARC sole source contract vehicle and the unique  NSRI collaborative environment to expedite CWMD research requirements

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Collaborate with other universities, agencies, and communities of interest to deliver effective research solutions on the forefront of science, technology and policy

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Anticipate emerging/unexpected CWMD threats and rapidly respond with focused, collaborative concepts and capabilities

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Deliver game-changing solutions to the toughest CWMD mission challenges

NSRI: A University Affiliated Research Center

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska is one of 14 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation. Established in 2012, NSRI is engaged in a long-term, strategic partnership with our Department of Defense (DoD) sponsor, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). NSRI provides mission-essential research and development capabilities for USSTRATCOM as well as other DoD components  and federal agencies focused on combating weapons of mass destruction.

The National Strategic Research Institute is amongst an elite group of research centers associated with U.S. universities, providing critical defense solutions.

We maintain five research focus areas for the CWMD mission:

  • Nuclear Detection and Forensics
  • Detection of Chemical and Biological Weapons
  • Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Consequence Management
  • Mission-Related Research

NSRI receives funding from project sponsors through contracts generated from our sole-source, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract with USSTRATCOM, as well as other direct contract vehicles and grants.

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40+ Sponsors

Department of Defense (DoD) The DoD coordinates and supervises all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) USSTRATCOM is one of nine DoD Combatant Commands. Its mission includes deterring attacks on U.S. vital interests and combating of weapons of mass destruction.

University of Nebraska

Serving Nebraska and the nation through education, research and outreach
Our faculty and researchers bring diverse views, ideas and world-renowned expertise in a broad range of fields related to national security and defense, public health, engineering and information sciences, cancer research and care, and other important areas. The University of Nebraska is among the top 30 public universities in the US in research and development spending.
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Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska is the state of Nebraska’s only public university and is home to a community of more than 50,000 students and 13,000 employees. The University of Nebraska includes four campuses: University Nebraska-LincolnUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterUniversity of Nebraska Omaha and University of Nebraska at Kearney

Interested in working with one of the leading research institutions for national security?

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 CBRNE-related requirements gaps. Our Institute’s rapid-response capabilities can help meet your research and solutions needs. Connect with us to find out what we can accomplish together.

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