Robert Hinson

Robert Hinson, USAF, Lt Gen (ret)

NSRI Executive Director

Marty Sikes

Marty Sikes

Director for Global Health Security and Strategic Engagement

Dillan Cunningham

Dillan Cunningham

Director, Special Projects

Wes Carter

Wes Carter

Director of Field Operations and Training

Dan Polanski

Daniel Polanski

Deputy Director of Field Operations and Training

Laura Nolan

Director for Cyber Programs and Exercises

John Tencer

John Tencer, MBA

Director of Business Operations

Anna Ravnholdt

Anna Ravnholdt, MPA

Director of Compliance

Featured Researchers


Ken Bayles, Ph.D.



Gina Ligon, Ph.D.



Don Umstadter, Ph.D.


Board of Directors

Carl V. Mauney

Carl V. Mauney

Chairman of the Board

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral (Ret)

Roosevelt Mercer Jr.

Roosevelt “Ted” Mercer Jr.


Air Force Maj. Gen. (Ret)

Honorable Benjamin “Ben” Nelson

Honorable Benjamin “Ben” Nelson

Senator for Nebraska – 2001-2013

Gary Gates

Gary Gates

Past President and CEO

Omaha Public Power District

Jennifer Larsen

Jennifer Larsen, MD

Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Stacia Palser

Stacia Palser

Secretary and General Counsel to the Board

Interim Vice President and General Counsel

Chris Kabourek

Chris Kabourek

Treasurer to the Board

Interim Vice President for Business and Finance

Robert Wilhelm

Robert Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor Research and Economic Development

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

David Jackson

David Jackson, Ph.D.

Vice Provost, Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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