In 2012, the University of Nebraska was designated as a Department of Defense (DoD) University Affiliated Research Center with core competencies identified to deter, counter and defend against national security threats.
To accomplish this mission, NU developed the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), which is dedicated to supporting national interests and strategies by providing the DoD and other federal agencies with evolutionary and revolutionary solutions to the dangerous and evolving national security threats and their potential impacts to warfighters and civilians. Read more about us.
NSRI, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been awarded more than $160 million of work through 108 contracts and grants. NSRI achieved 52% revenue growth this past year — from $12,147,386 in 2018 to $18,454,560 in 2019.
Benefits of doing business with NSRI
Learn more via the DoD UARC Management Plan.
John Tencer, MBA
NSRI Director of Business Operations
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As a UARC, NSRI accesses an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle through USSTRATCOM that shortens the timeline from identification of need to contract award and creates trusted, collaborative relationships.
NSRI also accepts funding from direct contracting vehicles, other transaction agreements, cooperative agreements and grants.
UARC IDIQ Vehicle
Other funding mechanisms
To reduce contracting cycle time and rework while fulfilling the requirements that support the mission, NSRI works with key partners in an integrated team process that establishes an open, effective line of communication.
Commitment: Obtain and maintain senior management support and approval to empower ITP team members to make real-time decisions.
Communication: Open, two-way communication to identify issues early and ensure joint understanding of requirements.
Cooperation: Promote teamwork to build trust and confidence.
Our Integrated Team Process significantly reduces the contracting timeline and increases responsiveness to requirements.
◆ Requesting Sponsor
● 55th Contracting Squadron
USSTRATCOM facilitates and assists throughout the process.
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.