Research and exercises for the nation's most challenging issues surrounding the world's most destructive weapons. Strengthening U.S. nuclear deterrence, advancing thought regarding U.S. nuclear posture and mitigating the effects of foreign nuclear capabilities and intentions.
The world has entered a new multi-polar environment requiring strategic and operational understanding of the implications of 21st-century competition with nuclear-armed great powers and research that supports decisive victory should competition erupt into conflict.
NSRI and the University of Nebraska are proud partners in these efforts.
With our collaborative partners we have made valuable contributions in the areas of nuclear education, escalation dynamics research, table top exercises for civilian and military leaders, decision support tools, high-performance materials research, advanced manufacturing of components, conceptual nuclear weapon design, survivability of forces, NC3 research and deterrence policy requirements.
We help to strengthen nuclear security by conducting research in the areas of weapon and material security, proliferation technology R&D, proliferation technology detection and nuclear nonproliferation advice to relevant U.S. agencies. Additional research in the area of nuclear counterterrorism includes detection of special nuclear material, radiological material characterization, rapidly deployable nuclear sensors, hazard modeling research and medical countermeasure research in cases of radiological exposure.
Though the geopolitical environment for diplomacy has been unfavorable recently, arms control remains an essential tool for the U.S. to reduce nuclear risks to itself and its allies and partners. To support our customers and sponsors, NSRI and the University of Nebraska research diplomatic and foreign engagement options in all areas of nuclear arms control, nonproliferation and verification.
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Foreign threat analysis
Deterrence, assurance requirements
Conceptual weapon design
Strategic materials production
Conflict Deterrence and Escalation Dynamics
Table top exercises
Nuclear conflict wargames
Escalation dynamics model development
Decision support tools
Nuclear deterrence education
Operational, tactical planning support
Precision nuclear forensics
Nuclear detection technologies
Disaster mitigation research
Radiological decontamination and medical countermeasures
NSRI, with research faculty at the University of Nebraska, is poised to support the top national priority of nuclear deterrence and risk reduction through a range of research areas.
Enterprise Support Technologies
NC3 technology R&D
NC3 concepts and architecture
High-performance non-nuclear materials research
Non-nuclear component advanced manufacturing research
Nuclear security, certification research
Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Treaty monitoring technology R&D
Arms control policy research
Nonproliferation threat analysis
Nuclear nonproliferation detection R&D
Treaty break-away potential
Relevant net assessments to support future diplomatic efforts
Academic Wargaming Center
Academic-focused exploration of wargaming as a learning tool
Participants can test theories about complex, real world problems
Enables creativity with no pre-defined, “textbook” solutions
Failure is allowed (and encouraged) to gain insights
Provides an experiential leadership and group dynamics laboratory