Committed Mission

NSRI helps the Department of Defense and other federal agencies meet evolving national security objectives in multiple domains. Scientists from the University of Nebraska and NSRI deliver responsive, innovative research and solutions while developing the workforce of the future.

NSRI's Mission

Enable deterrence of, preparedness for and response to strategic national security threats across multiple domains through research and support.

Support

The sustainment, modernization and application of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

Advise

On advancing U.S. nonproliferation goals and evaluate compliance with nuclear, chemical and biological treaties and agreements.

Partner

With government, academia and industry to research, develop, test, evaluate, integrate and employ solutions to deter, detect, protect against and respond to strategic threats to U.S. national security.

Established in 2012

Our Commitment

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Relevance

Exploit the University of Nebraska and other academic institution capabilities to conduct critical research in addressing national security mission gaps.

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Collaboration

Leverage the NSRI UARC sole source contract vehicle and the unique NSRI convening environment to expedite research requirements.

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Foresight

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

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Innovation

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

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Responsiveness

Deliver game-changing solutions to the toughest national security mission challenges.

University Affiliated Research Center (UARC)

Established in 2012, NSRI is one of 14 UARCs in the nation engaged in a long-term, strategic partnership with the Department of Defense. The only UARC sponsored by a unified combatant command, NSRI provides mission-essential research and development capabilities for United States Strategic Command as well as other DoD components and federal agencies focused on strategic deterrence and national security.

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

NSRI works to fulfill needs within each of its UARC core competencies, areas of expertise in key technical areas.

UARC Core Competencies

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

Innovative Capabilities

With the University of Nebraska, NSRI delivers technology, product and strategy development, training, exercises and subject matter expert advice across the spectrum of national security threats and across all domains.

Research & Scientific Solutions

Armed for the Future Biennial Report 2020

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 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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