University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) operate as independent, trusted advisors and honest brokers, agreeing to limit their operations in order to be free from real or perceived conflicts of interest. Since it was established as the UARC of the University of Nebraska System and U.S. Strategic Command in 2012, NSRI has supported critical mission deliverables for 48 DOD and federal government agencies.
We are grateful for the trust and support of all of our sponsors who have helped us meet our mission, and we are proud to feature three of these sponsors below.
U.S. Strategic Command
Since 2012 NSRI and NU have delivered on 44 projects sponsored directly by U.S. Strategic Command. In total, 18 NU principal investigators have led this work with multiple faculty and student contributors. Key projects have included wargame development and facilitation, data analysis, drone enhancements and intelligence support.
Several additional projects have also been sponsored by USSTRATCOM mission partners, including the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration, which launched a $25 million IDIQ with NSRI in 2021.
- USSTRATCOM analytic agenda 2023 research questions
- NSRI opens new research office at USSTRATCOM, invests in strategic deterrence expertise
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
NSRI and NU have proudly partnered with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency since 2014. Through 15 projects, six NU principal investigators and six NSRI principal investigators have led hundreds of colleagues and students in research, development, testing and evaluation for next generation threat sensors and decontamination systems as well as rapid prototyping of novel sample collection and transportation material solutions.
- Bolstering perimeter defense via early warning
- CWMD defense research, support
- Chemical, biological threats, countermeasures
National Guard Civil Support Teams
NSRI’s field operations and training team has worked closely with U.S. National Guard Civil Support Teams since 2016. These teams have not only leveraged the institute’s leading CWMD training courses and exercises but have also supported the institute’s research and testing for other partners.
- NSRI Threat-Based Training & Exercise Support
- Chemical training course with special operations personnel