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chemical & biological threat detection & countermeasure development

Biennial Report 2020

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NSRI and University of Nebraska Capabilities

Our collaborative efforts have immediate and substantial impacts to the capability and safety of those responsible for protecting the country and its citizens from WMDs and highly infectious disease.

Applied Biology
Execution of R&D laboratory studies to develop detection, collection, identification, and exploitation capabilities

Technical Collection
Development of intelligence collection, field exploitation, and forensic capabilities

Hazard Mitigation
Development of decontamination, consequence mitigation, and remediation capabilities

Testing & Evaluation
Facilitation of advanced development acquisition support and DoD Testing and Evaluation activities

Aerosol and Environmental Science
Execution of Aerosol laboratory studies and environmental characterization and dissemination defeat efforts

Materials Biology
Execution of Nano Biology focused studies on substrate effects, binding kinetics, and surface integration properties

Threat & Effects
Development of Intelligence analysis, effects modeling, and simulation studies

Take Our Leading Courses In Biological Hazards Response

Highlighted Deliverables

Urgent military aircraft testing and validation

To maintain readiness amidst COVID-19, NSRI scientists with Air Force and Nebraska National Guard personnel tested seven types of aircraft at the 155th Air Refueling Wing in Lincoln within days. The threat of warfighters sick with COVID-19 and stranded in far-off places was a mission-critical threat. As a trusted-agent of the Department of Defense, NSRI’s response was rapid and accurate.

USTRANSCOM Airframe Testing
UAS testing

Expanding UAS detection capabilities

NSRI and NU unmanned aircraft projects include both fixed-wing chemical and biological detection devices, which expands the chemical and biological work of the last couple of years. The new systems are being developed at the request of government, military and commercial end-users who will use them to help protect military installations and other environments where biological WMD are suspected.

Global Biosurveillance Portal & RedSky integration and information sharing

NSRI facilitated the first information-sharing agreement of its kind between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Defense (DoD). By integrating platforms from those two agencies — the CDC’s RedSky and the DoD’s Global Biosurveillance Portal (GBSP) — relevant military and civilian alerts are enabled. It also provides warfighters with enhanced situational awareness of force health protection/all-hazard incidents. As a trusted agent of the government, NSRI continues to provide strategic guidance in support of further development and integration of the GBSP and RedSky.

Leading Laboratories & Facilities

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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