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For more than 70 years, the NNSS has supported U.S. national security by providing unique capabilities for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, national laboratories, other U.S. government agencies, state, local, and private industry partners. We offer a variety of contractual and partnering approaches for working together. Depending on the type of organization and need, there are multiple ways to work with the NNSS.

Contact us at connect@nv.doe.gov or 702-295-1276.

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Types of Partnering Mechanisms
  • Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP): Allows other U.S. government agencies, state, local, tribal, private industry, academia, and non-federal entities to access and utilize specialized or unique NNSS facilities or expertise on a full-cost-recovery basis in accordance with an agreed-upon statement of work.
  • Strategic Intelligence Partnership Projects (SIPP): Allows Intelligence Community partnerships that require special access and classification considerations to conduct the work.
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA): An agreement between NNSS and one or more non-federal parties to mutually provide personnel, services, facilities, equipment, intellectual property, or other resources with or without reimbursement (but not funds to non-federal parties) for conducting specified research or development efforts consistent with the NNSS’ mission.
  • Technology Licensing Agreement: Allows businesses or other non-federal entities to license NNSS technologies.
Our Partners

Some of the organizations we work with include:

  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Community
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Joint Special Operations Command
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno

Learn More

The NNSS Site-Directed Research and Development (SDRD) program is our premier science and technology venue and primary source for discovery and innovation for NNSS national security missions. Learn more about SDRD at https://www.nnss.gov/pages/programs/SDRD.html. You can also explore the NNSS' facilities, technologies, patents and more via the Lab Partnering Service, powered by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions.