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Working with the NNSS

Technology and Use of Facilities Partnerships

The NNSS collaborates with industry, universities, government agencies, and other DOE/NNSA laboratories and sites.

For more than 70 years, the NNSS has supported national security in the following ways:

  • Counterterrorism
    • Countering the threat of nuclear terrorism
  • Emergency Response
    • Responding to nuclear and/or radiological incidents and accidents
  • Arms Control & Treaty Verification
    • Strengthening current and future arms control and nonproliferation regimes
  • First Responder Training
  • Counterproliferation
    • Enhancing strategic stability
      • Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E)
        • Shock and Detonation Physics
        • Novel detection development
        • AI and Data Analytics
        • Cyber methodology research and exploitation
        • Remote sensor development
        • Technology validation and verification
      • Construction & Development of Validation Testbeds
        • Innovative solutions
        • Expert knowledge of modern methods
      • Operation Planning, Training, and Execution
        • Expertise in multi-agency operational planning
        • Tailored training program development and delivery
        • Expertise in deployment planning and execution
        • Expertise in data curation and delivery to decision makers
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Partner With Us

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.

NNSS offers the following mutually beneficial partnerships:

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 Agreements

Allows businesses or other non-federal entities to license NNSS technologies.

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