National Security Information Systems

Argonne’s NSIS team develops computer software and systems to better protect our nation’s critical information networks and infrastructure.

Forecasting the fallout from natural disastersOctober 31, 2011

When Hurricane Irene barreled up the East Coast this August, forecasters had a pretty good idea of the track the storm would take, along with its expected wind, rain and storm surge. Determining how the storm's meteorological force would impact the Eastern Seaboard's energy system and other critical infrastructure, however, required additional analysis.

Argonne team helps map Fukushima radiation releaseOctober 10, 2011

When the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi began to emit radioactive material, the Department of Energy’s national emergency response assets, including several Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) teams, responded to calls from both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. military.