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National Security Facility

The National Security Facility provides programmatic support in the areas of physical, personnel, cybersecurity, and training for intelligence-related work.

Argonne National Laboratory’s National Security Facility (NSF) is a flexible, state-of-the-art secure user facility that contains multiple national security networks, video teleconference capability, high-resolution graphics support, a fully powered and cooled data center, multi-level training facilities, and conferencing facilities. The NSF provides tools and resources to enable and strengthen connections between government sponsors and the broad set of scientific and engineering capabilities and facilities at the Laboratory, with the overall goal of improving the national security of the United States. NSF staff members facilitate delivery of quick-turnaround, specialized technology applications and operational support based on Argonne’s technological expertise, to the U.S. Department of Energy and the intelligence, law enforcement and special operations communities.

The NSF provides programmatic support in the areas of physical, personnel, cyber security and requisite training for all intelligence-related work. This effort includes Strategic Intelligence Partnership Program (SIPP); human subjects work coordination; all related computing; secure destruction of sensitive components at the laboratory and the Technical Assessment Translation Services that provides technical translations for other government agencies.

To Request NSF Access

Clearances can be passed to Argonne National Laboratory through the following means:

  1. In memo form via unsecure fax at (630) 252-5678 (receiving machine is in a locked location)
  2. In memo form via encrypted email to sso@​anl.​gov
  3. Via M3 using PLA DOE SSO//ANL//

Please note that Argonne does not have JPAS and cannot accept SMO codes.

Please include the following information:

  • First/Last Name
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Clearance to be passed
  • Date(s) of Visit
  • Purpose of Visit
  • Argonne Point of Contact (POC)
  • Parent organization
  • Parent SSO POC (include email or phone)
  • Make and model of any worn medical devices (such as hearing aids, heart pacemakers, glucose monitors, etc.)

For more information, please contact Amber Dach, SSO, (630) 252-8792 or Ryan Skeffington, SSO, (630) 252-8281. Both can be contacted via email at sso@​anl.​gov.


Kent Bostick, Director


Karen White, Business Administrator


Amber Dach, SSO


Ryan Skeffington, SSO