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Duane R Verner

Duane R. Verner

Manager, Resilience Assessment Group


Duane Verner is the Resilience Assessment Group Leader within the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He oversees staffing and technical assignments, including hybrid threat analysis, critical infrastructure vulnerability assessments, system modeling, and dependency analysis. He has provided methodology development and project implementation support to the United States Department of Homeland Security Regional Resiliency Assessment Program since its inception in 2009.

Duane regularly contributes to the international resilience and security research community through publications and trans-Atlantic collaboration, including serving as an active member of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and as a delegate to the OECD High Level Risk Forum. In 2018, Duane was appointed as a Civil Expert for NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning Committee to serve as an adviser on all aspects of regional energy resilience, including in response to hybrid threats. Prior to his position with Argonne, he was a project manager for a private sector engineering firm in New York City, working in the transportation, homeland security, and defense sectors.

He is a certified planner and holds an MA in Urban Planning.