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Nuclear Technologies and National Security

Strategic Security Sciences

The Strategic Security Sciences Division (S3) is an applied research organization that develops scientific and technical national security solutions to address complex problems that threaten safety and stability throughout the world.

Our mission is to research, develop, and implement practical approaches and technical solutions to address complex and enduring threats to national and global security and to enhance universal peace.

Our vision will impact our nation as a leader and trusted source of innovative, objective science and engineering based solutions for the prevention, detection and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and cybersecurity threats and for the support of strategic operations. We promote peaceful uses of science and technology for a secure global society leveraging our unique and world-leading capabilities and facilities.

The division has four primary research areas, many of which leverage Argonne’s expertise in other divisions:

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