Dr. Laurin-Kovitz is the Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. Previously, she led the Nonproliferation Policy Support Group within Argonne’s Center for Strategic Security in the Global Security Sciences division, managing a team of specialists in nonproliferation policies and international affairs.
Acting Deputy Director & Security Systems Analysis and Testing Group Leader
Judith Chiarelli is the Acting Deputy Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences Division providing senior leadership in the areas of Division operations, infrastructure development, and strategic planning. She also leads the Security Systems Analysis and Testing (SSAT) Group, an experienced team of technical experts working on a variety of national security response and recovery programs including CBRN detector testing and analysis, nuclear forensics, nuclear chemistry, vulnerability assessments, and radiological decontamination.
Group Leader, Nuclear/Radiological Proliferation Analysis & Modeling
Allison Bennett Irion is a systems engineer, with a focus on nuclear non-proliferation and supply chain security. Allison is the chair of the Advanced Supply Chain Analytics (ASCA) team, which is a joint initiative between Strategic Security Sciences (S3) and Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) on end-to-end supply chain solutions that assure the supply of materials critical to U.S. strategic interests and deny the supply of proliferation-sensitive goods to adversaries. She serves as Argonne’s relationship manager for DOE/NNSA’s Global Material Security (GMS/NA-21) Office, which she has supported as a technical expert for over 15 years and she co-leads a rare-earth supply chain team that supports DOD’s Defense Logistics Agency.
Steven Bettenhausen is the Regional Operations Manager and Captain with the Radiological Assistance Program, Region 5, for Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. He is responsible for managing radiological responses, situations, and emergencies for a wide range of scenarios.
Julie Carrera leads the Chemical/Biological Proliferation Analysis and Detection group in the Strategic Security Sciences division, overseeing a multidisciplinary technical analysis and modeling portfolio aimed at mitigating chemical and biological weapons threats. Her research includes proliferation risk assessments of emerging technologies and supply chain analysis approaches to nonproliferation.
In her Operations Lead role in the Strategic Security Sciences Division, Lee Ann is responsible for the implementation of a wide range of operational activities including, but not limited to, division policy and procedures, communication, safety, and infrastructure. She has over 42 years of Argonne experience including 18 years in business operations, management, and human resources.
Nate Evans leads the Strategic Cybersecurity Research group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. He supports the Department of Homeland Security in several cybersecurity capabilities and leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Cyber Defense Competitions for collegiate teams.
Dr. Tom Ewing is the Program Lead for Operation Security in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. He has a broad background in applied physics, mathematics, and computing; and over 30 years’ experience in nuclear energy research, modeling and simulation, and technical program development and management.
Sunaree Hamilton provides leadership for Argonne National Laboratory’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Programs. Activities organized under her leadership in cooperation with the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme provide support for the transfer of nuclear science, technology and applications for peaceful uses and the achievement of the sustainable development in the international community.
Group Leader, Cyber Operations Research & Situation Awareness
Dan joined Argonne National Laboratory in 2009 and currently leads the Cyber Operations Research & Situational Awareness (CORSA) group in the Strategic Security Sciences division. He and his team focus on proactively improving the state of cyber operations, creating better and more rapid cyber situational awareness, ensuring the security of critical infrastructure, evaluating the cyber impacts of emerging technologies, and protecting the security and prosperity of our national and global communities.
Brent Heilman is the Nonproliferation Program Lead for the Strategic Security Sciences division at Argonne National Laboratory and serves as the Relationship Manager with NNSA’s Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control (NA-24). His work focuses on U.S. Government programs related to national security and the nonproliferation of nuclear and nuclear-related technologies.
Group Leader, National Security Information Systems
Douglas Johnson leads the National Security Information Systems (NSIS) group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. NSIS designs, develops and operates innovative web applications to help support and protect critical national and international missions and resources for a diverse set of government agencies across several domains.
Group Leader, Safeguards, Security, and Export Control Engagement
Justin Reed leads the Safeguards, Security, and Export Control Engagement group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. In this role, Justin assists the U.S Department of Energy’s efforts with the International Atomic Energy Agency and partner countries to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of international nuclear safeguards implementation.
Daniel Schabacker holds the position of Team Leader, Bio-Detection Technologies, where he is the lead scientist for the development of Argonne’s biochip portfolio. He also serves as a Vector Lead in Biosecurity for Argonne’s National Security Programs.
Dr. Van Groningen leads the Modeling and Analytic group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences division. He specializes in the development and use of complex modeling and analysis tools for applications used in for military deployment, distribution, and deployment analysis; public health emergency management plan analysis; mission planning systems for the Special Operations Command of the U.S. military; and assessing environmental impacts.