Amid controversy over current nuclear negotiations with Iran, proliferation of nuclear materials across the Middle East and heightened concerns terrorist organizations will use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against US interests, the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska announced it has updated its website to provide easier navigation of more information about combating WMD research to sponsors, customers, university partners, faculty and researchers.
NSRI also intends the website to serve as a mechanism to keep state and federal elected officials informed of the research contributions being made by the University of Nebraska and our other partnering universities.
Founded in 2012, NSRI is the only University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in the country dedicated to delivering CWMD solutions to US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and other federal agencies, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Lab, Department of Energy’s Kansas City Plant and Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
The NSRI UARC provides mission-essential research and development capabilities in five distinct capabilities: nuclear detection and forensics, detection of chemical and biological weapons, passive defense against weapons of mass destruction, consequence management and space, cyber and telecommunications law.
The new website is just one of several media tools NSRI is attempting to leverage in publicizing the fundamental research capabilities provided by the institute.
“NSRI is committed to delivering relevant and timely research solutions to meet the operational requirements of our DoD sponsors,” said Executive Director Bob Hinson, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret). “As the newest UARC focused on combatting weapons of mass destruction, we are determined to build upon the body of knowledge at the University of Nebraska and our partnering Universities, while expanding our partnerships to address some of these most challenging threats to our national security both at home and abroad. This new website is one of the many media tools we will use to attract the appropriate talent needed to address these research requirements.”
The new website features simpler web navigation, as well as an enhanced search capability that allows visitors to access information on NSRI capabilities more quickly and efficiently. Other the key website features include:
- A convenient online form to request partner information, as well as other opportunities;
- NSRI news and events on the latest innovative CWMD research; and
- A publications and reports archive to follow and access published works of our researchers “
The new enhancements will ensure a superior and informative user experience for our visitors. We feel the new content will help guide visitors to the CWMD research solutions best suited for their industry or need,” Hinson said.