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National Security Science Area

We Advance the Science Behind National Security

Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides science-based solutions for complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, and the economy at risk. Through a multidisciplinary approach, ORNL applies signature strengths in nuclear science, high-performance computing, geographical information science and technology, advanced materials and processing, neutron science, and other areas to counter enduring and emerging threats to national security. Our researchers invent technological solutions, provide critical scientific input to high-level decision makers, and conduct vital training for federal agencies and international partners to make the world a safer place.