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National Security Sciences - ORNL’s National Security Sciences Directorate is rapidly advancing the science of resilience, security, and analytics to solve critical challenges in nuclear security, cybersecurity, and human security.

Cyber Resilience and Intelligence - Staff within the Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division are identifying and characterizing our nation’s adversaries, enabling resilient operation of critical systems in the face of cyber attacks, and helping analysts process multi-modal data streams to more efficiently understand threats and inform mission-driven response actions.

Cyber Science Research Facility - ORNL’s Cyber Science Research Facility provides consolidated, dedicated laboratory space for researching and advancing the science of cyber security in support of national security.

Cybersecurity Research - ORNL’s innovative research and development capabilities advance cutting-edge, data-driven defensive cybersecurity
architectures, technologies, and evaluation methods.

Systems Vulnerability Science - ORNL expertise in system vulnerabilities, reverse engineering, program analysis, programming languages and computational
theory is crucial to test software and firmware, the embedded code that runs in devices ranging from cars to the power
grid. Tools and practices developed by ORNL researchers are key to reducing the nation’s risk in the face of cyber-spying
and cyberattack.

Situ Anomaly Detection Platform - Situ combines anomaly detection and data visualization to provide a distributed, streaming platform for discovery and explanation of suspicious behavior to enhance situation awareness.

SANSR - ORNL’s network flow analysis method, known as SANSR, will indicate a system’s role based upon the amount of traffic it generates and consumes for well-known services.

Geospatial Science and Human Security - The Geospatial Science and Human Security Division’s interdisciplinary research teams are advancing human security by helping communities around the world anticipate, analyze, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Critical Infrastructure Resilience - Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory deploy data science and analytics, modeling and simulation, and high-performance computing to support US critical infrastructure resilience. Our unique expertise lies in creating novel datasets, incorporating datasets into integrated situational awareness platforms, and building state-of-the-art models and analytics to determine cascading impacts on interdependent critical infrastructure sectors. 

GeoAI for Mapping and Monitoring - ORNL’s groundbreaking GeoAI capabilities are foundational to the Lab’s research and mission applications in critical infrastructure resilience, human security, and disaster recovery. Our scientists and engineers have developed new methodologies and adapted existing techniques in new ways to advance scientific solutions across a wide range of domains.

Human Dynamics Modeling and Simulation - High-resolution population data is essential to effective disaster prevention and response—understanding how many people may be in danger from a weather event or natural disaster, who might be impacted by a resource scarcity or other anthropogenic activities, and how to efficiently deploy limited resources in response to a crisis.

Grid Security - Americans' quality of life, economic vitality, health, safety, and security all depend on the uninterrupted delivery of electricity to our homes, businesses, and public spaces.

Advanced Manufacturing - A thriving manufacturing sector is vital to the nation's economic health and global security, yet few companies possess the R&D capacity that's essential to staying competitive.

Artificial Intelligence - Oak Ridge National Laboratory uniquely has the expertise and facilities to advance the state of the art in AI and to apply AI to DOE’s most pressing scientific challenges.