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Passion | Purpose | Impact

We're chemists and physicists. Computer engineers and data scientists. Geographers and anthropologists. Biologists and mathematicians. Together, we are a team of 500+ scientists, engineers, analysts, and professionals working on exciting challenges and translating scientific research into tangible solutions for critical national security missions. We deliver these missions with shared purpose, passion, creativity, and innovation.

Securing the nation

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.

Serving with Passion

It's a passion. A calling to serve an important mission. Hear why our researchers come to work every day to deliver the science that secures the nation.

Tackling Big Challenges

Our people are tackling the biggest challenges in national security, often working behind the scenes.