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    Providing national security and technology policy analysis

    The Center for National Security and International Studies Center (CNSIS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) provides high consequence decision support on national security and technology issues relevant to LANL’s mission.

    NSIS Strategic Plan

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    Strategic Objectives

    CNSIS pursues three strategic objectives:

    1. Advise senior Los Alamos National Laboratory leadership on the strategic and policy environments in which the lab operates.
    2. Help bridge the gap between policy and technical communities, advising policy-makers on what may be possible and technologists on what may be desirable.
    3. Serve as a think tank and action group drawing on laboratory-wide resources to offer policy-relevant insight on issues related to the LANL mission, including: deterrence, arms control, nonproliferation, and nuclear security.  

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    NSIS Team Members

    Headshot of William Tobey

    William Tobey

    Center Director

    Headshot of Paula Knepper

    Paula Knepper

    Center Deputy Director

    Headshot of Joseph (Joe) Pilat

    Joseph (Joe) Pilat

    Executive Advisor

    Headshot of James Cooley

    James Cooley

    Executive Advisor

    Headshot of Elizabeth Keller

    Elizabeth Keller

    Executive Advisor

    Headshot of Michelle Mosby

    Michelle Mosby

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Kirk Otterson

    Kirk Otterson

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Matt Tucker

    Matt Tucker

    UK Program Manager

    Headshot of Lila Pacheco

    Lila Pacheco

    Technical Project Manager

    Headshot of Sam Baty

    Sam Baty

    Systems Analyst

    Headshot of Brian Cook

    Brian Cook


    Headshot of Maureen Johnson

    Maureen Johnson

    Professional Staff Assistant

    Headshot of Josephine Kilde

    Josephine Kilde

    Administrative Assistant

    Headshot of Gabby Gundry

    Gabby Gundry

    Graduate Research Assistant