Office of National Security and International Studies

    Office of National Security and International Studies

    Providing national security and technology policy analysis

    The National Security and International Studies Office (NSIS) 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

    NSIS 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

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    William Tobey

    Office Director

    Headshot of John Scott

    John Scott

    Deputy Director

    Headshot of Maureen Johnson

    Maureen Johnson

    Professional Staff Assistant

    Headshot of Paula Knepper

    Paula Knepper

    Program Manager

    Headshot of James Cooley

    James Cooley

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Kirk Otterson

    Kirk Otterson

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Joseph (Joe) Pilat

    Joseph (Joe) Pilat

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Mike Port

    Mike Port

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Matt Tucker

    Matt Tucker

    Program Manager

    Headshot of Michelle Mosby

    Michelle Mosby

    Program Manager