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

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John Scott

Deputy Director

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Maureen Johnson

Professional Staff Assistant

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Paula Knepper

Program Manager

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James Cooley

Program Manager

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Kirk Otterson

Program Manager

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Joseph (Joe) Pilat

Program Manager

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Mike Port

Program Manager

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Matt Tucker

Program Manager

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Michelle Mosby

Program Manager