Magilton Part of New NSRI Research Initiative

26 Jun 2020    

A team of faculty members and researchers from across the Lincoln and Omaha University of Nebraska campuses have assembled to form a new research initiative that will collaborate with the National Strategic Research Institute and pool its collective knowledge to support the operations of the future Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center’s (NC3) capabilities under the United States Strategic Command.

The interdisciplinary team members include Nebraska Law’s Elsbeth Magilton, executive director of Technology, Security, and Space Law Initiatives, along with seven other university professors and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, computer science and public policy. They’ll be working directly with the NSRI Director James Taylor, who oversees STRATCOM Mission Systems.

After its June kick-off, one of the main goals of the team is to gather modeling and simulation capabilities and knowledge regarding the NC3 through a range of workshops and events and use that data to inform how to go about filling identified capability gaps. The data gathered will also help inform future research capabilities and problem-solving needs of NC3 Enterprise Center (NEC). The team will continue their work through fall 2021.

The NEC was formed in 2018 in order to support the operation of the NC3 in regard to current and future requirements generation, systems engineering and integration across all areas.

For more information about this initiative, click here.