National Security Analysis
The National Security Analysis Mission Area provides multi-mission assessments for naval, joint, and Office of the Secretary of Defense sponsors on a wide range of emerging or evolving national security issues. Analyses conducted by staff members in this mission area provide strategic insights that help guide other APL mission areas as well as sponsored-research programs.
The National Security Analysis Mission Area focuses on the following:
- Developing concepts and technologies for emerging national security and space needs aligned with the capabilities and missions of APL sectors
- Incubating new research areas via analyses and systems engineering of advanced concepts, technologies, systems, and processes
- Developing technical leadership in life-cycle affordability and efficiency analyses of systems and processes supporting sector strategies
- Advancing the development of analytical models, simulations, and gaming processes
The National Security Analysis Mission Area is organized into three primary program areas:
- The Security Analysis and Assessments Program Area focuses primarily on operations research challenges in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Combatant Commanders, and senior-level service sponsors.
- The Applied Systems Engineering Program Area focuses on leadership systems engineering challenges, Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Operational Utility Assessments, irregular warfare and counterinsurgency, and collaborative analysis and gaming.
- The National Command Program Area addresses senior leadership command challenges that span national leadership, Department of Defense, and national security/emergency preparedness sponsors.
Gregory Melcher, National Security Analysis Mission Area Executive, invites you to contact him to learn more about how National Security Analysis Department staff can provide agile, responsive, valuable analysis to inform strategy, policy, and operational planning for future defense needs and advanced capabilities.