National Security Analysis Program Highlights
APL's National Security Analysis programs focus on meeting national security needs with personal dedication, real-world experience, and proven applied technical skills. As a University Affiliated Research Center, we provide objective analysis underpinned by a firm foundation and proven expertise in game-changing science and engineering. Our talented and experienced analysts apply rigorous methods and a unique collaborative and multidisciplinary analysis approach to deliver objective, intelligent, and valuable analysis to support and define national security and future defense capability needs. We conduct studies and analyses at the policy-making level and at the government planning level to assist decision makers with critical challenges regarding future defense needs and capabilities.
Our proven field-based, real-world research and analysis in national security capabilities support critical decisions for process re-engineering, future force planning, testing and assessment, and advanced technology and concepts development. APL collaborates with agencies at all levels of government and with multinational partners to employ our unique, deep domain expertise.
Gregory Melcher, National Security Analysis Mission Area Executive and Assistant Department Head, invites you to explore our two program areas and peruse publications and perspectives in our Strategic Assessments Reading Room, with valuable insights and research on critical national security issues of strategic importance.
Joint Operations and Analysis
The Joint Operations Analysis (JOA) Program Area provides the tactical and strategic knowledge, communication, and coordination required to provide innovative studies, analysis, and systems-engineered solutions to critical challenges facing senior decision makers.
National Leadership Capabilities
The National Leadership Capability (NLC) Program Area provides objective, affordable, and innovative solutions to analytical, modeling and simulation, systems engineering, and enterprise architecture problems for senior leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other government agencies.