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National Security Information Systems (NSIS)

From nationwide facility security clearance operations to a smartphone app for commodity identification and training, NSIS researchers have executed a wide variety of customized IT solutions.

Argonne’s National Security Information Systems (NSIS) Team, researchers Doug Johnson (left) and Judy Chiarelli

As part of Argonne’s National Security Information Systems (NSIS) Team, researchers Doug Johnson (left) and Judy Chiarelli design and develop innovative computer software and systems to better protect our nation’s critical information networks and infrastructure. These systems are operated by Argonne for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. (Click the image to see a larger photo.)
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Argonne’s National Security Information Systems (NSIS) Team designs and develops innovative computer software and systems to better protect our nation’s critical information networks and infrastructure.

The NSIS team has worked with various government agencies and programs over the past 15 years to create customized technological solutions that meet specific needs, while also fulfilling national security objectives, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Applying a broad range of expertise and experience, the Argonne team develops both unclassified and classified information technology (IT) systems for national security and nonproliferation programs, with a focus on security operations, international treaty implementation, export control and law enforcement support. Some examples of NSIS-developed systems include:

  • Electronic Facility Clearance (e-FCL) System for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Security Service.
  • Electronic Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (e-FOCI) System for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Security.
  • Electronic Commodity Identification and Training System (e-CIT) for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Global Engagement and Cooperation.
  • Additional Protocol Web-Based Training System (APWBT) for the NNSA Office of International Regimes and Agreements.
  • Report Analysis and Archive System (RAAS) for the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).
The NSIS Team uses the IT lifecycle to help define how computer technology, services and products can support national security goals

The NSIS Team uses the IT lifecycle to help define how computer technology, services and products can support national security goals.

Using Java and the Java Enterprise Edition platform, NSIS researchers create flexible modular IT systems that make it easy to add, replace and upgrade modules as needed. Led by a U.S. Department of Energy certified IT project manager, NSIS operates under federal standards and requirements for system certification and accreditation, administration, cyber security, privacy information security and continuity of operations assurance.
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Last Modified: Fri, October 11, 2013 11:30 AM

 

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National Security Systems & Assessments Program
Progr. Manager: Judith Gross Chiarelli
Fax: +1 630-252-6347

 

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