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Providing innovative concepts that integrate policy, science, and technology into unique solutions to complex national and global security challenges



PNNL's Global Security Technology and Policy Group (GSTP) works at the interface of science, technology, and policy to bring solutions to the global marketplace.


GSTP is the leading source for national security solutions integrating nonproliferation policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, international capacity building, and technology.


GSTP comprises a multidisciplinary, geographically dispersed team delivering innovative solutions to our sponsors' national security challenges.

Our staff are located in PNNL's Richland, Seattle, and Washington D.C. offices, and our work spans multiple domains including nonproliferation, arms control, chemical, biological, nuclear, and emergency response.

We focus on issues of sustainability and capacity building, critical infrastructure, and next-generation leadership development to ensure our solutions and capabilities will serve our sponsors' missions needs for years to come.


GSTP leaders steward key resources and assets for our sponsors' challenging mission areas including:

  • Northwest Regional Technology Center (NWRTC): The NWRTC is a virtual resource center supporting regional preparedness, response, and recovery by enabling homeland security solutions for emergency responder communities and federal, state, and local stakeholders in the Northwest. For more information, visit the NWRTC website.
  • PNNL's Center for Global Security (CGS): The CGS studies emerging national security issues through in-depth analysis of the economic, legal, regulatory and policy factors that can influence the development of effective science and technology solutions. For more information, visit the CGS website.
  • Responder Technology Alliance (RTA): The RTA is a collaborative effort established by the DHS S&T First Responders Group and managed by PNNL to develop and bring to market technology solutions that will improve the capability and safety of first responders.


Key programs managed by GSTP staff include:

  • NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP): A full-time, salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security. For more information, visit the NGFP website.
  • Next Generation Safeguards Internship Program (NGSI): An internship program providing hands-on experience in a diverse set of technical projects as well as enriching classroom, field, and networking experiences. For more information, visit the NGSI website.

For more information, contact at (206) 528-3264.

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