9/11 Remembrance and 20 Years of Science

The events of September 11, 2001 forever changed the world and drove significant science and technology advancements to improve the safety and security of our nation.

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"We have pivoted in a major way to better assess risks and provide decision makers with ... the information needed to improve the evolving security landscape,” - Ryan Eddy, director of PNNL homeland security programs

To say that the events that happened on 9/11 changed the landscape of national security would be an understatement. In the wake of the attack on our nation, our citizens, and our safety and security, PNNL saw a call to action—harness our scientific and technical expertise to protect our nation from future attacks.

In the 20 years since, PNNL has focused on research and development in the areas of aviation, radiation, biological and chemical detection, and public safety. The resulting partnerships, programs, and national security solutions have made and will continue to make a difference now and in the future.  

PNNL Post 9/11 Timeline

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