Welcome to the Global Security Sciences (GSS) Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

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Todd Combs
GSS Director
Operating as a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, GSS researchers find solutions to protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from a wide spectrum of national and global security threats.

We believe an interdisciplinary, all-threat approach enhances our ability to deliver insightful, rigorous solutions to the most pressing, challenging global security risks and issues of our time.

GSS is driven by Argonne-wide principles:

  • Conducting focused, mission-driven research
  • Providing visionary science
  • Delivering game-changing innovation
High-Performance Computer Modeling
Climate Modeling
Infrastructure Assessment
Integrated Social Science
Capacity Building
Nonproliferation
Vulnerability Assessment
Technology and Methods Development
Trade Analysis and Control
Chem-Bio Security
Emergency Preparedness
Information Systems Development and
  Operations
Emergency Preparedness Technology
Radiological Detection
Infrastructure Science
Cyber Analysis and Operations
Threat Analysis
Emergency Preparedness
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Natural Sciences
Foresight Studies
Network Analysis
Engineering
Operations research
Data science
Modeling and simulation
Software development

Interested in collaborating with GSS?

GSS is home to four centers with cross-cutting capabilities: Risk and Infrastructure Science Center (RISC), Center for Integrated Resilience Analyses (CIRA), Systems Science Center (SSC), and Center for Strategic Security (CSS). Learn more about our research and development.

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