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National Security Engineering Center Fact Sheet

The United States faces a competitive strategic environment with great power rivals and other adversaries wielding sophisticated technologies and weapons. From hypersonic missiles to nuclear proliferation, the challenges are complex—and the stakes are vast.

Every day, the National Security Engineering Center (NSEC) federally funded research and development center works to ensure that we have the best equipped, trained, and informed warfighters in the world.

NSEC delivers research, engineering, and analytical solutions to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Since 1958, NSEC has contributed transformational innovations to essential systems such as the Semi-Automated Ground Environment (SAGE), the nation’s first air-defense system. These include Joint STARS, the Air Force/Army airborne ground surveillance, battle management, command and control aircraft, and Intelink, the first secure intranet used by the Intelligence Community.

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