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UNL awarded $92 million U.S. Strategic Command grant

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LINCOLN — University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today that NU’s National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new fiveyear, $92 million contract through the U.S. Strategic Command to continue its leading research in national security and defense.

This is the third contract awarded to NSRI since the system-wide institute was established in 2012 to perform exclusive research to meet the needs of USSTRATCOM and the Department of Defense. In 2018, NSRI’s initial $84 million contract was renewed with a $92 million contract – a ceiling that faculty from across the campuses and NSRI scientists reached in just 18 months, paving the way for a subsequent renewal that will further expand the university’s work in protecting the United States and its allies from those who would do harm.

In total, NSRI has received $298 million in research contract awards over the past eight years, with university faculty and NSRI researchers delivering on 110 contracts for national defense partners across the country.

“This is a monumental achievement for the world-leading faculty, staff and students of the University of Nebraska, the entire team at NSRI, and the people of our state,” said Carter, a retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy who most recently served as superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy.

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