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Addressing National Security Challenges with Applied Research, Serving as a Trusted Adviser

Depiction of ARLIS's multidisciplinary approach.ARLIS serves as a trusted adviser to the government, conducting test and evaluation, developing technology and delivering quality research that can be applied to intelligence and security challenges. Our research teams are grounded in state-of-the-are technology and have a direct understanding of the complex challenges faced by the defense intelligence and security enterprise.

ARLIS is composed of a wide range of expertise and disciplines representing more than 40 different degrees in the areas of social and behavioral sciences, political and economic sciences, languages and linguistics, systems engineering and computer science. With more than 240 full- and part-time employees, ARLIS continues to grow in the areas of human and social systems; intelligent human machine systems; data science, advanced computation and emerging technologies; and software and systems engineering. These technical experts work with ARLIS’s many former and current defense security and intelligence operators and policymakers to solve difficult national security problems, resulting in quality research that is relevant both to academia and our operational partners.

Image of people collaborating.ARLIS also draws on the expertise of former senior U.S. government leaders who engage with government sponsors, end-users, and researchers to support ARLIS research. Because they are highly accomplished and well-respected within their communities, they help connect researchers to operators. Given that they have extensive practical experience working government mission sets, this group of “Applieds” support ARLIS daily in meeting the requirements the DoD has for all UARCs. They have a comprehensive knowledge of sponsor requirements and problems, broad corporate knowledge and current operational experience, all points mandated in guidance from the DoD. The Applied team opens doors for ARLIS research by helping us understand the true needs of government sponsors, helping technology and insights transfer back to the government and developing the workforce.

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