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S&T Office of National Laboratories

S&T Office of National Laboratories

S&T Office of National Laboratories (ONL) offers a broad laboratory network including in-house laboratories with capabilities aligned strategically to enduring and strategic mission needs of DHS. Whether the mission need requires applied research supporting requirements definition, threat characterization, detection, mitigation or response, S&T’s labs and the coordinated lab network provide technologies and knowledge to help prevent terrorism and enhance security, while making major contributions to secure the homeland and strengthen our national preparedness and resilience.

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5 in-house laboratories

ONL features five in-house laboratory capabilities that include seven sites spread across five states (AL, FL, MD, NJ and NY.) These laboratories and sites are national assets to DHS operational components and partners alike, while helping to anchor a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) presence in the areas in which they reside.

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About ONL 

ONL provides a network of laboratory capabilities to support the homeland security mission. This network includes five “in-house” laboratories to provide technical expertise, infrastructure, and core capabilities in the areas of chemical, biological, radiological, animal disease,explosives and contraband detection and mitigation, and first responder focus areas. ONL also facilitates access to auxiliary lab capabilities and the DOE National Laboratory.

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