As the principal research wing of the Naval Postgraduate School's Department of National Security Affairs, the Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) contributes to the expansion of knowledge on critical security issues—especially current and emerging threats to U.S. national security and that of its allies‚—and is uniquely positioned to form a bridge between academia, policy makers, and military personnel.
Resources & Links
The 2013 PASCC Annual Report is now available. The report highlights the PASCC mission, leadership, funding, research and budget for fiscal year 2013.
The CCC has partnered with the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) to house the collection of PASCC reports. Most reports are publicly available, with a small collection of For Official Use Only (FOUO) reports that require user authentication and log-on to access.
Need more information about the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction or PASCC? Check out our new informational leaflet, which is available for download. (PDF)
Interested in the latest PASCC research projects? Browse our publicly available listing.
The CCC published the scholarly journal Strategic Insights from 2002 to 2011. The journal is currently on hiatus pending new funding. We have consolidated the issues of Strategic Insights in our NPS institutional archive, Calhoun. Please search or browse the hundreds of articles available within the Strategic Insights collection.
News and Events
Broad Area Announcement (BAA) Update
By our June deadline, PASCC had received nearly 100 high-quality white papers for funding consideration. The PASCC Proposal Review Committee, made up of Ph.D-level experts on WMD issues from various organizations within the U.S. government, evaluated each submission and met to determine the set of projects that would best comprise the PASCC research portfolio for FY14. Senior leaders of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency have now reviewed and approved the committee’s recommendations. Due to the high level of competition and the limits of PASCC funding, only one in five submissions could be recommended for support. The timing of project awards is subject to FY14 budget authorizations.
If you would like to be added to our contact list regarding the BAA and other PASCC announcements, or have questions about PASCC, please email us at email@example.com.
Event Recap: Countering Chemical and Biological Threats (May 3, Washington DC)
The Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) hosted its second colloquium to present PASCC research.
This half-day workshop featured our performers' innovative research on emerging challenges related to chemical and biological weapons and new methods for managing these threats. Workshop speakers presented their findings from recent research projects and international workshops, and highlighted newly funded work in this area.
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