The National Security Technology Center engages the world-class equipment and expertise available at Y-12 to quickly move security technologies from vision to prototype to licensing. For an overview of our capabilities, see our printable Fact Sheet.

To get technologies out on the street, NSTC draws on all resources available to it, including specialized talent from Y‑12's National Security Programs, Applied Technologies, Engineering, Manufacturing, Safeguards and Security, and Technical Computing.

NSTC also draws on the extensive expertise of Y‑12's Vulnerability Assessment Resource Center, which uses decades of proven methodologies to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within critical infrastructures throughout the world. VARC develops and adapts security, emergency management, and first-responder-related training directed toward Homeland Security needs to protect our nation's critical infrastructure.