Global Security Initiative

Wicked problems. Novel approaches. Impactful responses.

The Global Security Initiative (GSI) produces mission-relevant approaches and decision support tools to address some of the world’s most vexing and complicated security challenges.

As Arizona State University’s hub for global security research, we leverage the world-class expertise of ASU faculty and GSI’s connections with the global defense, security, development and diplomacy communities to take new approaches toward the world’s wicked problems.

The results are tools, technologies and systems that are impactful, timely and useful to policymakers and implementers.

 

$11 million+

in research expenditures in FY 2017

 

More than 130

affiliated faculty representing over 12 college-level units

 

#6

in the nation for DARPA young faculty awards

Recent news and events

A line of Marines run to a waiting helicopter.

GSI Director Nadya Bliss discusses the growing complexity of security challenges around the globe, and how research can help address these challenges.

GSI experts weigh in on what it takes to help students become cybersecurity experts

Professor Umit Ogras is one of three DARPA Young Faculty Award winners at ASU this year. GSI's DARPA Working Group helps craft concepts and proposals to ensure they are meeting DARPA needs and matching proposal requirements.

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Mission support

GSI focuses on long-term security needs rather than short-term funding opportunities. Financial support for GSI’s efforts to address these long-term security needs are provided by government, industry and private foundations.

 

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