Advanced Concepts Group

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The Advanced Concepts Group, a "technical think tank" at Sandia National Laboratories, was formed in 1999 "to investigate potential contributions which Sandia National Laboratories might make to solve long-range future problems that impact national and global security. Led by Sandia's Principal Scientist, Gerry Yonas, the group consists of approximately 12 staff chosen from across the laboratories serving rotational assignments of 2 to 3 years." [1]

"The group began by forming four teams to subdivide the problem space. The basic premise is that it is problems of the Human Condition (the Red Team) or of Global Resources (the Green Team) that tend to lead the world into conflicts - either War (the Black Team) or Conflicts Short of War (the Gray Team).

"Since the events of 9/11, it is primarily focused on topics related to the War on Terrorism - covering the gamut of understanding the terrorist threat, improving our ability to anticipate and respond, and improving our options for finding and stopping terrorists." [2]

Contact Details

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico
PO Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-(mail stop)
non-mail deliveries:
1515 Eubank SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Sandia National Laboratories, California
PO Box 969
Livermore, CA 94551-(mail stop)
7011 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550