National security is widely understood to refer to a variety of dimensions nations must address to provide security, including economic, energy, food and environmental security, as well as resilience to the effects of national disasters. These are areas in which CU Boulder already conducts important research and seeks opportunities to expand its impact on humanity.

Monitoring the shifting of the magnetic north pole and position, navigation and timing are two areas CU Boulder leads through our strengths in earth and environmental sciences and in engineering. Other CU Boulder research strengths with significant national security interest include aerospace, cybersecurity, machine learning and quantum.