INL Resilience Optimization Center

About Us

 

IROC partners with public and private entities, other National Laboratories, and academia to address our Nation’s infrastructure challenges. These partnerships offer a unique perspective on enhancing systems resilience and risk management.  

Why Use Us?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to resiliency. National resilience requires asset owners to be deliberate in their awareness and decision-making: understanding the resilience of the infrastructure within their direct control, and conscious of their dependence on infrastructure out of their control.

Resilience planning should be scaled and bound to an asset owner’s finite resources (time, budget, and staffing) as well as their operations criticality and risk profile. IROC tailors its research and analysis to individual challenges, providing optimized recommendations for solutions that align to the core mission and definition of success outlined by the organization.

Some of our Team

 

Ron Fisher

Director

Cherrie Black

Senior Infrastructure Resiliency
Analyst

Craig Rieger

Chief Control Systems
Research Engineer  

Kunal Thaker

Senior Resilient Energy
Systems Manager

Ryan Hruska

Senior Infrastructure  
Interdependency Scientist

Ollie Gagnon

Chief Strategist and
Relationship Manager

Seth Snyder

Director, Clean Energy &
Transportation

Ruby Nguyen

Senior Value Chain Resilience
Researcher

Celia Porod

Strategic Planner,
Critical Infrastructure Analysis

Curtis Smith

Director, Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Research Division

Tammie Borders

Data & Software Science Manager

Shannon Bragg-Sitton

Energy Systems Manager

Marci Merrick

IROC Administrative Coordinator

Emmanuel Ohene Opare

Senior Systems and Reliability Engineer

Kelly Wilson

Senior Critical Infrastructure Analyst

Success Stories

Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) Office

This project is a repeatable methodology that was a benefit to us and that I believe will benefit many more States.”

Manager of Emergency Management and Safety, City of Henderson, NV

“We hope to work closely with you in the future.”

Director, US Army Public Works Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

“I am very proud of what our teams have accomplished…I look forward to a better OE environment here in Kuwait.”

DHS, Office of infrastructure Protection

“Just after the water assessments were completed, the City of Phoenix saw the benefits and started working on their Transportation System.”

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

“These products will be invaluable to New York as we prepare for, and respond to, system disruptions and should promote a better understanding of the role the public sector plays in enabling the private sector to restore the system to equilibrium in time of emergency.”

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