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The Applied Research Laboratory looks forward to working with you. Please contact us using the form below.

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    Identification Requirements

    As part of the check-in process, visitors must present a valid government-issued photo ID upon entry.

    Foreign citizens must present either a passport or a Permanent Resident ID card.

    Restricted Items

    Devices with a camera, microphone, or wireless capability are prohibited and must be secured in the lobby upon entry into an ARL facility. Examples of prohibited devices include—but are not limited to—cameras, laptops, tablets, earbuds, smart watches, USB devices, and cell phones. When official ARL business requires, laptops, tablets, and cell phones may be authorized if prior approval is received. Check with your ARL host for more information.

    Penn State Policy SY12 prohibits possessing; carrying; or using any weapon, ammunition, or explosive by any person on University property except by authorized law enforcement officers and other persons specifically authorized by the University.

    Visitor Control

    Access to ARL facilities is restricted to individuals conducting official business with ARL. Visitors attending classified meetings must send a request through either the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) or faxed to 814-865-3738 within two business days in advance of the visit. Please use the contact form above and select Security Inquiries or call 814-865-3031 if clarification or additional information is required.

    DISS SMO code locations when requesting visit requests are as follows:

    • 6D012 – ARL State College, PA
    • 0D0F9 – ARL Reston, VA
    • 6N904 – ARL Navigation R&D Center (NRDC), Warminster, PA
    • 1SD27 – ARL Electro-Optics Center (EOC), Freeport, PA
    • 7A720 – The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Our Locations

    Applied Research Laboratory
    State College Main Lab

    Steam Drive
    State College, PA 16804

    Applied Research Laboratory – Reston

    1850 Centennial Park Dr
    Reston, VA 20191

    Applied Research Laboratory – Electro Optics Center

    222 Northpointe Boulevard
    Freeport, PA 16229

    Applied Research Laboratory – NRDC

    995 Newtown Rd
    Warminster, PA 18974

    Applied Research Laboratory – NUWC Keyport

    610 Dowell Rd
    Building 951
    Keyport, WA 98345

    ARL is committed to our employee’s health and well-being by supporting Penn State initiatives, local health officials, and government leaders in preventing COVID-19 in the workplace.

    Our employees whose work or research can be done remotely, from home, are doing so. We have also given the opportunity of a flexible work schedule to assist our employees who have other obligations to consider. For those whose work or research requires them to be in our laboratories, offices, or on campus, we are following all protocols necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory mask training, strict safety procedures, and a network of contacts for reporting any ill-feeling symptoms.

    As new employees join our workforce, the above guidelines apply. 

    You can be confident that we will maintain our vigilant enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols in our workplace to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

    Our strength comes from our people… we are a diverse group of professionals who hail from all over this great Nation, with all kinds of experience and expertise. As a team, we will get through this together with patience, diligence, vigilance, and resilience.