Allison Bennett Irion

Director, Supply Chain Research
NTNS and AET and Program Lead

Allison Bennett Irion is a systems engineer, with a focus on nuclear non-proliferation and supply chain security. Allison is the chair of the Advanced Supply Chain Analytics (ASCA) team, which is a joint initiative between Strategic Security Sciences (S3) and Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) on end-to-end supply chain solutions that assure the supply of materials critical to U.S. strategic interests and deny the supply of proliferation-sensitive goods to adversaries. She serves as Argonne’s relationship manager for DOE/NNSA’s Global Material Security (GMS/NA-21) Office, which she has supported as a technical expert for over 15 years and she co-leads a rare-earth supply chain team that supports DOD’s Defense Logistics Agency. 

Previously, Allison was a Senior Systems Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque and DC) and most recently was NA-21’s forward deployed expert in London, UK, supporting their radiation detection work in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Allison has led maritime threat modeling efforts, equipment testing and installation campaigns for several U.S. government agencies and international partners, including supporting the IAEA and the Olympic Games.

She is an appointed member of the Research, Innovation and Strategy subcommittee for APICS, a 45,000 member supply chain professional group and Supply Chain Strategy has published her research on the impacts of container security legislation to global supply chains. Allison serves as an officer in both the U.S. Navy Reserve and U.S. Merchant Marine.