Sandia’s mission is developing advanced technologies to ensure global peace and providing technological, scientific and engineering solutions to the nation’s national security problems. Sandia’s main sites are on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Livermore, California.
As a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission by drawing from deep science and engineering to do the following: anticipate and resolve emerging national security challenges, innovate and discover new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority, create values through products and services that solve important national security challenges, and inform the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world.
Sandia focuses on four core programs: Nuclear Weapons, Defense Systems, Global Security, and Energy and Climate. Sandia’s primary mission is ensuring the U.S. nuclear arsenal is safe, secure, and reliable and fully supporting the nation’s deterrence policy and its nuclear weapons program. Sandia’s science and engineering capabilities include: Bioscience, Radiation Effects and High Energy Density Science, Computer & Information Sciences, Geoscience, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanodevices & Microsystems (failure analysis and reliability physics, modeling and simulation, component engineering, testing and packaging) and Engineering Sciences.
Defense Systems & Assessments supports our nation’s military by applying engineering, science, and technology solutions to deter, detect, defeat, and defend threats to our national security.
Sandia’s programs in Global Security range from nonproliferation and global threat reduction to homeland defense and critical asset protection. Science and technology, innovative research, and global engagement are used to counter threats, reduce dangers, and respond to disasters.
For Energy and Climate, Sandia’s Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Mission Area seeks to support the creation of a secure energy future for the U.S. by using its capabilities to enable an uninterrupted and enduring supply of energy from domestic sources, and to assure the reliability and resiliency of the associated energy infrastructure.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia Labs has major research and development responsibilities in nuclear deterrence, global security, defense, energy technologies and economic competitiveness, with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California.