Missions

stockpile stewardship

Science and Technology on a Mission

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:

  • Enhances the nation’s defense.
  • Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

Mission Areas

biosecurity

Biosecurity

A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.

counterterrorism

Counterterrorism

Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.

defense

Defense

Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.

energy

Energy

Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.

intelligence

Intelligence

Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.

nonproliferation

Nonproliferation

A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.

basic science

Science

Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.

Weapons

Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.