Strengthening National Security
Our mission is to enable U.S. security and global stability and resilience by empowering multidisciplinary teams to pursue bold and innovative science and technology.
Our Current Mission Areas & Focus Areas
Develop and apply the scientific insight and engineering prowess to assure the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in an ever-changing threat environment and enable the modernization and transformation of the NNSA production enterprise. Key operations include:
- Annual assessment
- Stockpile modernization
- Advanced science and technology
- NNSA enterprise agility and resilience
Mission Focus Area: Stockpile and Enterprise Transformation
Accelerates the advancement of the sophisticated enterprise of laboratories, facilities and people ensuring confidence in the nation’s nuclear deterrent.
Provide unique capabilities and innovative solutions to stem proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, understand capabilities and anticipate adversarial actions and support response and consequence mitigation of natural and man-made threats. Key operations include:
- Nuclear counterproliferation and counterterrorism
- Pandemic response tools and biosecurity
- Forensic science
- All-source intelligence
Mission Focus Area: Bio Resilience
Integrates LLNL’s unique computing and experimental capabilities to identify, characterize and counter natural and man-made biological threats at dramatically reduced timescales.
Advance understanding of the global climate system, develop technologies to reduce accumulation of greenhouse gases and pursue the domestic production and supply of affordable, clean and increasingly carbon-free energy delivered across a secure and sustainable infrastructure. Key operations include:
- High-fidelity climate impact assessments
- Reliable, secure, low-carbon energy
- Infrastructure sustainability
- Advanced materials and manufacturing
Mission Focus Area: Climate Resilience
Couples biogeochemistry, materials science, geology and climate simulation with infrastructure analysis to mitigate greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and predict climate impacts at scale.
The Laboratory creates a global strategic advantage through innovative technologies, strategies and analysis to bolster escalatory and defensive capabilities across the full spectrum of domains including strategic defense, conventional strike, space and cyber and technology competition. Key operations include:
- Emerging technology R&D and assessments
- Strategic defense and conventional strike
- Space/cyber security
- Cognitive simulation/artificial intelligence
Mission Focus Area: Integrated Deterrence and Technology Competition
Uses integrated science and technology to win the strategic competition, focusing on regional deterrence scenarios.
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