Emerging Threats and Opportunities
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- (505) 667-5061
Los Alamos is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive capabilities to identify, anticipate, and rapidly respond to emerging threats
These threats include cyber-based theft and sabotage, threats from space, and technological surprise.
We also provide vital technology for supporting the U.S. military in a world of small-scale, intense conflict.
Another important focus is the identification of emerging, game-changing technologies that have the potential to either disrupt or increase our technology advantage in protecting the nation.
While the role and prominence of nuclear weapons in U.S. security policy has diminished with the end of the Cold War, nuclear weapons continue to provide an essential component of national security.
The “asymmetric” dimension of threats in today’s world has contributed to a significant escalation in potential dangers and the need for an increasingly rapid response. We build and sustain a flexible multidisciplinary science and technology capability base along with specialized experimental facilities and high-performance computational tools for modeling and simulation.
We work with the DoD, DHS, and IC to provide technical solutions for prediction and/or prevention of catastrophic threats, counter new foreign strategic and tactical technological advances, and improve national security.