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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability


The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.
More than two-thirds of our funding comes from the National Nuclear Security Administration.


The annual budget for Los Alamos National Laboratory is about $2.2 billion. More than two-thirds of that funding comes from the National Nuclear Security Administration for

  • nuclear weapons programs
  • programs to limit spread of nuclear weapons and materials (nonproliferation)
  • programs to keep Laboratory secure (safeguards and security)

Other sources include

  • DOE Office of Science
  • DOE nuclear energy programs
  • Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and other national security entities
  • Corporate partners in cooperative research and development projects
  • DOE Office Environmental Management, which funds the cleanup and remediation of hazardous and radioactive waste from Manhattan Project and Cold War operations. Get info on LANL environmental cleanup effort

The chart below shows the Laboratory’s funding for fiscal year 2012—a total of $2.242 billion.

Innovations for a secure nation

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Finalists include X-ray imaging, pipe corrosion, data handling and damage-detection software  

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Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

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(505) 667-5061

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