- Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Reliable Nuclear Deterrence
Assess the safety, reliability, and performance of LANL weapons systems
LANL is an indispensable national security resource whose core component of work is to sustain the safety, reliability, and performance of weapons systems in the stockpile. We provide scientific leadership for the stockpile stewardship mission that remains technically challenging and vital to the nation.
Future Weapons Complex
Achieve NNSA's Complex transformation for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile and meet national security requirements
The NNSA vision for its Complex transformation is to achieve a smaller, safer, more secure, and less expensive enterprise. Our role is to be the Center of Excellence for Nuclear Design, the Center of Excellence for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, and a Platform Host Site for Supercomputing.
Provide early identification, creative maturation, and timely delivery of scientific solutions to technically challenging security issues
Our vision is to globally reduce threats to the security of the United States and our allies. LANL leverages unique strengths to advance national security missions, while driving excellence in our core capabilities. We complement the core nuclear weapons mission.
National Security Science Lab
Become the premier capabilities-based national security science laboratory
When the country has a complex scientific or technical national security issue, the experience and capabilities at LANL will be called upon. Our vision is to be the premier national security science laboratory—the training and proving ground for scientists and engineers looking for the toughest challenges facing our nation and the world.
Develop sustainable solutions that allow resilient adaptation to growing global energy demand
The growth of global energy demand in this century will create significant new national security challenges. Los Alamos will develop transformative new science for energy technologies and significantly enhance and extend the use of current technologies in a manner that is sustainable and that mitigates negative environmental, social, and national security consequences. Implicit is the development of the capability to measure, model, and predict (in a quantifiable manner) the impacts of energy choices on climate and their cascading effects on the environment and society.
Safe, Secure Workplace
Make safety and security integral to every activity we do
Safe, secure mission delivery is required for LANL to be a reliable, responsive laboratory. We sustain robust safety and security systems that reduce risk while providing exemplary service and productivity to accomplish our mission.
Exemplary Information Security
Reduce risks while providing seamless information services
A consolidated institutional approach to information technology (IT) supports the most efficient management of programmatic resources while providing consistent protection to our IT infrastructure across the Laboratory. Information security (IS) is woven seamlessly into every aspect of Laboratory IT.
Establish excellence in environmental stewardship
We assure all stakeholders that the Laboratory is a good environmental steward by cleaning up contaminated sites in compliance with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Consent Order, performing beyond regulatory expectations, and minimizing impacts on natural resources.
Provide efficient, compliant, and secure infrastructure supported with disciplined operations
We overcome an aging infrastructure to maintain world-class science and technology. We provide new software and tracking tools coupled with standardized operations to make maintenance and repairs easier and more cost effective, and consolidate or eliminate under-used space to boost cost effectiveness of Laboratory facilities. We anticipate the physical infrastructure needed to address vital national research and development capabilities and provide a physical infrastructure that is safe, secure, environmentally compliant, and efficient.
Enable mission and operational excellence
An effective performance-based management system is critical to achieving safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable mission delivery. We deploy management processes, tools, and practices to enable Laboratory managers and employees to anticipate, manage, and continuously improve performance. This accelerates progress towards accomplishing the Laboratory vision to be the premier national security science laboratory.
Deliver cost effective business systems that meet LANL's business needs
We implement modern tools to meet the needs of employees, implement efficient processes to provide integration and perform our work, and demonstrate compliance and manage our costs while meeting mission goals safely and securely.
Effective Communication and Community Programs
Communicate effectively with our employees, customers, community, and stakeholders
Maintaining and enhancing the support of our employees, customers, community, and stakeholders is critical to achieving our vision of Los Alamos National Laboratory as the premier national security science laboratory. We garner this support by engaging our internal and external audiences and meeting our community commitments.
Cultivate a work environment where employees are empowered to achieve success
Our workforce is the most important element of success. We develop employees to help better meet the Laboratory’s mission, implement efficient processes to better meet the needs of the Laboratory, and enhance the workplace environment.