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Strategic Objectives and Crosscuts

Sandia has three strategic objectives for FY16-FY20. The SOs are interdependent and build from each other; they identify areas of strategic focus but are not all-inclusive of Sandia's programs.

Objective 1: Amplify our national security impact

  • We will execute our nuclear weapons mission with excellence
  • We will lead the nation in solving the most complex national security challenges
  • We will use the Labs' strategic framework to guide our decisions and investments
  • We will contribute strongly to the national security dialogue at the highest levels
  • We will form strategic partnerships around the world to amplify our mission impact
  • We will flexibly, safely, and securely execute our diverse mission areas

Objective 2: Strengthen our Laboratories' foundation to maximize mission impact

  • The elements of our Laboratories' foundation create the rich technical capabilities that give Sandia its identity and uniqueness
  • We will use the Labs' strategic framework to assure strategic priorities guide decisions and investments
  • We are committed to stewarding and sustaining our science and engineering capabilities
  • We will enhance our capabilities and elevate the practice of engineering through partnerships
  • We will communicate Sandia's own brand of mission delivery and continue to attract talented people to the Labs

Objective 3: Advance an exceptional work environment that enables and inspires our people in service to our nation

  • We share a unique and united sense of purpose and passion for our national security missions 
  • We are committed to a simplified, principle-based environment that promotes innovation and critical thinking 
  • We foster an inclusive, enabling culture that promotes continuous personal and professional development 
  • We provide a modernized work environment that empowers and energizes our people

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