Missions

National Security Programs

We strive to become the laboratory that the U.S. turns to first for technology solutions to the most challenging problems that threaten peace and freedom for our nation and the globe.

At Sandia, national security is our business. We apply advanced science and engineering to help our nation and allies detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate national security threats. Our national security mission has grown from responding to the threat of the Cold War to countering a range of threats - some nuclear, others involving chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, and other acts of terrorism.

Nuclear Weapons

Weapons researcher
Sandia's primary mission is ensuring the U.S. nuclear arsenal is safe, secure, reliable, and can fully support our nation's deterrence policy.

Defense Systems & Assessments

Missile
We provide technical solutions for global security by engineering and integrating advanced science and technology to help defend and protect the United States.

Energy & Climate

Solar
Sandia enhances the nation's security and prosperity through sustainable, transformative approaches to our most challenging energy, climate, and infrastructure problems.

International, Homeland, & Nuclear Security

Birc
We provide the most effective and efficient technologies and enterprise-level solutions to the nation’s highest-priority risks associated with weapons of mass destruction and catastrophic incidents.