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Sandia Main Overview

Sandia grew out of America’s World War II effort to develop the first atomic bombs. Today, keeping the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and effective is a major part of Sandia’s work as a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory. But Sandia’s role has evolved to address the additional complex threats facing our country.

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Corporate fact sheets

  • By the Numbers (PDF, 1 MB)
    Sandia’s people, locations and funding by the numbers.
  • Climate Security Research (PDF, 1.6 MB)
    Enhancing the nation’s understanding of global climate change, its risk, and options to lessen the consequences.
  • Community Involvement (PDF, 2.2 MB)
    Strengthening the community where we live and work.
  • Contract History (PDF, 2.63 MB)
    The government manages and operates Sandia and the other national laboratories using a government-owned, contractor-operated model.
  • Cybersecurity (PDF, 813 KB)
    Applying decades of science and engineering expertise to defending the nation against cyber threats.
  • Defense Systems & Assessments Mission  (PDF, 1.8 MB)
    Developing innovative technological solutions to solve the toughest national security problems.
  • Facilities: Building on Success (PDF, 757 KB)
    Sandia facilities meet diverse needs for national security, research and partnerships.
  • High-Performance Computing (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    Sandia supercomputer research is solving real-world problems today, and reaching for exascale performance tomorrow.
  • History Highlights (PDF, 592 KB)
    A history of exceptional service in the national interest.
  • Nonproliferation and Arms Control (PDF, 1.5 MB) 
    In coming years, we must give top priority to discouraging additional countries from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities and stopping terrorist groups from acquiring nuclear bombs or the materials to build them.
  • Nuclear Weapons Mission (PDF, 1.3 MB) 
    Ensuring that the nation’s stockpile is safe, secure, and effective, and that it meets military requirements.
  • Powering the Future (PDF, 1.8 MB)
    As demand for energy grows worldwide, discovering and harnessing domestic energy sources is increasingly important to national security.
  • Science and Technology (PDF, 902 KB)
    Pushing the frontiers of knowledge to meet the nation's needs, today and tomorrow.
  • STEM Education (PDF, 2.2 MB)
    Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  • Sustainable Transportation (PDF, 608 KB) 
    Sandia and industry partner to transform transportation to meet future demand.
  • Technology in Space (PDF, 1.6 MB) 
    Sandia-developed satellites, engineering, and materials contribute to U.S. space exploration.

Media fact sheets

  • Expert Sources (PDF, 754 KB)
    Reporters may reach these experts by calling Sandia’s Media Relations Dept. at (505) 844-4902 to request an interview.  

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