Sandia National Laboratories

Badge Office
Personnel Clearances
Export/Import Control
Facility Clearance
- FSO Responsibilities
- Flowdown of Requirements
Foreign Nationals
International Travel
KAFB Access
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Official Use Only
Prohibited/Controlled Items
Random Drug Testing
Reporting Requirements
Security Tools

SNL Security Contacts


The Badge Office oversees and controls all Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) site visits to maintain security of operations and authorized access to SNL, its buildings and facilities in accordance with security requirements for a national laboratory.

Badges are designed to link a person's identity and control a person's ability to physically access SNL- controlled premises. With the exception of Public Areas, a DOE-approved badge is required to enter all SNL-controlled premises (Non-Public Areas, Property Protection Areas and Limited Areas).

Cleared and Uncleared Contractor/Consultant Badge Requests

All badge requests must be submitted via the Sandia Total Access Request Tool (START), a new online application. START will require cyber access to the Sandia Restricted Network (SRN). Those without SRN access may be sponsored for it if their SNL representative wishes to do so.  Otherwise, an SNL contact must be engaged to submit START requests.

Note that all persons for whom a clearance and/or badging request is made must first be entered into Enterprise Person (EP), Sandia’s central repository of person data that is the foundational gateway to access within SNL.  An active EP relationship with the correct SNL organization and within the period of performance of an active contract must exist.   Complete and accurate data in EP is absolutely essential before any clearance or badging request via START can begin.  

For more START information and resources go here.

HSPD-12 Federal Credentials (Badge)
Homeland Security Presidental Directive 12 (HSPD-12) requires federal agencies to issue a common identity credential. The HSPD-12 Federal Credential replaced the standard DOE badge. All SNL Members of the Worksforce granted a DOE Security Clearance are required to obtain an HSPD-12 Federal Credential from the Badge Office. HSPD-12 Federal Credentials enable individuals to gain access to buildings for which they are authorized.

HSPD-12 Instructions

Reporting Lost, Stolen, or Forgotten Badges



Your badge is lost,

Wtihin 24 hours of discovery, report to the Badge Office and submit SF 2730-LSB, Reporting Lost, Stolen, Forgotten, or Unrecovered Badges, to obtain a temporary badge.

Your badge is stolen,

Within 24 hours of discovery: notify the Security Incident Management Program (SIMP) at 505-845-1321, all sites.

As soon as possible submit SF 2730-LSB. Reporting Lost, Stolen, Forgotten, or Unrecovered Badges, to the appropriate Badge Office to request a temporary badge.

A badge reported as stolen is immediately considered compromised and permanently deactivated, requiring a new badge to be created in all cases. For an HSPD-12 federal credential, re-enrollment (i.e., identity verification, photograph, and fingerprints) will be necessary.

Your badge if forgotten,

You are strongly encouraged to retrieve the badge, if circumstances permit.

If you are unable to retrieve your badge, submit SF 2730-LSB. Reporting Lost, Stolen, Forgotten, or Unrecovered Badges, to the appropriate Badge Office to request a temporary badge.

You find a badge,

Promptly return it to the appropriate Badge Office in one of the following ways:

Required Form: Reporting Lost, Stolen, Forgotten, or Unrecovered Badge (SF 2730-LSB)

SNL/NM- Personnel Security Badge Office
Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC) Map
              1611 Innovation Parkway
              Albuquerque, NM  87123
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information Line: Security Connection 321; (505) 845-1321
Fax: (505) 844-4263
SNL/CA- Security Operations Visitor Control Office
Livermore, California Maps & Directions
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Information Line: (925) 294-2061
Fax: (505) 844-6376