To render exceptional service in the national interest has been Sandia’s core purpose since 1949

Everyone at Sandia contributes to our purpose

Our unique responsibilities in the nuclear weapons (NW) program create a foundation from which we leverage capabilities, enabling us to solve complex national security problems.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of our sponsoring agencies by

  • anticipating and resolving emerging national security challenges
  • innovating and discovering new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority
  • creating value through products and services that solve important national security challenges
  • informing the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world

As an FFRDC for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), we have a long-term relationship with our sponsor. This creates an environment that supports our fields of expertise, enables us to maintain our objectivity and independence, and allows us to be familiar with our sponsor’s mission. We bring the FFRDC culture to all our federal sponsors to provide long-term support, solutions to existing problems and emerging threats, and quick-response capabilities. As an objective, independent, and trusted advisor, we draw from our deep science and engineering experience to anticipate, innovate, create, and inform the policy debate for decision makers.