Sandia LabNews

A global shift for national security

The Labs’ response to threats posed by terrorism and anthrax attacks still shape its mission and programs 20 years later.

Finding meaning in a meaningless attack

Meet eight members of Sandia staff who assisted in rescue and recovery at the Pentagon following 9/11.

New priorities, new role

After the terrorist attacks in 2001, Sandia leveraged its systems engineering expertise in new ways, creating an ongoing list of countermeasures for biological, cyber and chemical threats to the nation.

Redesigning radiation monitors at U.S. ports

The Department of Homeland Security turned to Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories to develop a new modular design that decreases costs and enhances threat detection.

Military Support Committee gets new executive sponsor

Brian Carter, the new head of HR and communications, uses his 22 years of military and HR experience to champion Sandia veterans, active military personnel and their families.

Remembering 9/11 at Sandia

A glimpse of what was happening at the Labs on September 11, 2001.

Well-positioned for the unpredictable

Before 2001, researchers initiated programs and innovations that were essential to advance national and homeland security after 9/11.

Q&A with Kelly Brooks: Survival and resilience in national crisis

A mental health counselor from Employee Health Services reflects on crises like 9/11 and COVID-19 and suggests ways to build resilience.

Ethics a catalyst for a better Sandia

The Ethics office helps staff navigate ethical dilemmas and guide decisions based on the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct and Sandia’s Core Values.

Museum pushed off base, onto Eubank by 9/11

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, formerly the National Atomic Museum, moved in 2002 due to heightened security on Kirtland Air Force following the attacks.