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

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


National Security Programs

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


Global Security

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.



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We support the creation of a secure energy future for the U.S. by using our capabilities to enable an uninterrupted and enduring supply of energy from domestic sources, and to assure the reliability and resiliency of the associated energy infrastructure.