Mission Campaigns provide an agile, intentional R&D program intended to bridge Science, Technology, & Engineering R&D to mission application and National Impact.They are integrated, multi-disciplinary portfolios of laboratory directed research projects focused on addressing current and future national security needs.

Mission Campaign Leadership

Andy McIlroy, Associate Laboratory Director Champion

Amy Halloran, Director Champion

Richard Griffith, Mission Campaign Senior Manager

Craig Lawton, Mission Campaign Manager


Deliver new Science and Technology capabilities to dramatically increase the resilience of the nation’s electrical energy system against intentional threats. (EMP, Cyber-Physical, Kinetic, & Climate)

Build and strengthen internal and external partnerships for maturing and deploying resulting technologies, both for resilient energy and for other national security missions.


Understand, characterize, and quantify risks and vulnerabilities.

Discover and develop new materials, devices, and cyber solutions to protect equipment, components and subsystems.

Create new capabilities for modeling and analyzing large-scale, dynamic systems.

Our Program

Resilient Energy Systems Mission Campaign is a Sandia sponsored investment focused on break-through science and technology that will improve resilience in US energy infrastructure and other critical infrastructure systems. Resilient Energy Systems Mission Campaign addresses and mitigates threats to the nation’s infrastructure, building on decades of stakeholder engagement & internal investment, and adding real-world value for the near and long term.

RES Intern Institute

The Resilient Energy Systems Intern Institute (RESII) is an innovative program that is focused on providing undergrad and graduate students with exciting and challenging opportunities to progress their science and engineering foundation. Our student interns will support the Resilient Energy Systems Mission Campaign. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art testing facilities, labs and capabilities. Working in collaboration with their project team and mentors, students will participate in science and engineering research with National Security impact.

Our Partners

  • EMERA Technologies
  • Georgia Tech
  • Los Alamos National Laboratories
  • New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas at Austin

Contact us: resilience@sandia.gov