SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES

Photo courtesy of Energy.gov

Photo courtesy of Energy.gov

 

HISTORY

The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is comprised of 2,820 acres within the boundaries of the 118 square miles Kirtland Air Force Base, and is located 6.5 miles east of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semiautonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). SNL was established in 1945 for nuclear weapons development, testing, and assembly for the Manhattan Engineering District. This mission continued under the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to DOE) and DOE. Beginning in 1980, the mission shifted toward research and development for non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. Subsequently, the mission was expanded to research and development on nuclear safeguards and security, and multiple areas in science and technology. Although most of Sandia's approximately 10,000 employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

PRIMARY FOCUSES

CLEANUP ISSUES

SNL personnel generate hazardous and mixed wastes during ongoing operations. Hazardous and mixed wastes are stored and/or treated at nine permitted waste management units at SNL/NM.

HOST LOCAL COMMUNITIES

FY 2020 BUDGET


FY 2018 Enacted FY 2019 Enacted FY 2020 Request
2,600 2,600 2,652

(Defense Environmental Cleanup. Amounts in thousands of dollars. Click here for the latest site budget.)

PRIMARY OPERATING CONTRACTORS

  • National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLCManagement & Operations

ELECTED LEADERSHIP (FOR NEW MEXICO HEADQUARTERS)

Federal Government

 State Government

Local Government

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Sandia National Laboratories

  • Albuquerque Mayor’s Office

    • Phone: (505) 768-3000

SITE NEWS

Updated August 2019.
Information in this profile is sourced from DOE, NNSA, and the site’s online resources.