SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES
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.
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
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(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, LLC – Management & Operations
NTESS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc.
ELECTED LEADERSHIP (FOR NEW MEXICO HEADQUARTERS)
MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Sandia National Laboratories
Heather Clark, Media Contact
Phone: (505) 844-3511; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albuquerque Mayor’s Office
Phone: (505) 768-3000
Updated August 2019.
Information in this profile is sourced from DOE, NNSA, and the site’s online resources.