About Us | Los Alamos National Laboratory
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About Us

Support our nation and build a great career.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission is to solve national security challenges through excellence. We focus on integrating research and development solutions to achieve the maximum impact on strategic priorities. In addition, through our partnerships across government agencies, laboratories, universities, and industry, we deliver the best possible science and technology results for the nation.

As a senior laboratory in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, we contribute toward DOE’s mission to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

We also perform work for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. As a result, our strategy reflects U.S. priorities related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.

We Are a Good Neighbor.

We contribute to the quality of life in northern New Mexico through economic development, education excellence, and community partnerships. In addition to contributing to a robust economy by employing more than 13,000 people, we work with small businesses in Northern New Mexico and partner with various agencies to offer jobs and opportunities for students. Our employees also play a large role in giving back, including participating in our annual Giving Campaign and payroll deduction options. Some of the results of these efforts include:

  • Employees donated:
    • $2.7 million to nonprofit organizations in the 2021 employee giving campaign
    • more than $370,000 to the Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund (LAESF), including more than $70,000 in new pledges and gifts, to provide scholarships for students from Northern New Mexico
    • 1,276 gifts kits for young people and senior citizens in need, and 1,000 winter clothing sets to shelters serving people facing homelessness or domestic violence, and young adults transitioning from foster care to independent living
    • more than 700 backpacks with school supplies to schools and regional partners with a particular focus on five rural
  • The Laboratory organized 12 blood drives with 393 donors giving 469 units of blood, enough to save 1407 lives
  • A virtual Food Drive received donations of $41,724 for the Food Depot which equates to 166,894 meals provided to tackle food insecurity in the region
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Herd of elk in Los Alamos, New Mexico

We Are Environmental Stewards.

We are committed to cleaning up contamination from the past, minimizing current operational impacts, and creating a clean future. Efforts include:

  • reducing water use, managing and restoring our lands, and using energy efficiently and sustainably;
  • ensuring human and environmental health by protecting the quality of our aquifers, sustaining air quality, working to eliminate contaminant releases, and striving to produce zero radioactive and hazardous waste; and
  • communicating with our stakeholders and local tribal governments to ensure that we minimize our environment impact as much as possible.