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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability


The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.
More than three-fourths of our funding comes from the National Nuclear Security Administration.

The chart below shows the Laboratory’s funding for fiscal year 2016—a total of $2.45 billion.


The annual budget for Los Alamos National Laboratory is about $2.45 billion. More than three-fourths of that funding comes from the National Nuclear Security Administration for

  • nuclear weapons programs
  • programs to limit spread of nuclear weapons and materials (nonproliferation)
  • programs to keep Laboratory secure (safeguards and security)

Other sources include

  • DOE Office of Science
  • DOE nuclear energy programs
  • Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and other national security entities
  • Corporate partners in cooperative research and development projects
  • DOE Office Environmental Management, which funds the cleanup and remediation of hazardous and radioactive waste from Manhattan Project and Cold War operations. Get info on the environmental cleanup effort

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