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New contractor takes over Nov. 1 at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Information about the move to a new contractor.
October 30, 2018
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A new contractor, Triad National Security, will assume management of the Laboratory on November 1, 2018.


  • Director, Community Partnerships Office
  • Kathy Keith
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Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations Thursday, Nov. 1 under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to Triad on June 8, 2018. An organizational chart and biographies of the Triad leadership team can be found on its website.

Transition facts

Here are some of the key facts about the transition:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory remains a federal facility of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
  • The day-to-day operations of the Laboratory are managed by a contractor, as they have been for almost all of its 75-year history. 
  • Nearly all Laboratory employees transfer from one contractor to the other. (The only exception is small number of senior leaders.)
  • The Laboratory’s mission and budget continue to grow and all Lab hiring plans continue. The Laboratory has already hired more than 1,000 people this year.

Community engagement

Triad has hosted or attended more than 30 community meetings in an effort to understand more about Northern New Mexico and its needs. Triad is committed to building strong partnerships with the community in the region.

Triad is developing a Community Commitment Plan in consultation with local partners. More information about Triad’s community investments will be made available in the near future. 

In the meantime, the Laboratory’s Community Partnerships Office can answer questions. Please feel free to contact Kathy Keith at 505-665-4400.