andia National Laboratories applies advancedscience and engineering to detect, repel, and defeat national security threats. Our national securitymission has grown from responding to the threat of the Cold War to countering a host of less well-defined threats—some nuclear, some not.We develop technologies to sustain and modernize our nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, protect our national infrastructures,defend our nation against threats such as
terrorism,and ensure the stability of our nation’s energy
andwater supplies. Our science and technologyprograms contribute significantly to the nation’seffort to remain technologically superior—a key to national defense and America’s economic well-being.