A New Carbon Economy Takes Shape
A Laboratory Director’s Initiative responds to the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
Nerve-Agent Antidote Shows Great Potential
Lawrence Livermore scientists have formulated molecule LLNL-02
"Mini" Device Set to Analyze Mysterious Psyche
The Psyche mission will allow scientists to observe, for the first time, a planetary body made of metal rather than rock or ice
Small Brain-on-a-Chip Promises Big Payoffs
Livermore’s new investigational program could provide an innovative means for better understanding brain pathology
Space Program Innovation, One Small Satellite at a Time
The Laboratory’s “out of this world” technologies are enabling development of small modular cube satellites for space applications
A Long Shot Pays Off in Vaccine Development
Livermore scientists are aiming to understand the mechanisms by which their vaccine formulation protects against Francisella tularensis
Defending the Vulnerable Power Grid
Skyfall, Livermore’s cyber–physical test bed connects real-world equipment with high-performance computers
A Science-Based Tool for Emergency Planning
A team of Laboratory engineers, computer scientists, and health physicists have developed a planning resource to assist local governments
Stronger Structures through Scientific Collaboration
Lawrence Livermore’s Seismic Cooperation Program helps at-risk countries improve earthquake monitoring capabilities
New Lab report outlines ways California could reach goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045
ClimateWorks Foundation report, Getting to Neutral (or download the Executive Summary)
See also A New Carbon Economy Takes Shape
Serving the Nation
The Global Security Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) applies multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate, and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs.
Global Security supports all major missions at the Laboratory but executes the following:
- Energy and Homeland Security
- Nuclear Threat Reduction
- Biosecurity Center
- Forensic Science Center
See the Laboratory mission pages for more information.
The Global Security Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) applies multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate, and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs. This includes support of the U.S. government's efforts to:
- Advance our nation's security through the production, development, and deployment of diverse, secure, and sustainable energy resources and technology, while understanding and reducing their environmental impact.
- Develop technologies and expertise that significantly enhance the U.S. military's agility, survivability, and lethality.
- Provide analytic, operational, and science- and technology-related support to the intelligence community, other federal agencies, and state, local, and private-sector customers.
- Develop and deploy transformational technologies and expertise to secure the U.S. homeland, with a particular emphasis on catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats.
- Serve as an important national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges through innovative technical solutions.
LLNL is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL is a government-owned, contractor-operated Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), and is currently managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
Doing Business with LLNL
LLNL performs work for a wide range of government agencies through several contracting vehicles. We actively seek to partner with other organizations in order to meet our customers' needs. Companies are also encouraged to review the LLNL's technology transfer website.
Growing up in Lima, Peru, Livermore chemist Carlos Valdez excelled in art and soccer. But his first love was science.
“I liked it because there was always a rational explanation for everything, and a solution for every problem,” he says. “In sixth grade, my dad got me a few test tubes. I’d gather my friends from the block and after playing soccer on the streets, we’d mix things together, such as water and soy sauce! Then I’d throw in Alka Seltzer—just to see what happened.”
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