Biosecurity Preparedness

    Enable national preparedness and response to infectious diseases and biosecurity threats by harnessing life sciences along with other innovative scientific approaches.


    1. Assert leadership in national security life sciences that demonstrates current national laboratory capabilities and a vision for increased impact.
    2. Expand national security R&D in areas that align with core capabilities and focus areas that have been externally peer reviewed.
    3. Build on LANL COVID-19 R&D for future pandemics and national emergencies.
    4. Enable near-term decision making that demonstrates the impact of science-informed planning.
    5. Create technical options through a productive and dynamic innovation pipeline from research to adoption.
    6. Form partnerships to enable achievement.

    primary Strategic Objectives

    Technical Leadership - Deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs to advance relevant research frontiers and anticipate emerging national security risks.

    Threat Reduction - Anticipate persistent and emerging threats to global security; develop and deploy revolutionary tools to detect, deter, and respond proactively.

    secondary Strategic Objective

    Trustworthy Operations - Consistently demonstrate and be recognized by diverse stakeholders for trusted and trustworthy operations.