Force for Good

Be recognized as a force for good by Northern New Mexico communities and trusted by stakeholders to perform missions with minimal operational issues.

LANL approaches its national-security mission through simultaneous excellence, achieving maximum impact by integrating research and development solutions with operational excellence and community engagement.

This Critical Outcome focuses on the importance of our role in the region and beyond by engaging with our local communities, contributing to the vitality of our region, and ensuring our neighbors and stakeholders view us positively. This can be achieved through protecting and enhancing LANL’s reputation, enhancing regional educational partnerships, supporting regional economic development and infrastructure, and optimizing the impact of philanthropy. This Critical Outcome supports all four of the Laboratory's Strategic Objectives in accomplishing our mission: Nuclear Deterrence, Threat Reduction, Technical Leadership, and Trustworthy Operations.

In FY23, we more than doubled our procurement spending in Northern New Mexico and quadrupled our procurement spending with the Pueblo Alliance; partnered with New Mexico schools, community colleges, and universities to develop a regional strategy to support workforce capacity needs; worked with the property-developer community and city/county officials to solve challenges in housing, transportation, and childcare; improved our giving and volunteering tools and communication; improved the visibility of the Feynman Center as a resource for local/regional businesses and entrepreneurs; and proactively partnered with NNSA to promote community engagement.

In FY24, we will build on these successes through eight Supporting Initiatives.

Supporting Initiatives

  1. Protect and enhance LANL’s reputation by proactively managing risk, and by proactively managing communications with our key stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate a culture of integrity in all LANL interactions with our community and public stakeholders.
  3. Enhance and expand regional educational partnerships to address near- and long-term LANL workforce needs by engaging New Mexico schools, community colleges, and universities.
  4. Leverage LANL technologies, expertise, and networks to accelerate the impact of LANL innovation on regional economic development.
  5. Partner with the regional economic community, tribal, and state entities to effectively support infrastructure, transportation, and housing needs, including emerging projects such as offsite campus and student housing.
  6. Ensure successful transition to operations for the Triad-sponsored expanded childcare operations for LANL employees.
  7. Direct procurement efforts to local vendors where possible and develop a strategy to strengthen and improve the capabilities of our local mentor/protégé and other small business subcontractors.
  8. Optimize investment of philanthropic dollars and employee engagement to address critical socioeconomic needs and to make a lasting, significant impact on the wellbeing of local communities.

primary Strategic Objectives

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

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

Nuclear Deterrence - Lead the nation in evaluating, developing, and ensuring effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent, including the design, production, and certification of current and future nuclear weapons.