Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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:

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.

Great People

Francesco Fornasiero Francesco Fornasiero
Global Security

Livermore scientist Francesco Fornasiero has developed a smart material that can provide breathability and protection against deadly chemical and biological threats such as Sarin and the Ebola virus.

“Our mission is to solve a long-standing problem for first responders, medical personnel, and soldiers,” says the chemical engineer, who grew up in a small town near Venice, Italy. “Since their protective clothing can’t remove water vapor fast enough, perspiration gets trapped. This makes the garments uncomfortable and too hot to wear for an extended amount of time.”

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